Broadcast Bubble Shows 2019: What’s Coming Back, What’s Not

Variety | 4/24/2019 | Joe Otterson
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While many broadcast shows have already been picked up for next season, plenty of favorites are still waiting to learn their fates.

Given that the broadcasters are currently evaluating this year’s crop of comedy and drama pilots, some current shows will unfortunately have to shuffle off to that great network in the sky, where they say there are no notes from executives and everything gets a back nine orders.

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Read on to see which shows will most likely return and get canceled.

-“The Good Doctor”

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-“A Million Little Things”

-“Agents of SHIELD”


-“The Conners”

Sophomore series “The Good Doctor” has remained one of ABC’s most able performers, with the series averaging a 2.5 rating in adults 18-49 in Live+7 this season. That puts it below only “Grey’s Anatomy” on ABC’s roster. Freshman drama “A Million Little Things” is also near the top of ABC’s lineup when delayed viewing is counted. “The Conners,” formerly “Roseanne,” has also held up well despite coming nowhere near the meteoric heights the revival of the sitcom pulled in last season. The network’s comedy powerhouse “Modern Family” was picked up for an 11th and final season back in February. “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” was picked up for a seventh season before the sixth has even aired.

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-“Grey’s Anatomy”

-“Station 19”

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-“How to Get Away with Murder”

-“The Goldbergs”


-“American Housewife”


-“Single Parents”

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-“The Kids Are Alright”

-“Fresh Off the Boat”



“Grey’s Anatomy” remains ABC’s top show and is all but a lock for a renewal. The spinoff series “Station 19” is averaging a 1.7 rating Freshman “Goldbergs” spinoff “Schooled” and fellow freshman show “Single Parents” are also performing well enough to get new seasons, with “Single Parents” now being wholly owned by Disney-ABC thanks to the Disney-Fox merger.


-“The Fix”

-“Whiskey Cavalier”


-“The Rookie”

-“Splitting Up Together”

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“Splitting Up Together” has fallen off hard in its second season, due in no small part to the show’s first season...
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