Broadcast TV Scorecard 2021: What's New, Renewed and Canceled

Grey's Anatomy with Ellen Pompeo, NCIS with Mark Harmon, 911 with Angela Bassett, Brooklyn Nine-Nine with Andy Samberg and Batwoman with Javicia Leslie

Clockwise from top left: ABC's 'Grey's Anatomy,' Fox's '911,' NBC's 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine,' The CW's 'Batwoman' and CBS' 'NCIS'

A lot can change during a global pandemic.

Broadcast networks enjoyed an immediate uptick in the early days of stay-at-home orders amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, but the ratings glow has faded as media conglomerates Disney, NBCUniversal, WarnerMedia, ViacomCBS and Fox restructure and redirect resources and attention to in-house streaming platforms.

To that end, two broadcast networks have changed leadership over the course of the past year. NBC no longer has its own dedicated exec as Susan Rovner has taken on oversight of streamer Peacock and a slate of cable networks as well as the broadcaster. And Hulu's Craig Erwich added ABC to his purview as the female-leaning broadcast network is more closely aligned with the Disney-backed streamer.

As financial budgets are refocused on streaming, a number of veteran (aka expensive) dramas and comedies are closing up shop in an early trend that may signal cost-cutting as the pandemic adds time and money to the price tags of scripted originals.

Following a season that saw a small number of new comedies and dramas get a green light as broadcasters stuck with bubble shows in a bid to reduce promotional and marketing costs and an easier production process during the pandemic, ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and The CW set their sights on a return to business as usual.

With a vaccine rollout kicking into high gear, it's unclear what the new normal will look like after the pandemic forced a faster shift to streaming among the media titans as they continue to carve out a path to compete with Netflix.

In keeping with some tradition, here's The Hollywood Reporter's handy guide of scripted broadcast shows are coming back, what's canceled (or ending) and what's been added to the 2021-22 schedule at ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and The CW. Bookmark this scorecard as THR will update it regularly as the wind shifts on current shows and as the networks make their decisions.

(Key: Renewed shows in bold; ownership is by in-house studio unless otherwise noted. Comedies are single-cam, unless noted. Current status is followed by THR reporting.)


Veteran shows
A Million Little Things
: awaiting word on season four (a safe bet)
American Housewife: awaiting word on season six (could go either way)
Black-ish: awaiting word on season eight (a lock to return)
The Conners (multicam): awaiting word on season four (a lock to return)
For Life (Sony/ABC): awaiting word on season three (50-50 odds, lost its champion)
The Goldbergs (Sony): awaiting word on season nine (showing its age)
The Good Doctor (Sony/ABC): awaiting word on season five (a safe bet)
Grey's Anatomy: awaiting word on season 18 (renewal talks under way)
Mixed-ish: awaiting word on season three (could go either way)
The Rookie: awaiting word on season four (does ABC's new regime love Nathan Fillion, too?)
Station 19: awaiting word on season five (70-30 odds it comes back)

Freshman shows
Big Sky (A+E/ABC): awaiting word on season two (a sure thing)
Call Your Mother (multicam, Sony): (pickup would be a surprise)
Home Economics (ABC/Lionsgate): bows April 7
Rebel (ABC/Sony): bows April 8
Women of the Movement (limited series): expected sometime in 2021 

New shows (for 2021-22 season)
Untitled Alec Baldwin-Kelsey Grammer (multicam, 20th)


Veteran shows
All Rise (co-pro with WB): awaiting word on season three (a safe bet to return)
Blue Bloods: awaiting word on season 12 (getting expensive, 50-50)
Bob Hearts Abishola (WB, multicam): renewed for season three
: awaiting word on season six (likely to return)
Evil: season two is awaiting a spring premiere date
FBI (UTV/CBS): awaiting word on season four (likely)
FBI: Most Wanted (UTV/CBS): awaiting word on season three (likely)
MacGyver: awaiting word on season six (likely, if costs remain low)
Magnum P.I.: awaiting word on season four (location helps renewal odds)
Mom (WB, multicam): ending with season eight
NCIS: awaiting word on season 19 (end may be nearing)
NCIS: Los Angeles: awaiting word on season 13 (a safe bet to come back)
NCIS: New Orleansending with season seven
The Neighborhood
(multicam): renewed for season four
SEAL Team: awaiting word on season five (likely)
SWAT (SPT/CBS): awaiting word on season five (likely)
The Unicorn: awaiting word on season three (likely)
Young Sheldon
 (WB): awaiting word on season five (likely)

