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It’s that time of year again, folks! The time to find out which of your favorite TV shows are up for renewal, cancellation, or are stuck in the bubble. Film Daily’s got you covered, and while we can’t guarantee your most treasured shows will make a return, we can keep you informed so you know what’s coming.

Renewed, cancelled, or in the bubble? The ultimate 2018 network TV guide

It’s that time of year again, folks! The time to find out which of your favorite network TV shows are up for renewal, cancellation, or are stuck in the bubble. Don’t worry, Film Daily’s got you covered, and while we can’t guarantee your most treasured shows will make a return, we can keep you informed so you know what’s coming. So here it is – our ultimate guide to the primetime hits and where they currently stand for the upcoming 2018-2019 TV season.


Status: Renewed


The action thriller has been renewed for a second season, set to continue exploring the high-pressure experiences of police, paramedics, and firefighters who are thrust into the most frightening situations.


Status: Not likely to return


This comedy series is based on the experience of producers and real-life married couple Mark Feuerstein (Royal Pains) & Dana Klein (Friends), focusing on actor Josh Roberts (Feuerstein) who, following his divorce and the cancellation of his TV show, moves to New York City in an apartment that sits between that of his parents and his brother, sister-in-law, and their baby’s apartment.

American Housewife

Status: Likely to return

'American Housewife'

Sarah Dunn’s family comedy series is narrated by a strong-willed mother named Katie (Katy Mixon) as she attempts to raise her flawed family in a wealthy town filled with Stepford-style wives and their “perfect” offspring.

A.P. Bio

Status: On the bubble

'A.P. Bio'

An arrogant former philosophy professor takes a job teaching Advanced Placement Biology in order to use his students to seek vengeance on the people in his life who have wronged him.


Status: Renewed


Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, and Andrew Kreisberg’s action-adventure show follows a spoiled billionaire playboy Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) who disappears and is presumed dead. However, he returns five years later a changed man, determined to clean up the city as a plucky vigilante armed with a bow and arrow.

The Big Bang Theory

Status: Renewed

'The Big Bang Theory'

Obviously this comedy show was going to get renewed, continuing the stories about the socially awkward physicists who know little about life outside of the laboratory. Season 12, and counting.


Status: Expected to return


Fingers crossed a renewal is granted for Black-ish – the sitcom starring Anthony Anderson (The Departed) and Tracee Ellis Ross (Girlfriends) about a family man who struggles to gain a sense of cultural identity while raising his kids in a predominantly white, upper-middle-class neighborhood.

Black Lightning

Status: Renewed

'Black Lightning'

Another show we’re happy to see making a comeback is Black Lightning, the series based on the DC Comics character of the same name, following a crusading school principal who gets back into action as the original African-American electrical superhero.

The Blacklist

Status: Likely to return

'The Blacklist'

The Blacklist follows FBI profiler Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone), who has her entire life uprooted when a mysterious criminal named Raymond Reddington turns himself in and insists on speaking only to her.


Status: On the bubble


Martin Gero’s drama series begins with the story Jane Doe, as she is found in Times Square with no memory and mysterious tattoos all over her body. When agent Kurt Weller and his FBI team set to work to crack the case, they soon discover each tattoo is a clue, making Jane’s body a maze of mysteries that must be solved to uncover her true identity.

Blue Bloods

Status: Expected to return

'Blue Bloods'

Mitchell Burgess & Robin Green’s crime drama revolving around a family of New York cops is expected to make a return.

Bob’s Burgers

Status: Renewed

'Bob’s Burgers'

Don’t worry peeps, Bob’s Burgers is safe. Everyone’s favorite cartoon family (Bob Belcher et al) will be headed back to Fox for another round.

The Brave

Status: On the bubble

'The Brave'

Created by Dean Georgaris (Paycheck) and starring Anne Heche (Six Days Seven Nights) and Mike Vogel (The Help), this military drama depicts the missions of an elite covert operations team of the Defense Intelligence Agency, delving into the complex world of those who make personal sacrifices while carrying out challenging and dangerous missions behind enemy lines.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Status: On the bubble

'Brooklyn Nine-Nine'

While we’re not yet sure about the fate for our #1 kooky cop comedy, Film Daily has a very strong case about why FOX should definitely bring it back for a sixth season.


