A Binge Watch Guide: Renewed & Cancelled Television Shows For 2021-2022
There’s a plethora and surplus of television networks and streaming services today. In turn, no one can blame you if you can’t keep track of all the shows that have been canceled or renewed. Without a doubt, the vast television landscape today is as hectic and complicated as ever. Recent world events even made things more confusing to a certain degree, and you’ll never know if a particular television show might be renewed or canceled.
Worry no less as we’ve managed to compile an exhaustive list of all the television shows that have been renewed and canceled. Consider this article as an excellent TV scorecard for the 2021-2022 television season. It’s safe to assume that you’ll find some of the most recognizable shows on television on this list. Find out if your favorite TV show has been renewed for another season!
20/20 | ABC | Currently Airing Season 43
20/20 is a long-running television news magazine that has been broadcasting on ABC since 1978. The show, initially created by ABC News executive Roone Arledge, features a program that’s similar to CBS’s 60 minutes, featuring several in-depth story packages, and it focuses on human stories rather than international and political topics. Interstingly, the “20/20” name came from the “20/20” measurement of visual sharpness.
20/20 continues to air and broadcast to this day, and it’s currently in its 43rd season. We certainly have to give a ton of credit to the people in ABC for continuing to renew the show. Expect 20/20 to continue to become a staple for Friday evenings, as it has now shifted to a two-hour format. The show now highlights various true crime stories and celebrity scandals, which we’re confident most viewers will find extremely interesting.
America’s Funniest Home Videos | ABC | Currently Airing Season 32
America’s Funniest Home Videos is another ABC television show that has been broadcasting for a long time. The show is ABC’s longest-running primetime entertainment show, and it has been on the air for 32 successful seasons. Due to its longevity, viewers have seen many hosts, and today, it’s currently hosted by Alfonso Ribeiro. The show continues its run as one of the most-viewed television shows, even after 32 seasons!
The show features various amateur videos submitted by regular people. Expect a ton of funny moments in each episode of America’s Funniest Home Videos, as amateur videos seem to get funnier each day. It’s worth noting that all videos on the show are taken by everyday people. Considering that home security systems come with CCTVs, we’re bound to see some extremely hilarious unedited footage submitted to the show every Sunday evening!
American Housewife | ABC | Cancelled After 5 Seasons
American Housewife is a hit television sitcom that aired on ABC in October of 2016. The show, created and written by Sarah Dunn, features the daily life of “Katie Otto.” She’s a wife and a mother who tries to deal with and maintain her family together with her sense of self. She also deals with various pretentious, wealthy, and even arrogant housewives in the town of Westport, Connecticut. American Housewife has been airing for five years, and it’s accumulated a decent fanbase.
That particular fanbase would be incredibly sad when they learn that the show won’t be renewed for a sixth season. ABC decided to cancel and pull the plug on American Housewife in May 2021 due to declining numbers. ABC must’ve done extensive investment planning and figured that their television lineup would be better without including American Housewife in it.
American Idol | ABC | Renewed for Season 20
American Idol is one of the most popular singing competition television shows in American Television. Created by Simon Fuller, American Idol began airing on Fox for 14 long years from 2002 until 2016. Throughout its history, the show has been able to produce some of the industry’s biggest talents, such as Kelly Clarkson, Jordin Sparks, Carrie Underwood, Kris Allen, David Cook, and many more!
The show began airing again on ABC in March of 2018 as part of the network’s attempt to bring it back. Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, and Luke Bryan take on the role of the show’s new judges. Fans of the revival, and the franchise in general, would be pleased to know that ABC is renewing the show for another season. It’ll premiere in the Winter of 2022, and ABC surely deserves a ton of credit for giving the show’s fans what they want.
A Million Things | ABC | Renewed for Season 4
A Million Little Things is one of the television shows that’s included in ABC’s drama lineup. It stars Romany Malco, David Guintoli, Allison Miller, Grace Park, Christina Moses, Floriana Lima, Tristan Byon, Lizzy Green, and Chance Hurstfield. The show’s plot is set in Boston, and it revolves around a close-knit group of friends who currently feel as if they’re stuck in relative aspects of their lives. The group, however, goes through an exciting change due to the untimely passing of one member, which also serves as a wake-up call to other members of the group.
A Million Little Things just finished its third season, and fans would be happy to learn that ABC is renewing it for the fourth season. Season three averaged a 0.43 rating and almost 2.75 million viewers. ABC must’ve felt that the show was an excellent investment and that renewing it for another season was a no-brainer.
The Bachelor | ABC | Pending Renewal
The Bachelor is a well-known American relationship and dating reality television show that started airing back in March 2002. It has been airing on ABC for 25 seasons, and it’s hosted by Chris Harrison. The show revolves around one Bachelor that starts with a pool of romantic interests. Among those included in the pool, he/she is expected to select a wife. Throughout the season, candidates will be slowly eliminated until the final week where the Bachelor ends up asking his final selection to marry him.
The ratings for this long-running ABC reality series have slowly been declining throughout the years. The Bachelor recently wrapped up its 25th season, and it isn’t clear if ABC will include it in its lineup for the 2021-2022 season. Expect the network to perform tedious investment planning in deciding on whether to renew it or not. If it gets renewed, we’re confident that loyal fans of the show would be delighted.
The Bachelorette | ABC | Renewed for Seasons 17 & 18
Another reality television dating show in ABC’s lineup is The Bachelorette. The hit series is a direct spin-off of The Bachelor and largely contributes to The Bachelor franchise. It features a single bachelorette and her chance to pick a husband-to-be among 25 bachelors. It has been airing on ABC since 2004, and the show has produced some of the most memorable moments in the history of the franchise.
Avid fans of the show would be pleased to know that ABC’s renewing The Bachelorette for two more seasons, giving the green light for a seventeenth and eighteenth season of The Bachelorette. ABC also announced that former Bachelorettes would host the next two seasons. The show’s ratings have been decent to a certain degree, and it’s certainly enough for ABC to include it in its lineup for two more seasons.
Bachelor in Paradise | ABC | Renewed for Season 7
Bachelor in Paradise is a well-known reality competition television series, which is another brilliant spin-off coming from The Bachelor franchise. It sports an elimination-style format, and it features previous contestants that have found themselves eliminated on The Bachelorette and The Bachelor. Bachelor in Paradise was initially hosted by Chris Harrison, and it’s set in a secluded and breathtaking paradise located in Mexico.
We’d certainly have to applaud and give credit to the creators of the franchise for another well-thought spin-off. The show recently finished its sixth season, and ABC decided to renew it for its seventh season. There’s certainly something interesting about reality competition and the possibility of winning a large sum of money. It’s also incredibly interesting to see former contestants of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette try and find true love on television one more time.
Big Sky | ABC | Renewed for Season 2
Big Sky is a crime drama thriller created by David E. Kelley, which started airing on ABC in November of 2020, and it just recently finished its first season. It’s based on a series of novels by C.J. Box, and it features an incredibly talented cast. Some of the notable actors in the cast of Big Sky include Kylie Bunbury, Katheryn Winnick, Natalie Alyn Lind, Jade Pettyjohn, Dedee Pfeiffer, and many more. The show was a fall entry in ABC’s 2020-21 television lineup, and it quickly gained its fair share of avid viewers and fans.
Those avid viewers and fans would surely be delighted to learn that ABC’s renewing the show for another season. Season one of Big Sky featured 16 episodes, and it also obtained respectable ratings. The results and ratings of the crime drama must have been enough for ABC to renew the show and further cultivate its investment! Expect a binge-worthy season two of Big Sky on ABC in the Fall of 2021.
Black-ish | ABC | Renewed for Eighth & Final Season
Another highly-celebrated sitcom on ABC’s lineup is black-ish. It’s a television series created by Kenya Barris, which started airing on ABC in September of 2014. The plot features an upper-middle-class African-American family that’s led by Anthony Anderson. The show also features Yara Shahidi, Marcus Scribner, Miles Brown, and Marsai Martin. Throughout its seven-year run, the show has received critical acclaim.
