Save Our Shows 2021: Is your favorite series canceled, renewed or ‘on the bubble’?

Gary Levin, USA TODAY
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Save Our Shows 2021: Is your favorite series canceled, renewed or ‘on the bubble’?
Save Our Shows 2021: Is your favorite series canceled, renewed or ‘on the bubble’?

Decision time is here again.

Major broadcast networks are weighing the fates of 25 endangered sitcoms and dramas, hovering "on the bubble" between renewal and cancellation. USA TODAY's 24th annual Save Our Shows poll asks you to weigh in on which you'd like saved – and which dropped – as the networks set their 2021-2022 schedules to be unveiled in mid-May.

Last year's winner: NBC's "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist," the musical drama that is once again "on the bubble" due to modest ratings and high costs. Many factors go into renewal decisions, including Nielsen ratings, creative quality, profitability, digital viewership and program ownership.

The coronavirus pandemic, which shuttered production of pilot episodes for new series replacements last spring, remains a factor, but network executives say it's less critical this year in determining the fate of series.

Instead, it may impact when (not if) they continue: NBC's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" was renewed last spring for what was planned as its final season. The pandemic prevented a return to production until this month, so 10 remaining episodes won't air until fall. And CW's "Supernatural," due to end in May 2020, delayed its final episodes until last fall.

Here's a status update for every current series, based on conversations with top executives at each of the major networks. (Shows that haven't yet premiered are excluded.)

ABC: Will ‘For Life,’ ‘The Rookie’ return?

Renewed, or almost

  • Big Sky

  • Black-ish

  • The Conners

  • The Good Doctor

  • Grey's Anatomy

  • Station 19

On the bubble

  • American Housewife

  • For Life

  • The Goldbergs

  • A Million Little Things

  • Mixed-ish

  • The Rookie

Canceled, or nearly dead

  • Call Your Mother

CBS: ‘All ,’ ‘S.W.A.T.’ are at risk

Queen Latifah as Robyn McCall in "The Equalizer," which benefited from a post-Super Bowl premiere and was quickly renewed for a second season.
Queen Latifah as Robyn McCall in "The Equalizer," which benefited from a post-Super Bowl premiere and was quickly renewed for a second season.

Renewed, or almost

  • Blue Bloods

  • Bob Hearts Abishola

  • Bull

  • The Equalizer

  • FBI

  • FBI: Most Wanted

  • Magnum P.I.

  • NCIS

  • NCIS: Los Angeles

  • The Neighborhood

  • Young Sheldon

On the bubble

  • All Rise

  • B Positive

  • Clarice

  • MacGyver (since canceled)

  • SEAL Team

  • S.W.A.T.

  • The Unicorn

  • United States of Al

Canceled, or nearly dead

  • Mom

  • NCIS: New Orleans

Fox: ‘9-1-1’ is a sure bet to return

Tim Allen and Kaitlyn Dever in "Last Man Standing," which had a nine-season run on ABC and Fox but calls it quits this spring.
Tim Allen and Kaitlyn Dever in "Last Man Standing," which had a nine-season run on ABC and Fox but calls it quits this spring.

Renewed, or almost

  • Bob's Burgers

  • Duncanville

  • Family Guy

  • The Great North

  • 9-1-1

  • 9-1-1: Lone Star

  • The Simpsons

On the bubble

  • Call Me Kat

  • The Moodys

  • Prodigal Son

  • The Resident

Canceled, or nearly dead

  • Bless the Harts

  • Filthy Rich

  • Last Man Standing

  • NeXt

CW: ‘Supergirl,’ ‘Black Lightning’ to end

Renewed, or almost

  • All American

  • Batwoman

  • Charmed

  • Dynasty

  • The Flash

  • In the Dark

  • Legacies

  • Legends of Tomorrow

  • Nancy Drew

  • Riverdale

  • Roswell, New Mexico

  • Superman and Lois

  • Walker

On the bubble

  • Stargirl

Canceled, or nearly dead

  • Black Lightning

  • Supergirl

  • Supernatural

NBC: ‘Zoey’s Playlist,’ ‘Kenan’ uncertain

Dylan McDermott, Ibrahim Renno, Christopher Meloni and Danielle Moné Truitt in NBC's "Law & Order: Organized Crime."
Dylan McDermott, Ibrahim Renno, Christopher Meloni and Danielle Moné Truitt in NBC's "Law & Order: Organized Crime."

Renewed, or almost

  • The Blacklist

  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine

  • Chicago Fire

  • Chicago Med

  • Chicago PD

  • Law & Order: SVU

  • Mr. Mayor

  • New Amsterdam

  • This Is Us

On the bubble

  • Good Girls

  • Kenan

  • Law & Order: Organized Crime

  • Manifest

  • Young Rock

  • Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist

Canceled, or nearly dead

  • Debris

  • Nurses

  • Superstore

Vote now

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: TV shows: Full list of network series coming back, or gone forever