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Who's ahead in Save Our Shows, and which network sitcoms and dramas are desperately in need of a lifeline?
A glimpse at early results in USA TODAY's exclusive 24th annual poll reveals that ABC's "The Rookie," starring Nathan Fillion as the LAPD's oldest recruit, tops the list of 25 endangered shows with the most support: More than half of voters want it back for a fourth season, while fewer than 10% voted to drop it from the lineup. (The rest didn't care either way.)
Behind "The Rookie" are NBC's newest spinoff, "Law & Order: Organized Crime," which premiered early this month, and musical dramedy "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist." "Zoey's" won last year's Save Our Shows poll with a record 67% of respondents voting to keep it for a second season. Their wish came true, but the level of support is far less this time around.
More than 43,000 fans have already submitted votes, but it's not too late to register yours. The poll closes soon, so make your voice heard on which of these shows should stay and which should go. (And don't forget to click "count my ballot" when you're finished!) Vote below, or here. And you can see which sitcoms and dramas on the major broadcast networks are safe bets to return, likely casualties or "on the bubble" here.
The list includes a long-running comedy ("The Goldbergs"); a cult favorite ("Manifest"); newer entries ranging from CBS' "All Rise" to ABC drama "A Million Little Things"; and two new sitcoms from producer Chuck Lorre, "B Positive" and "United States of Al."
Update: Since this poll published on April 5, CBS renewed "S.W.A.T." for a fifth season but announced the cancellation of "MacGyver" (its series finale airs Friday); NBC renewed Dwayne Johnson's "Young Rock" and "Kenan."
The rest of the shows will learn their fate from network programmers, who'll decide by mid-May whether to renew or cancel these series.
(The 2021 Save Our Shows survey is now closed; check back soon for results.)
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: 'The Rookie' leads early voting in Save Our Shows; still time to vote