Actors in the cast of black-ish have been able to win several awards, including several Golden Globe Awards, Emmy nominations, and a TCA Award. It’s also an undebatable fact that black-ish gained a decent following of avid fans and viewers throughout its seven-season run. Those fans will undoubtedly be thrilled to know that ABC is renewing the show for an eighth and final season. The network deserves a ton of credit for allowing the cast and staff of black-ish to end the show on a proper note without leaving any unanswered questions.
Call Your Mother | ABC | Cancelled After One Season
Call Your Mother is a television sitcom created by Kari Lizer. The sitcom started broadcasting on ABC on January 2021 as a midseason sitcom entry in the 2021-2021 television season. The show featured acting performances from Kyra Sedgwick, Joey Bragg, Austin Crute, Rachel Sennott, and Patrick Brammall. Call Your Mother focuses on a story about an empty nest mother who moved to Los Angeles, California, from Waterloo, Iowa, in order to be close to her children.
Five months later, Call Your Mother was canceled after airing for just one season. ABC must’ve figured out through extensive investment planning that the show wasn’t worth giving another shot. The first season of Call Your Mother averaged sub-par ratings and a viewer count of about 2.425 million. Despite the sub-par performance, we weren’t expecting ABC to pull the plug on the show after just a single season.
Celebrity Wheel of Fortune | ABC | Renewed For Season Two
It’s safe to say that everyone knows or has seen an episode of The Wheel of Fortune. Hosted by Pat Sajak and Vanna White, the show is one of the most popular television shows of all time. Interestingly, the show resulted in a spin-off that gained critical acclaim. The spin-off is called The Celebrity Wheel of Fortune, and it features three celebrity contestants in each episode.
Celebrity Wheel of Fortune features the same game show format as Wheel of Fortune. Some of the actors who appeared in the first season were Leslie Jones, Rob Riggle, Joe Tessitore, Tony Hawk, Maria Menounos, and many more. Season one averaged an outstanding rating of 0.91 and a viewer count of 6.517 million. In turn, it was more than enough for ABC to jump and cultivate their investment in the show for a second season.
The Chase | ABC | Renewed For Season Two
It’s no secret that ABC has been airing many games shows this season. Once the world landscape changes, it’ll certainly be interesting how many of them will survive. One recent game show that’s gained attention is The Chase, which is an American adaptation of the British television quiz show, and it’s hosted by Brooke Burns. It features an entertaining and fast-paced competition where three contestants pit their wits and go against the “Chaser.”
The “Chaser” is a quiz genius who’ll be making it difficult for them to win the cash prizes. In such a short time, the show has been able to gain a decent viewer count. Season one of The Chase brought decent ratings and a viewer count of around 4.674 million. These numbers were certainly enough to be given the green light for another season after extensive investment planning from ABC executives.
The Conners | ABC | Renewed For Season Four
Up next is The Conners, which is one of ABC’s highest-rated comedy series. The comedy stars actors John Goodman, Sara Gilbert, Laurie Metcalf, Emma Kenny, Michael Fishman, Ames McNamara, and Jay R. Ferguson. Well-known celebrities also make guest appearances in the show, and some of the most notable guest acts include Danny Trejo, Rene Rosado, and Anna Maria Horsford. The show has quite a loyal fanbase, and they’d surely be happy to learn that ABC is renewing it for the fourth season.
The show picks up on where the hit sitcom Roseanne left off. It follows the story of an extended working-class family led by John Goodman’s character. The first two seasons have been fairly exceptional for ratings, and the third season had just recently ended. The show saw a dip from viewer count as season three premiered with 4.900 million viewers and ended with 3.663 million. ABC must’ve tackled these numbers in their investment planning, and it was enough for it to be given the go signal four another season.
Dancing with the Stars | ABC | Renewed for Season 30
Premiered in June 2005, the US version of the UK dance competition Strictly Come Dancing, Dancing with the Stars was originally hosted by Tom Bergeron from its inception until its twenty-eight season in 2019. As the show renewed its twenty-ninth season, it premiered in September 2020 with a new host, Tyra Banks, who replaced Bergeron. Subsequently, the dance contest series went on to its thirtieth season in the Fall of 2021.
The show’s premise consists of a celebrity who is paired with a professional dancer, then performs the predetermined dances and competes with other participants vying for the judge’s votes and audience votes. The pair that receives the lowest combined total of the votes is eliminated from the competition each week until only one pair remain, which will then be declared the champion. Credit to the viewer’s support for the show, it continues to entertain people with its program.
For Life | ABC | Canceled after two seasons
American television legal drama series created by Hank Steinberg For Life premiered in February 2020 on ABC network. The series was loosely based on a true story of a person imprisoned for a crime he did not commit, Isaac Wright Jr. The series centered on the character of Aaron Wallace, who was sentenced to life imprisonment after he was wrongly convicted. While he was imprisoned, he became a lawyer and worked as a defense attorney for twenty other inmates while striving to get his own sentence overturned.
In September 2020, it was reported that the production of the show’s second season was suspended due to the pandemic but eventually premiered in November that same year. Subsequently, ABC network canceled the series a few months back in May 2021 after two seasons, though it’s expected to find other networks to resume the production.
The Goldbergs | ABC | Renewed for Season 9
The Goldbergs is an American period sitcom series created by Adam F. Goldberg and premiered in September 2013. The series is loosely based on Goldbergs’ family and childhood back in the ’80s, which presents the era through the eyes of adolescents and later in the series, in a teenagers’ eyes. With the videotaped childhood events of the showrunner, many of these were reenacted for series episodes, while the original version is shown before the show’s credits end.
The show stars Jeff Garlin, who portrays the role of the father, Murray, and Wendi McLendon-Covey portrays Beverly, the mother, with children Hayley Orrantia (Erica), Troy Gentile (Barry), and Sean Giambrone (Adam). Documenting his family’s life with his video camera is Adam. George Segal, who portrays the character of Albert “Pops” Solomon, is the father of Beverly and is frequently around to help out or provide advice to his grandchildren, often without the knowledge of his daughter.
The Good Doctor | ABC | Renewed for Season 5
Based on the South Korean television series of the same title in 2013, The Good Doctor was executive-produced by actor Daniel Dae Kim after he bought the rights of the original series and struck a deal with Sony Pictures Television—good investment planning on his part. Additionally, he brought in the creator of the medical drama on Fox network, House, David Shore, to develop the series. Another party that has a role in the production of the show includes ABC Studios, in association with the production companies 3AD, Entermedia, and Shore Z Productions.
The series revolves around the main character of a young autistic savant, who’s a surgical resident at the fictional San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital, Shaun Murphy, portrayed by actor Freddie Highmore. Initially, Kim offered the series to CBS Television Studios, but after failing to move forward in 2015, ABC network ordered the series in May 2017 and picked up the series for a full season of eighteen episodes. Fortunately, in May 2021, The Good Doctor was renewed for its fifth season.
Grey’s Anatomy | ABC | Renewed for Season 18
Grey’s Anatomy is a fictional television medical drama series that shows the lives of surgical residents, interns, and attendings as they evolve into seasoned doctors while balancing professional and personal relationships. It premiered in March 2007 on ABC network, and it’s an allusion to a classic human anatomy textbook that was first published in London in 1858, Gray’s Anatomy, written by Henry Gray.
The series revolves around the character of Dr. Meredith Grey, portrayed by actress Ellen Pompeo, who was an intern in the early part of the show and eventually became the chief of general surgery later on while exploring the ups and downs of a surgeon’s life. In May 2021, the series was renewed for its eighteenth season. It became the longest-running scripted primetime show, which is currently airing on ABC network and the longest-running medical drama series as of February 2019—credit to the storyline and the actors.
Holey Moley | ABC | Renewed for Seasons 3 and 4
American sports reality competition television series Holey Moley features a number of contestants competing against each other on a supersized miniature golf obstacle course in a series of head-to-head, sudden-death matchups. It’s created by Chris Culvenor for the ABC network and produced by Unanimous Media and Eureka Productions. The show premiered in June 2019 with NBA superstar Stephen Curry, also one of the executive producers, as the resident golf pro, with Joe Tessitore as the play-by-play commentator and Rob Riggle as the color commentator.