Freshman shows
Clarice: launched Feb. 11; too soon to tell
The Equalizer (CBS/UTV): launched Feb. 7; too soon to tell
B Positive (WB, multicam): five-episode pickup; too soon to tell
United States of Al (WB, multicam): bows April 1 

New shows (for 2021-22 season)
(none official yet, but expect CSI: Las Vegas, NCIS: Hawaii, FBI: International)

The CW

Veteran shows
All American (WB): renewed for season four
Batwoman (WB): renewed for season three
Black Lightning (WB): ending with fourth and final season
Charmed (CBS): renewed for season four
Dynasty (CBS): renewed for season five
The Flash (WB): renewed for season eight
In the Dark (CBS): renewed for season four
Legacies (WB): renewed for season four
Legends of Tomorrow (WB): renewed for season seven
Nancy Drew (CBS): renewed for season three
Riverdale (WB): renewed for season six
Roswell, New Mexico (WB) renewed for season four
Stargirl (WB): season two awaiting premiere date
Supergirl (WB): ending with sixth and final season

Freshman shows 
Kung Fu (WB): debuts in April; too soon to tell
Republic of Sarah (CBS): debuts in June; too soon to tell
Superman & Lois (WB, straight to series): renewed for season two
Walker (CBS, straight to series): renewed for season two

New shows (for 2021-22 season)
The 4400 (CBS, straight to series)


Veteran shows
911 (20th): awaiting word on season five (a sure thing)
911: Lone Star (20th): awaiting word on season three (a sure thing)
Bless the Harts (20th/Fox, animated): awaiting word on season three (a safe bet)
Bob's Burgers (20th): renewed through season 13 (in 2022-23)
Duncanville (20th/UTV/Fox, animated); renewed for season two
Family Guy 
(20th): renewed through season 20 (in 2022-23)
The Great North (animated/20th, Fox): renewed for season two
Last Man Standing
 (20th/multicam):  ending with season nine
The Moodys (CBS, Fox): awaiting word on season three (returns in April)
Prodigal Son (WB, Fox): awaiting word on season three (70-30 odds it returns)
The Resident (20th): awaiting word on season five (likely to be back)
The Simpsons (20th): renewed for seasons 33 and 34 (in 2022-23)

Freshman shows

Call Me Kat (WB, multicam): could go either way
Housebroken (animated): debuts in May; too soon to tell

New shows (for 2021-22 season)
Fantasy Island (Sony, Fox Entertainment): due summer 2021
This Country (Lionsgate, BBC Studios, Fox Entertainment)
Untitled Dan Harmon animated comedy (Fox Entertainment): due in 2022


Veteran shows
The Blacklist (Sony/UTV): renewed for season nine
Brooklyn Nine-Nineending with abbreviated/delayed season eight
Chicago Firerenewed for seasons 10 and 11
Chicago Medrenewed for seasons seven and eight
Chicago PDrenewed for seasons nine and 10
Good Girls: awaiting word on season five (returns March 7)
Law & Order: SVUrenewed for seasons 23 and 24
Manifest (WB/UTV): awaiting word on season four (returns April 1)
New Amsterdamrenewed for seasons four and five
Superstore: ending with sixth and final season
This Is Us (20th): renewed for sixth and likely final season
Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist (Lionsgate/UTV): awaiting word on season three

Freshman shows
Debris (Legendary/UTV): launched March 1; too soon to tell
: too soon to tell
Law & Order: Organized Crime: premieres April 1
Mr. Mayor: likely to return
Young Rock: too soon to tell

New shows (for 2021-22 season)
American Auto
Grand Crew
La Brea
The Thing About Pam (six-episode limited series)