‘The Rookie,’ ‘Bull’ & 7 More Shows Still Not Renewed — What Are Their Chances?

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Bull (CBS)

This legal drama could go either way. A fourth season may have been more of a lock had Michael Weatherly not been accused of sexual harassment by Eliza Dushku. CBS might want to separate themselves from the NCIS alum by this point.

Stephen Moyer as Reed Strucker and Amy Acker as Caitlin Strucker in season two of The Gifted

The Gifted (FOX)

Now that Disney has acquired the rights to the X-Men as part of its 20th Century Fox buyout, this X-Men-adjacent drama might not get a Season 3 amid Disney’s rumored reboot of the mutant superhero franchise, especially with its less-than-super ratings.

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I Feel Bad (NBC)

We feel bad to inform you that this family comedy seems done. NBC chose not to extend the first season order past 13 episodes, and star Sarayu Blue has already booked a lead role in the CBS drama pilot Under the Bridge.

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The Kids Are Alright (ABC)

The kids may be alright, but the ratings for this ABC show are a different matter. The family sitcom has suffered without The Conners as a lead-in, so a second season seems unlikely at this point.

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Madam Secretary (CBS)

This political drama might have the votes to eke out a sixth season, considering it’s CBS-owned and it has maintained its ratings pretty well year-over-year. Then again, it’s not a high performer in the coveted 18-to-49 demo, so a sixth season might be a final season.

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The Passage (FOX)

Vampires are immortal, but this show might not be so lucky. Mark-Paul Gosselaar’s millennial appeal aside, the drama’s ratings aren’t great for a first-season show, and FOX’s decision to devote Friday nights to WWE SmackDown means its programming slate for the other nights of the week will be even more cutthroat.

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The Rookie (ABC)

This rookie cop drama — see what we did there? — has suffered low ratings, but it does notably well with DVR viewers, it’s ABC-owned, and network boss Karey Burke recently told reporters that star Nathan Fillion “belongs at ABC.” We expect these police to be back on the beat for a second season.

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Roswell, New Mexico (The CW)

The ‘90s vibes are strong with this one, especially with original Roswell star Shiri Appleby directing an episode. The nostalgia for the alien-human romance just might carry it into a second season. Its ratings average for the 18-to-49 demo is tied with those of four other shows The CW has already renewed.



The military drama featuring Buffy vet David Boreanaz isn’t pulling in the numbers it did in Season 1, and the consensus online is that the possibility of a third season depends on how SEAL Team fares in its new timeslot. Then again, if it’s canceled, Boreanaz could focus on that Angel project he’s been hyping.

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It’s getting to be that time when TV fans learn the fate of their favorite shows.

Some renewals have already been announced, and the rest will likely be announced between now and the broadcast networks’ May upfront presentations.

Click through the gallery above for 10 shows on the line — from newbies like Nathan Fillion’s The Rookie to more established series like Bull — along with our predictions for whether they’ll be renewed or canceled.