As the game progressed, the winners move on to round two. From there, three will remain, who will then proceed to the third and final round to compete in the “Mt. Holey Moley” hole in a three-way match. The grand prize is $25,000—good investment money to win— and a “Holey Moley” plaid jacket. The game show was renewed in February 2021 for its third and fourth seasons.
Home Economics | ABC | Renewed for Season 2
Home Economics is a comedy television series that revolves around the lives of three siblings—one belongs in the richest category, another in the middle-class, and the third belongs to the less fortunate. Created by John Aboud and Michael Colton, the series is inspired by the life of the latter co-creator that takes a look at the heartwarming yet frustrating and overly uncomfortable relationships of the three adult siblings. It premiered on the ABC network in April 2021 and was renewed in May 2021 for its second season.
The main characters include Jimmy Tatro as Connor, the youngest sibling who has a private equity firm, Caitlin McGee as Sarah, the middle sibling who is a child therapist, and Topher Grace as Tom, the oldest among the siblings who’s a middle-class author. In terms of reception, it holds an approval rating of 82% on Rotten Tomatoes, a considerable degree of success.
The Hustler | ABC | Renewed for Season 2
The television game show The Hustler follows five contestants in building up a cash prize by collaborating in answering a series of trivia questions. On the show beforehand, one contestant is secretly designated as the Hustler, who’s been given all the answers to the questions. By the end of the game, two contestants must correctly identify the Hustler to keep the other two eliminated contestants from winning the prize entirely, giving the players a degree of pressure.
ABC network picked up the series in October 2019 and began production around late fall. It premiered in January 2021 and was renewed for a second season in April 2021, which will be aired in June 2021. Some of the game show’s episode titles include A Puzzle, Wrapped In An Enigma, Tattooed In Mystery, The Ultimate Game of Deception, Watch Out for the Quiet Ones, Every Tic Could Be a Tell, and A Little Bit of Finger Pointing, among others.
The Rookie | ABC | Renewed for Season 4
The Rookie is a police procedural drama television series that follows a man in his forties, John Nolan, played by actor Nathan Fillion, who becomes the oldest rookie at the Los Angeles Police Department. Produced by Entertainment One and ABC Studios, it is based on the real-life of officer William Norcross who joined the department in his mid-40s after he moved to Los Angeles in 2015. Its first season premiered in October 2018 until April 2019. Recently, the series was renewed for its fourth season.
It’s a story of a forty-plus man from Pennsylvania who’s newly separated from his spouse and former owner of a construction business with a son in college—perhaps the lead character didn’t need student loans for his son. In one circumstance, Nolan inadvertently helped police officers in the course of a bank robbery. When the dust settled, he then moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career as a policeman in LAPD.
Shark Tank | Renewed for Season 13
The American reality television series Shark Tank is the adaptation of the international format Dragons’ Den that originated in Japan in 2001, titled Money Tigers. In the series, it shows entrepreneurs pitching their business models to a panel of five “sharks” or investors who will then decide whether to make investments or not on the proposition. The series was credited with a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Structured Reality Program from 2014 to 2017 and Outstanding Reality Program in 2012 and 2013. In May 2021, it was renewed for its thirteenth season.
As entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to the “sharks,” most often than not, they find some faults and weaknesses in the business model, company valuation, and product of the pitching prospect. The “sharks’ have their own style of approach or personality on the show, such as Kevin O’Leary, who shows a stern disposition in handing out his judgment about the pitched idea or product.
Station 19 | ABC | Renewed for Season 5
Station 19 is an action-drama series and the second spin-off of Grey’s Anatomy created by Stacy McKee for ABC network. It premiered in March 2018 and was renewed in May 2021 for its fifth season. In 2017, it received a series of orders from the ABC network, and the cast was filled out by October 2017. The executive producers for the show are Shonda Rhimes, Paris Barclay, Betsy Beers, and Stacy McKee.
The action-drama follows a group of ethnic Seattle Fire Department heroic firefighters at Station 19, from the captain down to the lowest ranks, in their professional and personal lives. For its first season, Rotten Tomatoes reported an approval rating of 65% and has an average rating of 6/10 based on 17 reviews. The Metacritic assigned a score of 55 out of 100, which uses a weighted average based on ten critics, giving the show a degree of sufficient achievement.
Supermarket Sweep | ABC | Renewed for Season 2
Combining an ordinary team-based quiz with a live and timed race through a supermarket, Supermarket Sweep cameras follow the teams with shopping carts through a large and vacated supermarket with several aisles. The winning team will be determined by the value of the items thrown into the cart. The original show was broadcast from December 1965 to July 1967 on the ABC network. The latest revival of the show premiered in October 2020 on the same network and was given the green light to be renewed for the second season in May 2021.
Each of the three competing teams is given a minute and 30 seconds of base time. In the first round, one contestant from each team is shown a list with four grocery items and asked to guess the price. An additional 15 seconds will be credited to the team who guessed the closest price. On the other hand, a board game of the original series on ABC network was manufactured in 1966 by Milton Bradley.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire | ABC | Pending Renewal
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire is an American game show adaptation from the same-titled British program, which was developed by Michael Davies for the United States. It features a contestant attempting to win a prize of $1 million by answering a series of multiple-choice questions that increase in difficulty after answering the previous question correctly. The program is one of the most successful and longest-running international variants of the franchise game show—credit to the producers.
The show has had several gameplay and format changes over its runtime. Since its debut, there were twelve contestants who answered all the questions correctly, eventually winning the grand prize of a million dollars. The program made television history by becoming one of the highest-rated game shows in US television history, as well as the first US network game show to offer a prize of $1 million.
All Rise | CBS | Canceled after two seasons
The American legal drama series All Rise, created by Greg Spottiswood, premiered in September 2019 and concluded in May 2021 on CBS network. It followed the character of Lola Carmichael, portrayed by Simone Missick, a newly appointed judge who is a highly regarded and impressive former deputy district attorney, pushing the boundaries and challenging the expectations of what a judge can be. Other actors included Wilson Bethel as Deputy District Attorney Mark Callan, Jessica Camacho as Emily Lopez, Lindsay Mendez as Sara Castillo, and Reggie Lee as Head DDA Thomas Choi, among many others.
Rotten Tomatoes reported an approval rating of 55% with an average rating of 5.98/10, based on 16 reviews—a degree of neutrality—while Metacritic has an average weighted score of 62/100, based on 10 critics, generally indicating favorable reviews. The website’s critical consensus was that it showed potential future growth while providing Simone Missick a decent showcase.
The Amazing Race | CBS | Pending Renewal
The Amazing Race is an adventure reality game show franchise that features teams of two people who race around the world, competing with other teams. Split into legs, the race tasked teams to deduce clues and navigate themselves in foreign countries, interact with locals, and perform mental and physical challenges that often highlight aspects of the location’s history, culture, or economy. Teams travel by various modes of transport, such as airplanes, helicopters, trains, bicycles, taxicabs, buses, boats, and by foot throughout the course of the race.
Teams are progressively eliminated from the race at the end of most legs for arriving last at the designated pit stops until only three teams remain. The top prize is awarded to the team who arrive first at the finish line. Moreover, a video game was developed based on this reality show, developed by Ludia for the Wii—great investment planning.
B Positive | CBS | Renewed for Season 2
B Positive is a comedy series that premiered on the 5th of November in 2020. It stars Thomas Middleditch, who is known for his performance in the commercially successful HBO comedy series Silicon Valley. To his credit, the show is slowly gearing up to be his next big success. Rottentomatoes gives this series a high 84% with their Tomatometer. Moreover, Thomas’s comedic performance is elevated by his co-star, Annaleigh Ashford, who is a Tony Award-winner.