Status: Likely to return


Bull stars Michael Weatherly (Dark Angel) as Dr. Jason Bull in this drama inspired by the early career of Dr. Phil McGraw – the founder of one of the most prolific trial consulting firms of all time.

The Carmichael Show

Status: Cancelled

'The Carmichael Show'

This comedy about the stand up comedian Jerrod Carmichael (Transformers: The Last Knight), his therapist in-training girlfriend, and his heavily opinionated family will not be making a comeback this TV season. Tough crowd!


Status: On the bubble


It’s up in the air for Charlie Grandy & Mindy Kaling’s comedy about a charismatic gym owner with no ambition who lives with his younger brother, a good-looking idiot. Their simple life of women and working out is put on hold when the former’s son is dropped off on their doorstep by one of his old high school flings.

Chicago Fire

Status: Expected to return

'Chicago Fire'

The outlook is positive for this show centering on the story of firefighters in Chicago, both on a personal and professional level.

Chicago Med

Status: Expected to return

'Chicago Med'

Starring Oliver Platt (Bicentennial Man), Nick Gehlfuss (Shameless), and Yaya DaCosta (The Kids Are All Right), Chicago Med follows the lifesaving doctors, nurses, and staff at the city’s new trauma center, presenting an emotional thrill ride through the day-to-day chaos of the hospital and those who run it.

Chicago P.D.

Status: Expected to return

'Chicago P.D.'

NBC’s crime drama revolves around District 21 of the Chicago Police Department, which is made up of two distinctly different groups: the uniformed cops and the Intelligence Unit.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Status: Renewed

'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend'

Rebecca Bunch (Rachel Bloom) will return to wrap up the show in its fourth and final season. Will Bunch find love and happiness (and will she end up with Josh)? Tune in to find out.

Criminal Minds

Status: Expected to return

'Criminal Minds'

It’s looking good for Jeff Davis’s crime drama, focused on the cases of the FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit – an elite group of profilers who analyze the nation’s most dangerous serial killers in an effort to predict their next moves before they strike again.

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow

Status: Renewed

'Legends of Tomorrow'

DC fans will be pleased to know Legends of Tomorrow will return, bringing back its time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter, who has to recruit a ragtag team of heroes and villains to help prevent an apocalypse that could impact not only Earth, but all of time. Yikes!


Status: On the bubble


Cameron Black (Jack Cutmore-Scott) was once the world’s most famous illusionist before his greatest secret was exposed and his career destroyed. However, he is recruited by the FBI where he uses his skills of deception to bust criminals and solve high-profile cases.

Designated Survivor

Status: On the bubble

'Designated Survivor'

This cleverly titled action drama starring Kiefer Sutherland (Mirrors) sees a low-level Cabinet member become President of the United States after a catastrophic attack kills everyone above him and leaves him in line for the top spot.


Status: Renewed


Dynasty has been renewed to continue its story on America’s wealthiest families as they feud for control over their fortune and their children.


Status: Renewed


A hip-hop mogul must choose a successor among his three sons who are battling to be put in charge of his multi-million dollar company, while his ex-wife schemes to grab at his cash too.

The Exorcist

Status: Not expected to return

'The Exorcist'

Sadly, the TV show didn’t fare as well as the movie, following three priests who are dealing with cases of a demonic presence targeting a family and a foster home.

Family Guy

Status: Renewed

'Family Guy'

Somehow Family Guy is still going, having been renewed for yet another installment for the 2018-19 TV season.

The Flash

Status: Renewed

'The Flash'

Superhero shows are going from strength to strength at the moment, The Flash included, having been renewed for another season. The show follows Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) who, after waking up from a coma to discover he’s been given the power of super speed, become the Flash, fighting crime in Central City.

