Bubble Show Cliffhanger: The Final 10 Broadcast Shows Waiting to Be Renewed (or Cancelled)
And then there were (still) 10.
As the 2022-23 broadcast TV season takes its last gasp of air, a rather large number of series are still awaiting word of their fate. (TVLine’s Renewal Scorecard has all the latest pickup/cancellation buzz.) The uptick in “bubble show stragglers” can largely be blamed on the current writers’ strike. As an unnamed senior executive at one of the Big 5 broadcast nets recently conceded to TVLine, “The duration of the strike will ultimately determine what our programming needs are for next season. We’re trying to keep as much flexibility as possible.”
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But the uncertainty can only drag on for so long, given that the studios’ contractual hold on the cast members from the 10 in-limbo shows will begin expiring as early as next month.
Scroll down for a complete rundown of the 10 series hovering between life and death at ABC, Fox, NBC and The CW — which program are you pulling for the most (and least)? Oh, and an important housekeeping note: This list focuses solely on scripted programming at the broadcast networks. In other words, ABC’s TBD game show Holey Moley is not represented here (but rest assured TVLine will alert you as soon as decisions on it is made).
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