The series B Positive follows the story of a therapist, who is recently divorced and is facing the issue of finding a kidney donor. The plot then thickens when a woman from his past volunteers to be the donor and they slowly form an unlikely journey as they also grow close to one another. Fans of this series should rejoice as CBS has decided to renew the series for a second season, which is set to be releases in the fall of 2021.
Big Brother | CBS | Renewed for Season 23
Big Brother is a famous TV reality competition show created by Dutch producer John de Mol. The original Dutch series aired in 1997 and has since then grown to a degree of international commercial success, where networks from across the globe have adopted the show. CBS originally aired the American adaptation of the show back in 2000 and has been on the air ever since. It is the second longest-running franchise release of the reality show that has spanned over 783 episodes.
The premise of the contest is simple. Contestants live in one house, and they compete in various challenges as the show progresses. The contests plus the dynamics of the contestants as they live together continue to prove to be top-notch quality entertainment. Fans will surely rejoice to know that CBS has announced the renewal of the show and is set to premiere on July 7 this year.
Blood & Treasure| CBS | Renewed for Season 2
Blood & Treasure is an action-adventure series, which stars the likes of Matt Barr, Sofia Pernas, Michael James Shaw, and Katia Winter, among others. The premise of the series follows the story of an art thief and an antiquities expert as they hunt down a terrorist stealing treasures. It originally premiered on May 21 back in 2019 and was created by Stephen Scaia and Matthew Federman, who also co-produced and wrote the series. The first season spanned over 12 episodes and has proven to be worthy of CBS’s investments. Based on Rottentomatoes, although their Tomatometer has deemed the show to be average, the audience rating puts it at a high 85%.
Last year, CBC announced the renewal of the series for a second season. Although a definitive release date is yet to be announced, we do know that the coming season will be ten episodes long.
Blue Bloods | CBS | Renewed for Season 12
Blue Bloods is a police drama that stars the iconic Tom Selleck alongside Bridget Moynahan, Donnie Wahlberg, Len Cariou, and Will Estes. The series originally aired over a decade ago, on September 24, 2010. The premise of the series follows the story of the Reagans, who have a long history in law enforcement. Frank, played by Tom, is the Police Commissioner, and while both of his sons are also in the police force, his daughter is an assistant district attorney.
Thus far, Blue Bloods has enjoyed widespread success and has been highly praised by critics. Moreover, Tom has also been given credit for his astounding performance in the drama series and was even nominated for a People’s Choice Award in 2017. Fans of the show should be overjoyed to know that CBS has announced the renewal of the series for a 12th season. Although, the definitive release date is yet to be determined by CBS.
Bob Hearts Abishola | CBS | Renewed for Season 3
Bob Heats Abishola is the brainchild of Gina Yashere, Eddie Gorodetsky, Al Higgins, and Chuck Lorre. It is an American sitcom, starring Billy Gardell as Bob and Folake Olowofoyeku as Abishola. It initially aired back in September of 2019, and so far, the series has enjoyed a degree of reasonable success, airing two seasons that span over 38 episodes. The audience rating in Rottentomatoes even scored it with an acceptable 68%.
The premise of the sitcom fits the progressive atmosphere of modern society. It follows middle-aged sock salesman Bob, who falls in love and tries to win over the heart of Abishola, a Nigerian immigrant nurse. Fans of the show would surely be happy to know that a little while ago in February, CBS announced that they would be making investments for the third season. Although, the release date of which is yet to be announced.
Bull | CBS | Renewed for Season 6
Bull is a legal drama series, which stars Michael Weatherly, who’s best known for his performance in NCIS as Anthony DiNozzo and in Dark Angel as Logan Cale. However, in Bull, he stars as the protagonist of the series, Dr. Jason Bull, who is inspired by the career of celebrity psychiatrist Dr. Phi McGraw. To Michael’s credit, Rottentomato critics gave him props for his acting chops, and even though they gave the 1st season of the show a very low Tomatometer of 22%, the audience gave it a much higher rating of 59%.
The series follows a distinguished psychologist who runs a trial consulting service as he helps different lawyers and clients through their court cases. Although CBS has shelled out investment money for the order of the 6th season of the show, they have yet to schedule a release date.
The Equalizer | CBS | Renewed for Season 2
2021’s The Equalizer is the reboot of the ’80s show with the same title, and just like the original, it is also a crime drama. The reboot has its own unique twist, with Queen Latifa playing the lead role of Robyn Mcall, known as The Equalizer. The show follows her story as a single mother and as an enigmatic figure who helps people as their defender, all the while pursuing a redemption story of her own. To the credit of Queen, she certainly played the part well and was even given credit for playing the role to the best of her abilities to the point of outshining the story-telling capabilities of the script.
So far, The Equalizer has aired ten episodes of the first season, and recently, CBS has announced their recent investments of ordering the show’s second season, which was announced just four episodes into the first season.
Evil | CBS | Renewed for Season 2
Evil is a supernatural drama series on American TV. It is the brainchild of Robert and Michelle King, which initially premiered back in 2019. The series stars Mike Colter, Katja Herbers, Michael Emerson, Kurt Fuller, and Aasif Mandvi, among others. The premise of the series follows the story of a group of individuals, a forensic psychologist, a technical contractor, and a Catholic seminarian, as they investigate various supernatural events.
The first season of this show garnered much critical acclaim, and even Rottentomatoes give credit to the show by giving it a Tomatometer of a very high 91%. In the same light, the audience wasn’t far enough and was given a rating of %83. Moreover, the series has truly proven worthy of CBS’ investments and a second season is well underway. Fans of the show will surely be thrilled to know that the latest season will be airing on June 20, 2021.
FBI | CBS | Renewed for Season 4
FBI is a crime drama, which originally aired back in 2018. It was created by Craig Turk and Dick Wolf and starred the likes of Missy Peregrym, Jeremy Sisto, Zeeko Zaki, Sela Ward, and John Boyd, among others. The story of the series revolves around the New York branch of the FBI and how a team of Special Agents investigates a variety of cases to keep the city safer than ever. Although the series achieved a great degree of reasonable success, it has also spawned several spin-offs.
So far, this crime drama has been around for over three years and has spanned over 56 episodes. Surely, it has proven itself worthy of CBS’s investments and truly shows a promising season, which fans from across the world would be most thrilled with. The fourth season was announced recently, in March 2021, though the release date is still unclear.
FBI: Most Wanted | CBS | Renewed for Season 3
FBI: Most Wanted is a spin-off series of the hit show FBI, which was created by Rene Balcer and originally aired back in January of 2020. The series follows an FBI task force, which tracks down and hunts criminals from the FBI’s Most Wanted List. This show sets itself apart from the original series with its more jam-packed action-manhunt sequences rather than focusing on the investigative part of crime-fighting. Moreover, here, they typically know who they are chasing after from the very start of the episodes.
This spin-off series has gained much commercial success and has already gone through two strong seasons, which spanned over 29 episodes. The success of the show has not gone unnoticed amongst the executives of CBS, and in March of 2021, they announced their investments for extending the series for a third season. Unfortunately, fans of the show will have to wait a bit longer for the scheduled premiere.
Love Island | CBS | Renewed for Season 3
Love Island is an American adaption of the British reality show of the same name. In August of 2018, CBS announced that they have shelled out some investment money for the production of the show and premiered the first season of the American Love Island a year later, in July 2019. The premise of the reality show is simple, contestants will live in isolation in a villa in Fiji, where each contestant would then try to couple with another contestant, whether it be for survival or love, and the winning couple will win a hefty sum of $100,000.
Through the pandemic, the show’s second season was fortunate enough to continue, and CBS was successful in moving the production to The Cromwell Las Vegas. It aired on August 24, 2020, and in 2021, CBS announced that production for the reality show’s third season is underway, which will take place in Hawaii. Fans will surely be thrilled that the show is set to premiere on July 7, 2021.