Fresh Off the Boat

Status: Likely to return

'Fresh Off the Boat'

The outlook is positive for Nahnatchka Khan’s comedy series about a Taiwanese family as they make their way in America during the 1990s.


Status: On the bubble


In this alien crime spoof, a skeptical tough ex-cop is forced to team up with a nerdy scientist and firm believer of the paranormal. Together they must help a secret LA-based government agency deal with unexplained and paranormal occurrences. For ten reasons on why this show is awesome and definitely should be renewed, click here

The Gifted

Status: Renewed

'The Gifted'

Matt Nix’s drama fantasy is set in a world where mutated humans are treated with distrust and fear and an institute for mutants battles to achieve peaceful co-existence with humanity.

The Goldbergs

Status: Renewed

'The Goldbergs'

It’s a renewal for the ABC show that takes place in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania in the 80s and follows the lives of a family named the Goldbergs.

The Good Doctor

Status: Renewed

'The Good Doctor'

Another season is planned for The Good Doctor, centered on Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore) – a young surgeon with autism and Savant syndrome – who is recruited into the surgical unit of a high-ranking hospital.

Good Girls

Status: Likely to return

'Good Girls'

We’re keeping our fingers crossed for this show about three suburban mothers who suddenly find themselves in desperate circumstances and decide to stop playing it safe and risk everything to take their power back.

The Good Place

Status: Renewed

'The Good Place'

Good news for fans of The Good Place – the show’s making a return. Who knew a network sitcom about moral philosophy could be so funny?


Status: On the bubble


Bubble time for Gotham, the story behind Detective James Gordon’s rise to prominence in Gotham City in the years preceding Batman’s arrival.

Great News

Status: On the bubble

'Great News'

We’re unsure whether it’s great news for Tracey Wigfield’s comedy show about a New Jersey mom who puts her relationship with her daughter to the test when she lands an internship at her new job.

Hawaii Five-0

Status: Expected to return

'Hawaii Five-0'

Hawaii Five-0 is a contemporary take on the classic series about an elite federalized task force whose mission is to wipe out the crime that washes up on the island’s sun-drenched beaches.

How to Get Away With Murder

Status: Expected to return

'How to Get Away With Murder'

A group of hardworking law students and their brilliant criminal defense professor become involved in a twisted murder plot that is without a doubt going to change the course of their lives.


Status: On the bubble


Another show we’re keeping our fingers crossed to make a return is iZombie, following a medical resident who finds that being a zombie has its perks.

Jane the Virgin

Status: Renewed

'Jane the Virgin'

Great news! Our fave telenovela about a young, devout Catholic woman who discovers that she was accidentally artificially inseminated will return for another season!

Kevin Can Wait

Status: On the bubble

'Kevin Can Wait'

Kevin can wait to find out if he’s back for a another season. The show centers on a retired police officer (Kevin James) who is on a fresh career path as he rises to the challenge of being a newly single dad.

Kevin (Probably) Saves the World

Status: Not likely to return

'Kevin (Probably) Saves the World'

Kevin (probably won’t) save the world, as this show about a down-on-his-luck man who is tasked by God with a mission to save the world has an uncertain future.

The Last Man on Earth

Status: On the bubble

'The Last Man on Earth'

Almost two years after a virus wiped out most of the human race, Phil Miller (Will Forte) only wishes for some company. However, he gets more than he bargained for when the company shows up in the form of other survivors.

LA to Vegas

Status: On the bubble

'LA to Vegas'

In this ensemble workplace comedy, a group of underdogs who are trying to find their place in the world set on the Friday night flight from LAX to Vegas with a shared goal in mind: to come back a winner in the casino of life.

Law & Order True Crime

Status: On the bubble

'Law & Order True Crime'

Rene Balcer’s crime drama centers on the Menendez brothers who were tried on national TV for brutally killing their parents in Beverly Hills. The first edition delved into the players, the crime, and the media circus, detailing the day-to-day battles of the trial and unveiling the shocking truth of what really went down when the cameras stopped rolling. Will it return for a second season? Time will tell.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Status: Expected to return

'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit'

The outlook is good for this edition of Law & Order focused on the Special Victims Unit – a specially trained squad of detectives in the NYPD that investigates sexually related crimes.

