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Thursday, May 11, 2017

RENEWAL ALERT: Black-ish, American Housewife, Designated Survivor, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Once Upon a Time, The Bachelor, Shark Tank, Dancing with the Stars

ABC handed out renewals to eight shows today: comedies Black-ish and American Housewife, dramas Designated Survivor, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Once Upon a Time, and reality shows The Bachelor, Shark Tank, and Dancing with the Stars.

Black-ish is a critically acclaimed sitcom and a major piece of the ABC lineup. American Housewife has had a very successful and compatible first season airing behind The Middle. Designated Survivor has been the lone bright spot among freshmen dramas on ABC and has huge DVR numbers. The Bachelor, Shark Tank, and Dancing with the Stars were no-brainers. I wasn't sure if Dancing would actually get two cycles because of the American Idol news, but it will continue to air two cycles.

Perhaps the least certain, although heading in a renewal direction, were veteran dramas Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Once Upon a Time. Marvel has a very small audience on Tuesday nights but it has been steady throughout the spring even as other shows have continued to drop. Once Upon a Time was once one of TV's hottest dramas and it's still a player in the streaming and DVR world. But the linear ratings have gotten pretty terrible and the show will undergo a reboot without series stars Jennifer Morrison, Ginnifer Goodwin, and Josh Dallas.

Still waiting on their fate is Speechless, Quantico, and Fresh Off the Boat.

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