MacGyver | CBS | Canceled after Season 5
MacGyver is a reboot of the series of the same name, which originally aired under the production of ABC during the mid-’80s to the early-’90s. The series starred Lucas Till as Angus MacGyver, who is an undercover government special agent. He is known for fighting crime with his ingenious engineering capabilities rather than make use of brute force. The show was developed by Peter M. Lenkov, who is also responsible for the reboots of Magnum PI and Hawaii Five-0. MacGyver. Along with the two shows, it takes place in the same universe, which fans dubbed as Lenkov-verse.
MacGyver has had its fair share of ups and downs. To the credit of the show’s writers and production, they have earned reasonable success despite some controversies and off-screen drama. Sadly, in early April of 2021, CBS announced that they would not be renewing MacGyver for a 6th season, airing the final episode on April 30, 2021.
Magnum P.I. | CBS | Renewed for Season 4
Magnum PI is a reboot of the series of the same name, which aired through the ’80s and was created by Glen Larson and Donald Bellisario. This reboot was developed by Peter Lenkov, who is also given credit for the development of the reboot of MacGyver and Hawaii Five-O. Magnum PI stars Jay Hernandez as the iconic private investigator, Thomas Magnum, who is also a former Navy SEAL. The story follows Magnum as he fights and solves crimes in Hawaii.
Although the reception of the series has been mixed reviews, there is no doubt that people tune in for this show. It has gone through three strong seasons spanning over 56 episodes. In April of 2021, CBS announced that they would be continuing the series with a 4th season. Although, the exact date of its premiere has not been announced.
Mom | CBS | Ending after Season 8
Mom is an American sitcom, which is the brainchild of Chuck Lorre, Gemma Baker, and Eddie Gorodetsky, airing its first season back in September of 2013. The show starred Allison Janney and Anna Farris alongside the likes of Kaime Pressly, Mimi Kennedy, and Beth Hall, among others. Much to the credit of the writers and producers, the show has received a degree of critical acclaim, which earned Janney two consecutive Emmy Awards both in 2014 and 2015.
The series follows the story of the mother-daughter duo of Bonnie and Christy Plunkett as they try to rebuild their relationship, having been estranged due to their alcoholism. The sitcom has been lauded for tackling real-life issues such as teen pregnancy, alcoholism, drug abuse, and homelessness, among many others. Sadly, the production took a turn for the worst, when in September of 2020, Farris announced her departure from the show. Shortly after, CBS announced that it is calling it quits and will not continue with the sitcom for a 9th season.
NCIS | CBS | Renewed for Season 19
NCIS is one of the longest-running series on American television. The premise of which follows the story of a fictional special agents’ team from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. NCIS is a mixture of police procedural and military drama, which to the writers’ credit, have been their ticket to widespread success. The show is a spin-off of the 2000s series JAG, which also aired on CBS.
The series has no doubt received much commercial success throughout the years. It has even spawned a couple of spin-offs such as NCIS: New Orleans and NCIS: Los Angeles. The series has had a strong 18 season run thus far, spanning 414 episodes. Moreover, fans of the show will be thrilled to learn that in April of 2021, CBS announced that they would be continuing NCIS for a 19th season. Although, fans will also have to wait a bit longer as CBS has no scheduled release date.
NCIS Los Angeles | CBS | Renewed for Season 13
The spinoff of the hit 2003 action and police procedural drama, NCIS, NCIS Los Angeles, takes place in Los Angeles, focusing on the Office of Special Projects, an elite division of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. Being the second series of the NCIS franchise, it follows special agents G. Callen, played by Chris O’Donnell, and Sam Hanna, played by LL Cool J, who are undercover operatives. Sam, a former Navy SEAL Team Six, and Callen, a foster child of the Operations Manager Henriette Lange, is the show’s focus, appearing in almost all of its 280 episodes of airing.
Despite initially receiving a mixed reception from critics, the show would continue a high degree of good feedback, skyrocketing its rating in CBS. This success would ultimately lead to its first renewal in May 2020, receiving its 12th Season, and now, it would be renewed again for its 13th Season in 2021-2022.
NCIS: New Orleans | CBS | Ending after Season 7
Yet another title that belongs to the popular police procedural NCIS franchise, NCIS: New Orleans, is the second spinoff and the third title of the series. The series was initially written by Gary Glasberg, who wrote it as a pilot episode. The show, which would have seven seasons, stars Scott Bakula and C.C.H. Pounder and is produced by CBS Studios, Wings Productions, and, for the first four seasons, When Pigs Fly Incorporated.
Set and filmed in the historic city of New Orleans, it follows the group of Naval Criminal Investigative Service agents based in New Orleans, Louisiana. Moreover, the cast is lead by Supervisory Special Agent Dwayne Cassius Pride, played by Scott Bakula, and his Assistant Supervisory Special Agent Hannah Khoury, played by Necar Zadegan. Unfortunately, the show would only end with seven seasons, unlike its two older brothers. To its credit, however, its ending would serve as the foundation of the third spinoff and upcoming series NCIS: Hawai’i.
The Neighborhood | CBS | Renewed for Season 4
On October 1st, 2018, the show will premiere. The Neighborhood is a Jim Reynolds-created American comedic television series. The series follows a white Midwestern family as they adjust to their new home in Pasadena, California, primarily African-American. Its ensemble includes Cedric the Entertainer as Calvin Butler, ‘The Nicest Guy in the West’ Max Greenfield as Dave Johnson, Tichina Arnold as Tina Butler, and Beth Behrs as Gemma Johnson others.
The show had an initial plan for release as a pilot episode in 2017, and it was written and produced by Jim Reynolds, with the show titled Here Comes the Neighborhood. However, come 2018, it would change its title to Welcome to the Neighborhood, but later changing its title again for the last time as simply, The Neighborhood, with the series premiering in the fall of 2018. Despite garnering mixed to negative reviews upon its release, to its credit, the show would continue to have three more seasons upon 2021, with about 61 episodes all in all.
Survivor | CBS | Renewed for Season 41
Perhaps one of the select few shows in this list that can claim not to need a thorough introduction, the Primetime Emmy Award-winning show, Survivor. The show receives credit for giving birth to a multi-million-dollar franchise spanning multiple languages and countries.
The show, which premiered on May 31, 2000, was hosted and produced by celebrity host Jeff Probst. Its then-unique premise involves gathering a group of strangers and dropping them off in an isolated location, wherein they must provide their shelter and food. It also features a voting mechanism, where the contestants progressively vote each other out, with the sole winner receiving the grand prize of $1 million. The 20-year-old show has since then received countless renewals, with a total of 40 seasons and over 500 episodes. So now, it doesn’t come as a surprise that the hit television series will receive yet another season. The 41st season will come out in the fall of 2021.
S.W.A.T. | CBS | Renewed for Season 5
S.W.A.T. is a popular series based on American action/drama produced by Aaron Rahsaan Thomas and Shawn Ryan. Moreover, the show takes inspiration from the 1975 television series of the same name directed by Robert Hamner and produced by Rick Husky. Los Angeles native and former Marine Sergeant Daniel Harrelson, nicknamed Hondo, serves as the series’s protagonist. The series starts with Harrelson receiving a summons to oversee a new Special Weapons and Tactics team.
Among the show’s list of credits include actors and actresses such as Shemar Moore, Stephanie Sigman, Alex Russell, and Lina Esco, among many others. Since its first season’s release in November 2017, the show has continued to three more seasons, a total of 4 seasons and 84 episodes from 2017 to 2021. Sources report that the show will produce a fifth season in early 2021. However, filming and release dates are yet to be confirmed.
SEAL Team | CBS | Renewed for Season 5
SEAL Team is a classic military/drama series developed by Benjamin Cavell and produced by CBS Studios. It premiered on CBS on September 27, 2017, with the story focused on an elite unit of the United States Navy SEALs. The ensemble cast consists of David Boreanaz, A.J. Buckley, Toni Trucks, Max Thieriot, Niel Brown Jr., and Jessica Paré.
The series’ release stemmed from the fact that CBS’s previous military drama, Six, earned the network a high degree of popularity and revenue. In early 2017, the production made efforts to lay the foundations for a similar series. To be written and produced by Benjamin Cavell, the new series was titled SEAL Team, and receiving a series order come October 2017, turning the pilot episode into one of 22 episodes in the first season. Not long after the first season’s conclusion, it would receive another season order, effectively greenlighting season 2, with the series continuing until season 4. The series has received yet another season, season 5, airing nationwide through Paramount+.