Lethal Weapon

Status: Likely to return

'Lethal Weapon'

Fox’s Lethal Weapon show about a slightly unhinged cop who is partnered with a veteran detective trying to maintain a low stress level may or may not make a return.

Life in Pieces

Status: On the bubble

'Life in Pieces'

Justin Adler’s comedy hit is told through the separate stories of different family members as each one approaches different milestones in life.

Life Sentence

Status: Not expected to return

'Life Sentence'

Will it be the death sentence for Erin Cardillo & Richard Keith’s dramedy? The show itself kicks off when Stella finds out her terminal cancer is cured and she must learn to live with all the choices she made when deciding to live like she was dying. Yikes!

Living Biblically

Status: Not likely to return

'Living Biblically'

It’s not looking great for Living Biblically – an adaptation of the non-fiction book by A.J. Jacobs in which a man tries to live in accordance with the Bible’s teachings as close as possible.


Status: Likely to return


Lucifer Morningstar (Tom Ellis) has had enough of being a servant in Hell and decides to spend some time on Earth to better understand the people he torments. He settles in Los Angeles a.k.a. the City of Angels.


Status: Likely to return


The action-adventure reboot developed by Peter M. Lenkov (Demolition Man) and starring Lucas Till (X-Men: Apocalypse) as the title character follows the young Angus “Mac” MacGyver who works for a clandestine organization within the U.S. government, relying on his unconventional problem-solving skills to save lives.

Madam Secretary

Status: On the bubble

'Madam Secretary'

This political drama looks into the life of the Secretary of State as she tries to balance her work and her family.

Man with a Plan

Status: Likely to return

'Man with a Plan'

Starring Matt LeBlanc (Friends) as a dad who finds out that parenting is harder than he thought.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Status: On the bubble

'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'

Will it be toast for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the show about the missions of the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement, and Logistics Division? Right now, it’s up in the air.

Marvel’s Inhumans

Status: Not likely to return


Speaking of Marvel, it’s not looking great for the franchise’s Inhumans, about an isolated community of superhumans who fight to protect themselves.

The Mayor

Status: Cancelled

'The Mayor'

A struggling hip-hop artist runs for mayor to promote his mixtape and ends up winning the election. Unfortunately it failed to win over audiences and the show has been cancelled after just one season.

The Mick

Status: Likely to return

'The Mick'

Dave Chernin & John Chernin’s comedy is likely to return, portraying the mishaps of a broke af aunt who is forced to take care of her wealthy sister’s spoiled kids after the mom flees the country to avoid criminal charges.

The Middle

Status: Ending

'The Middle'

Following a good old run, The Middle will end after its upcoming ninth season, which kicks off this fall.

Modern Family

Status: Renewed

'Modern Family'

ABC’s hit comedy show will return for another run, focused on three different but related families as they face trials and tribulations in their own uniquely comedic ways.


Status: Renewed


Starring Anna Faris (The House Bunny) & Allison Janney (The Help), Mom follows a newly sober single mom who tries to pull her life together in Napa Valley while dealing with her wayward mother.


Status: Renewed


No surprises here, folks! NCIS has been renewed for a 16th season, returning to focus on the sometimes complex and always amusing dynamics of a team forced to work together in high-stress situations. Meanwhile, NCIS: Los Angeles is also expected to make a return, as is NCIS: New Orleans.

The Orville

Status: Renewed

'The Orville'

The Orville will return for a second season, following the crew of the not-so-functional exploratory ship in the Earth’s interstellar fleet, 400 years in the future.

The Resident

Status: On the bubble

'The Resident'

Season one of the Fox hospital drama show is coming to its end, but the question now remains: will it head back for a second round?