Tough as Nails | CBS | Renewed through Season 4
Tough as Nails is a television series featuring contestants that outwit and outpower their fellow contestants by completing hard and grueling challenges on job sites. With real-world challenges, competitors are put to the test in terms of strength, endurance, agility, and mental toughness. Even if they win the solo competition, they can still compete in team tournaments throughout the season for additional prizes. In it, contestants fight in 6-on-6 team challenges, solo matches, and “Overtime” elimination clashes, all contributing to the show’s high degree of competitiveness.
The show started in October 2019, when CBS first ordered it to be a 10-episode show, to be hosted and produced by Phil Keoghan, alongside his wife, Louise. Come August 2020, and the series was slated for its second season, which aired in February of the following year, concluding its second, 10-episode season. However, not long after in April, CBS yet again ordered the series’ revival through the renewal of not one but two seasons, although the release dates are yet to be announced.
The Unicorn | CBS | Cancelled After Two Seasons
Possibly one of the few unfortunate ones on this list is CBS’s The Unicorn, which was aired for a total of two seasons from September 2019 to March 2021, for a total of 31 episodes all-in-all. The show follows a group of friends aiming are to help their widowed friend Wade, played by Walton Goggins, grieve and move on after his wife passed on. Wade received a massive following in comedy as he re-entered the chaotic world of dating during the show’s peak. He became quite the popular commodity, all while raising two girls as a single father.
The series started in 2019 as a pilot series, with the network further ramping up its status later in the same year. Created and produced by Bill Martin and Mike Schiff, not long after the series’ release, it garnered positive reviews, giving it much-needed attention and a relatively high degree of popularity. Although it was not to last since, after two seasons, CBS canceled the show in May of 2021.
United States of Al | CBS | Renewed for Season 2
United States of Al is a television sitcom created by CBS and produced by David Goetsch and Maria Ferrari. The latter is known as a producer on the hit 2000s sitcom The Big Bang Theory. The series stars Adhir Kalyan as Al, an Afghan translator, and follows his life as he goes to Columbus, Ohio, with his friend Riley, played by Parker Young, a veteran of the US Marine Corps whom he assisted during his duty.
It started in late 2019 when its television pilot was announced, with production set to begin the following year. In 2020, CBS made efforts to turn the concept into a series, and the expected launch date was around April 2021. Upon its release, it received mixed reviews while still garnering a degree of popularity and interest. As of May 2021, the production team already has the necessary resources to produce another season.
Young Sheldon | CBS | Renewed through Season 7
Created as a spinoff to the megahit long-running American sitcom, The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon takes place in the 1980s-1990s, decades before the events of The Big Bang Theory. It focuses on- you guessed it, a young Sheldon Cooper, now played by Iain Armitage, with the original adult version played by Jim Parsons. Its ensemble cast also credits actors and actresses Zoe Perry, Montana Jordan, Lance Barber, and Matt Hobby.
The prequel series began production in November 2016 after Parsons, the original Sheldon, pitched the idea to the producers of The Big Bang Theory. CBS commissioned the series in March of the following year, and Armitage and Perry received major roles in the show. Now, four years in the making, the series has become a mainstay in CBS’s shows, often compared with its predecessor. Much like its predecessor, it would also receive multiple season renewals, and as of March 2021, is expected to release three more seasons; Seasons 5, 6, and 7.
Awkwafina is Nora from Queens | Comedy Central | Renewed for Season 2
Awkwafina Nora from Queens is a scripted comedy series loosely based on the lead actress’s real-life beginnings in Flushing, Queens. The actress, whom the series is named after, Awkwafina, plays the lead character of Nora Lin. She focuses on her family as she navigates young adulthood, having been raised alongside her cousin by her father and grandmother.
You all may know her for her breakthrough role as the best friend of Rachel Chu, Peik Lin giving her most prominent role yet, and she would also later receive the role of the ‘last dragon’ Sisu in Disney’s latest animated film, Raya and the Last Dragon. Not long after Awkwafina is Nora from Queens’s initial release, it would garner much-deserved attention with a mainly positive response, and with it, a degree of success. Now, the show expects to release its second season soon after the resources affected by the pandemic situation regain stability.
Crank Yankers | Comedy Central | Renewed for Season 6
Initially aired in 2002 on Comedy Central, the show Crank Yankers features actual prank calls made by show regulars. Famous guests are re-enacted onscreen by puppets for visual assistance to show viewers what happens during calls. It initially saw a production by Adam Carolla and Jimmy Kimmel, the famed late-night talk show host. Although ending shortly in 2002, it would later resurface on MTV2 in 2007, airing for one month before ending again.
However, in 2019, Kimmel would announce in his self-titled show Jimmy Kimmel Live! that the show would have a revival in Comedy Central with 20 episodes, this time, including pranks on social media. His brother, Jonathan Kimmel, served as the executive producer and showrunner, receiving credit for the show’s 5th season, which aired in 2019, and its 5th season in 2020. As of May of 2021, it would repeat another season with 20 episodes, paving the way to 90+ episodes for the series.
The Daily Show| Comedy Central | Renewed through 2022
The Daily Show is a late-night conversation and news satire television show from the United States and airs on Comedy Central Monday through Thursday, calling itself a fake news show. It often takes its comedy and satire from recent news topics, political leaders, and media institutions, as well as self-referential humor. First hosted by Craig Kilborn from 1996 to 1998, the mantle was then taken by Jon Stewart, who is often giving credit for shaping the show as it is now, being its host from 1999 to 2015.
The show eventually saw a succession with Trevor Noah, who is currently hosting the show since 2015. Highly popular among younger audiences due to its humor and topics, it has then received multiple awards and spinoffs. Hence, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to know that the series will continue to produce seasons up to 2022.
Good Talk with Anthony Jeselnik | Comedy Central | Renewed for Season 2
With characteristics resembling at least three different genres, Good Talk with Anthony Jeselnik has a talk show format built on self-promotional banter commonly found in late-night talk shows. The show is hosted by the American comic and producer Anthony Jeselnik, known for his dark comedy and unique stage persona. Indeed, the combination of Jeselnik’s comedic prowess and the show’s concept makes for an exciting watch. More importantly, fans can expect an intricate display of wit, humor, and intelligence that only Jeselnik can provide.
He is given credit as the show’s host and producer, with the show initially airing in 2019. The show is also known for its rather star-studded guests, with personalities such as David Spade, Tig Notaro, and Nick Kroll being prominent comedian guests. Conversely, despite having only six episodes, the first season influenced audiences to be left wanting more. In conclusion, although it expects to release another season soon, release dates are still unconfirmed.
The Jim Jefferies Show | Comedy Central | Airing Season 3
The Jim Jefferies Show, in most of its 3-year tenure, rose to prominence as a show similar to The Daily Show, another satirical news show. As you may have already known, the show is named after its host, Jim Jefferies, and first aired in March 2017. Moreover, it didn’t take long for Comedy Central to order a total of 10 episodes. After a brief 5-week break, the season wrapped up with another ten episodes, giving Season 1 a total of 20 episodes all in all.
It would continue to air two more seasons, both of which had an increasing number of episodes. However, come late 2020, the show would then be canceled, ending its three-year run. But to its credit, the show would still live on in Paramount’s very own streaming service, Paramount+, where the show is available for premium account subscribers.
South Park | Comedy Central | Renewed through Season 26
Good news for the South Park fans! Your favorite animated TV sitcom from Comedy Central received the signal for a renewal through the 26th season. The announcement made in September 2019 was for three seasons, 24, 25, and 26. Meaning, after the 23rd season, we’ll get the chance to watch 30 more episodes from the long-running show, according to TVLine, in 2019. However, due to the pandemic, the show hasn’t aired any new episodes yet. The last episode of season 23 aired on December 11, 2019, but released specials in September 30, 2020, and March 10, 2021.
Trey Parker and Matt Stone, who invested in creating this project, also voiced most of our favorite characters. Mona Marshall and April Stewart, on the other hand, are also part of the voice cast. Some famous names who lent their stunning voices were Jennifer Aniston, Jay Leno, and George Clooney.
South Side | Comedy Central | Renewed for Season 2
Another season for Comedy Central’s South Side is now confirmed. According to Yahoo! News, the production team requested the sitcom to air ten more episodes for the subsequent season. Of course, our favorite duo Sultan Salahuddin and Kareme Young, are reprising their respective acting credits as Simon and Kareem. The first episode was aired on July 24, 2019, while the renewal news broke even before the last episode aired on television.
Just like most of us, the production of the second season was affected by the ongoing pandemic. That’s why there is still no news about when the show will continue to air fresh episodes. However, in August 2020, HBO Max announced that they had acquired the rights to broadcast the subsequent season, but some reports mentioned that the TV series is more likely to start showing on September 15, 2021, so stay tuned!
All American | The CW Network | Renewed for Season 4
After airing three successful seasons, comprising 45 episodes, The CW confirmed that the series is expected to renew for its fourth season. There is no specific date for when the newest episode will air, but the 2021-2022 season is indeed a thing. The first episode of the third season was aired on January 18, 2021, and will end on July 19, 2021.
Daniel Ezra, Samantha Logan, Taye Diggs, and other cast members are more likely to reprise their respective credits from the show. Aside from the subsequent season, the network also gave a signal for a spin-off of the TV series entitled All American: Homecoming. The well-known review website Rotten Tomatoes, on the other hand, gave the first season a Tomatometer rating of 92% percent, while the second season had a perfect score! We won’t be surprised if the incoming fourth season is not the last with these numbers alone.
Batwoman | The CW | Renewed for Season 3
Another series from The CW is renewing for its third season, and fans surely love to see it. Of course, we should expect that Javicia Leslie will have the only credit to wear the sexy black suit. In contrast, Dougray Scott, Meagan Tandy, Rachel Skarsten, Nicole Kang, and other cast members are expected to return next season. The announcement initially came from the network, including its 11 different series that will continue airing fresh episodes. However, there are still no reports about when they will bless our eyes with new and exciting scenes.
Batwoman’s second season didn’t do well in rating, averaging only 0.16% in the demographic of 18-49, seducing 663,000 viewers. The series is not the only one receiving a reduction of viewership but most shows of the network. More importantly, this leads The CW to turn their heads towards streaming platforms and other revenues.
Black Lightning | The CW | Aired fourth and final season
It’s bittersweet news for the Black Lightning fans as The CW network announced that the series fourth’s season would be the finale. Black Lightning was first introduced in 2018 and has already aired 58 episodes. The fourth season already aired on February 8, 2021, and bid its fans goodbye on May 24, 2021. Cress Williams, the lead credit, portrayed his Jefferson Pierce and Black Lightning role for the very last time. At the same time, Nafessa Williams, Christine Adams, and China Ann McClain, who gave justice to their characters, also took a bow.
The significant decline of viewership is one of the main factors why the show ended, considering that the first season had an average viewer of 2.74 million. In contrast, the third only had 1.09 million. On the other hand, Rotten Tomatoes gave the series fair scores: 96% for the first, 91, for the second, and 89% for the third.
Burden of Truth | The CW | Renewed for fourth and final season
According to the TV Series Finale, the CBC’s legal drama series will stop airing new episodes after season four, which already aired on March 18, 2021. However, the US audience will get to watch it on July 5, 2021, on The CW. The series primarily evolves in the character of Kristin Kreuk as Joanna Chang and Peter Mooney as Billy Crawford, both lawyers, started broadcasting on January 10, 2018, and had 34 episodes across four seasons. Other cast members include Star Slade, Nicola Correia-Damude, and Paul Braunstein.
If you’re wondering how Rotten Tomatoes will recommend the show, the first season had a 90% score on Tomatometer, while the others are yet to receive their respective figures. Kristin Kreuk, Ilana Frank, and Jocelyn Hamilton are the executive producers, while Douglas Mitchell, Kelly Makin, Madison Thomas, Michelle Latimer directed two episodes each of the last eight episodes.
Charmed | The CW | Renewed for Season 4
Aside from Riverdale, Legacies, and Nancy Drew, The CW network also renewed Charmed for its fourth season. The WB series, which aired from 1998 to 2006, was resurrected by the former network and with new cast members. Melonie Diaz, Madeleine Mantock, and Sarah Jeffery landed the credit of Macy, Mel, Maggie, respectively. Other cast members include Ser’Darius Blain, Ellen Tamaki, and Rupert Evans. The renewal announcement was made in February 2021, when the show barely started its third season.
That being said, info about when the fourth season will start is still unavailable, but the third season will reportedly end on July 16, 2021. In case you haven’t given your eyes the chance to watch this game-changing series, you can watch it on Netflix, where the first and second seasons are now available. Jessica O’Toole, Amy Rardin, and Jennie Snyder Urman developed, and executive produced the series.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow | The CW | Renewed for Season 7
Even before the show aired its sixth season, The CW network already assured the fans that the season would not last, and they can expect a season seven. Developed by Marc Guggenheim, Greg Berlanti, Phil Klemmer, and Andrew Kreisberg. Although the next season is already a thing, the casts aren’t. However, we can all cross our fingers for Caity Lotz, Jes Macallan, Tala Ashe, and Nick Zano to reprise their respective roles.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow was initially released in 2016, lasted 42 to 45 minutes, and distributed by Warner Bros. Television Distribution. If we’ll ask the established review site, Rotten Tomatoes, the superhero TV series has an average Tomatometer of 89% and an average audience score of 69%. This critically acclaimed series can be watched every Sunday at 8 PM, only on The CW. However, more streaming options will be made available to make international viewing more accessible in the future.
DC’s Stargirl | The CW | Renewed for Season 3
Guess the show already made a good impression as even before the second season started airing, the third season is already confirmed! Yes, you read it right; season 3 will happen. Brec Bassinger is set to portray Courtney Whitmore and Stargirl. Still, we hope to see more of Yvette Monreal, Anjelika Washington, and Cameron Gellman in the subsequent season.
To name some of the critical people, Sarah Schechter, Melissa Carter, and Greg Berlanti are the executive producers who indeed dropped a massive amount of investment money for this show to exist. Geoff Johns created Stargirl while Warner Bros. Television Distribution handles the distribution. Rotten Tomatoes gave the series a whopping 89%, while most reviewers gave it positive feedback. Without any future problems, the second season’s first episode is set to premiere on August 10, 2021. Hopefully, we’ll see an equal or even better quality show than the first season.
Dynasty | The CW | Renewed for Season 5
Included in the 12 shows that will receive another season is Dynasty. The show, which aired its first-ever season in October 2017, is now getting its fifth season. Since The CW Ceo and Chairman Mark Pedowitz announced before the fourth season released its news, the date and number of episodes of the fifth season are still up in the air. However, stars like Elizabeth Gillies, Nathalie Kelley, Robert Christopher Riley, and James MacKay will most likely return portraying their respective credits next season.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, the show was forced to air 20 episodes on the third season, usually 22, but we can expect the fourth season to go back to its normal episode count. If you’re not updated, this show is a remake of the 1980s with a similar title. However, it incorporates modern elements and cinematography, making it an excellent watch for most enthusiasts of the genre.
The Flash | The CW | Renewed for Season 8
Of course, it has to have another one! The CW’s The Flash, which has been on the air since 2014, will still be airing fresh episodes, most probably in 2022. The seventh season started on March 2, 2021, and will reportedly end on July 20, 2021. Changes in the cast members, if there’s any, are yet to be announced, but of course, we’d like to see more of Grant Gustin as Barry Allen and The Flash while we’re rooting for Tom Cavanagh, Candice Patton, and Carlos Valdes’s credit to return for the upcoming season.