Status: On the bubble


It’s the bubble for this musical drama series created by Jason Katims (Friday Night Lights) and starring Josh Radnor (How I Met Your Mother) in the lead role as Lou Mazzucchelli. The show is inspired by the book Drama High by Michael Sokolove, about real-life teacher Lou Volpe and the famed theater program at Harry S. Truman High School in Pennsylvania.


Status: Renewed


Great news, folks! The bingeworthy show based on the characters of the popular Archie comic books will be returning for yet another enthralling season. And we can’t wait!


Status: Renewed


The revival of the popular 1990s sitcom Roseanne – which centers on the everyday life of an American working-class family – proved a hit with fans and is set for another round.


Status: Likely to return


The protagonist in Scorpion is loosely based on the life of computer expert Walter O’Brien as he forms an international network of super-geniuses to act as the last line of defense against the complicated threats of the modern world.

Seal Team

Status: Renewed

'Seal Team'

Benjamin Cavell’s war drama will be back, chronicling the lives of the elite Navy S.E.A.L. combatants as they train, plan, and carry out dangerous, high-stakes missions.

Shades of Blue

Status: Ending

'Shades of Blue'

Jennifer Lopez’s cop drama Shades of Blue will return to NBC for its final run of 10 episodes in June.

The Simpsons

Status: Renewed

'The Simpsons'

America’s favorite Springfield-based family will be back for yet another season.


Status: Likely to return


It’s a positive outlook for the show about the family members of a special-needs teen who are good at dealing with the challenges he faces (and excellent at creating new ones).


Status: Expected to return


Fox’s musical drama show created by Lee Daniels (The Paperboy) & Tom Donaghy (Story of a Bad Boy) revolves around three talented young singers who navigate the music business on their road to success.


Status: Renewed


Supergirl will return with more adventures of Superman’s cousin in her own heroic career.


Status: Renewed


The fantasy-horror show created by Eric Kripke (Timeless) – about two brothers who follow their father’s footsteps fighting evil supernatural beings of many kinds – is headed back for another ghoulish season.


Status: Renewed


Good news for fans of Justin Spitzer’s single-camera sitcom – Superstore has been renewed for a fourth season at NBC.


Status: Renewed


S.W.A.T. revolves around a locally born and bred S.W.A.T. lieutenant who is torn between loyalty to the streets and duty to his fellow officers when he’s tasked with running a highly-trained unit that’s the last stop for solving crimes in Los Angeles.


Status: On the bubble


It’s the bubble for the show based on the film trilogy of the same name, starring Clive Standen (Vikings) as a younger version of Bryan Mills – a former CIA agent who seeks to overcome and get revenge on a personal tragedy that shakes his world.

Ten Days in the Valley

Status: Cancelled

'Ten Days in the Valley'

It’s the snip for Ten Days in the Valley, about an overworked television producer and single mother whose young daughter goes missing in the middle of the night and the line between her show and her personal life blurs.

This is Us

Status: Renewed

'This is Us'

This heartwarming and emotional story about a unique set of triplets, their struggles, and their wonderful parents will be back for a third season.


Status: Not expected to return


Created by Kyle Jarrow (Lost Generation), this military drama revolves around an army base that houses an elite unit of helicopter pilots trained to perform clandestine international and domestic missions.

Will & Grace

Status: Renewed

The reboot of the successful sitcom Will and Grace has proved a hit, and will see the awesome foursome return for another season.

Wisdom of the Crowd

Status: Cancelled

'Wisdom of the Crowd'

The drama show based on the Israeli series of the same name by Shira Hadad & Dror Mishani has not proved a favorite with audiences and has been cancelled after just one season.

The X-Files

Status: Not expected to return

'The X-Files'Treasure The X-Files reboot while you can, because this might be the last of Mulder & Scully’s investigations into the strange and unexplained for good. We’ll keep you posted!

Young Sheldon

Status: Renewed

'Young Sheldon'

Another show set to return is Young Sheldon, chronicling the early life of child genius Sheldon Cooper, later seen in The Big Bang Theory.

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