The superhero series has received a stunning 89% for the average Tomatometer, while Rolling Stone gave it a spot on its 40 Best Science Fiction TV Shows of All Time in 2016, ranked at number 23. Among the awards, it has received are ten Kids’ Choice Awards, one Primetime Emmy Award, six BMI Film, TV & Visual Media Awards, and six nominations.
In the Dark | The CW | Renewed for Season 4
All of In The Dark fans can now peacefully watch the third season of the crime drama TV series as the network included it on its 12 shows which will continue airing new and exciting episodes. Prominent characters such as Perry Mattfeld, Rich Sommer, Brooke Markham, and Casey Deidrick are expected to reprise their respective roles. Among its executive producers who have significant investment in the series are Ben Stiller, Corinne Kingsbury, and Jackie Cohn.
Filming of the third season finished in April 2021, while its first episode will air on June 23, 2021. The first and second had 13 episodes, so we presume that the third and fourth will get the same installments. It’s uncertain if the newly renewed season will be its last since everything is possible, but we’re crossing our fingers that it will not. Also, according to the TV Series Finale, it will most likely be released in September 2021 through August 2022.
Kung Fu | The CW | Renewed for Season 2
Another series that probably made an excellent first impression is Kung Fu, as The C.W. gave a signal for a second season. The first season’s filming ends in April 2021, while the initial episode premiered on April 7, 2021. The show stars Olivia Liang, Kheng Hua Tan, and Tzi Ma. David Madden, Martin Gero, and Greg Berlanti are known executive producers, while Christina M. Kim took the credit for developing the series.
There’s still no date for when the second season will be released, but reputable sources report its inclusion in the 2021-2022 T.V. season. Rotten Tomato gave it a fair Tomatometer score of 81%, while it received an average score of 65 out of 100 on Metacritic. Right now, let’s focus on how the first season will progress so that it will keep us in the loop for the upcoming season. The show airs at 8 PM E.T. on The C.W.
Legacies | The CW | Renewed for Season 4
Legacies’ supporters, all of you can now breathe in relief as your favorite series on The CW channel is renewing itself for the next season. Danielle Rose Russell, Aria Shahghasemi, Kaylee Bryant, Jenny Boyd, and other cast members are expected to reprise their respective roles in the series, which started airing in October 2018. Television Distribution and executive produced by Brett Matthews, Leslie Morgenstein, Gina Girolamo, and Julie Plec, the creator.
Just like other renewed shows from the network, Legacies’ release date is yet to be announced, but there is a higher probability that we will also get to see it this year. We know that we’re not talking about credit cards, but we received the first three seasons in 16 installments, so the fourth season might also get similar episode counts. It’s too soon to know if this will be the last, but at least we have months to prepare for what it will be.
Nancy Drew | The CW | Renewed for Season 3
Another season will keep us at the edges of our seats as the supernatural mystery drama is coming back for its third season. Mark Pedowitz, the presiding CEO and Chairman of the board at The CW, also announced other series from the network like DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and All American. The first two seasons successfully aired 18 episodes each to expect the same number of installments for the third season. Also, the release date is still unknown, but we assumed that it would happen sometime in the fall of 2021. Yup, the waiting game is not that long.
Kennedy McMann, Maddison Jaizani, Tunji Kasim, and Scott Wolf are expected to reprise their respective credits. Executive producers like Lis Rowinski and Noga Landau are more likely to stand still in their position, while CBS Media Ventures might also handle the distribution. Whoever and whatever they will be, knowing that we’ll get another season alone of Nancy Drew is already a blessing!
Roswell, New Mexico | The CW | Renewed for Season 4
At this point, we’ve all heard or seen our fair share of sci-fi stories, narratives that dabble in some of the what-if scenarios suggested by the science community through the years. One such example would be Roswell, New Mexico, a show based on the Roswell High novel series written by Melinda Metz.
The story follows six protagonists, three of whom are aliens that took on human forms to blend in with society. Only their three human friends know this secret, but it wouldn’t take long before the rest of the world knows about it, too. The first season premiered back on January 15, 2019, and the show has since developed quite a fan base. After its second season finished its run, further investments have already been made to filming its third season. Just months before its premiere, though, the series was said to continue with the fourth season. Safe to say, the fans are more than happy with this announcement.
Walker | The CW | Renewed for Season 2
The entertainment industry is no stranger to remaking and rebooting old franchises for modern audiences. Despite often being composed of a new cast and crew, it’s clear that the project’s name alone already has a high degree of attraction to bring in numerous viewers, notable fans of the original.
One such show that has recently received a new iteration would be the Chuck Norris-led action-crime series Walker, Texas Ranger. Its reboot, titled Walker, premiered its first season back on January 21, 2021, with the titular hero now portrayed by Jared Padalecki. Along with the original’s fan base, it’s safe to say a good portion of this reboot’s viewers are fans of Jared. He is universally known for his performance as Sam Winchester in the Supernatural TV series. With that said, Walker recently received another chance to release five more episodes for its first season. Plus, the show is just waiting for the announcement of the new season!
Riverdale | The CW | Renewed for Season 6
While most remakes, reboots, and adaptations often stay loyal to the source material, that doesn’t mean there haven’t been any new iterations that provide a new twist to its already-established premise.
As risky as it sounds, though, this creative decision has undoubtedly introduced the world to plenty of popular shows. Among them would be CW’s Riverdale, a series revolving around characters based on the beloved Archie Comics. Despite the source material’s often light-hearted and comedic nature, Riverdale goes for a more serious teen-drama approach. Initially planned as a movie, it premiered as a series back in 2017 and, with credits to the show’s cast and crew, garnered widespread praise and recognition. Since then, it has released four subsequent seasons, with the recent one premiering recently in January 2021. Just after a month, however, Riverdale was renewed for a sixth season. The titular town and its citizens’ story is far from over.
Superman & Lois | The CW | Renewed for Season 2
Superheroes undoubtedly have a high degree of popularity all over the world at this point. Besides possessing amazing superpowers, they are also inspirational figures we often look up to and aspire to be. With that said, one such figure that is universally known is DC’s Man of Tomorrow, Superman.
First gaining recognition in the comic book world, Superman has since had numerous movies and TV shows. One of its most recent interpretations would be on the CW series Superman & Lois, with Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch portraying the titular leads, respectively. Despite filming its first season in June 2021, the series premiered on February 23, 2021, and surprised all fans. Thanks to the cast and crew’s excellent work, Superman & Lois became an instant hit. Finally, the show also received a chance to continue with another season! It’s interesting to think what kind of plot twists the show will introduce in the next season.
The Outpost | The CW | Renewed for Season 4
Along with science-fiction and the superhero genre, many of us are also fond of fantasy stories. The entertainment industry has spent an astounding amount of investment money on this genre through the years, with notable titles being Game of Thrones and the Lord of the Rings. With that said, a new contender is recently making its way to the spotlight.
With its first season premiering back in July 2018, The CW’s The Outpost has since developed a dedicated fan base. The story follows Talon and her journey to the titular outpost. Along the way, however, she discovers she possesses mystical powers that can help her defend herself and even the world. With that said, this adventure has now spanned three seasons. While critics panned it, The Outpost recently got the signal to produce another season’s worth of episodes. Perhaps with this new run, they can bring in more fans and supporters.
Supergirl | The CW | Renewed for Final Season
It sure looks like CW knows its way around adapting our favorite comic book heroes to life. In fact, they have since established their very own connected universe called the Arrowverse. Along with its namesake series Arrow, it comprises titles such as Legends of Tomorrow, Superman & Lois, The Flash, and Supergirl. In the meantime, though, let’s take a look at the latter.
Since she’s Superman’s cousin, it’s no wonder Supergirl also possesses most – if not all – of the Man of Steel’s powers. The series initially premiered on CBS back in October 2015, but it has found its way to The CW since its second season. Since then, the show’s titular heroine has gone through numerous challenges. Throughout its six-season run, Supergirl has garnered a high degree of praise and recognition from critics and audiences alike. With that in mind, it’s safe to say the series will be concluding on a high note.