Get ready to say goodbye to these TV shows
With the networks getting ready to announce their fall schedules next month viewers will have to prepare themselves for the separation anxiety that comes when shows they’ve been watching for years are put down.
Take “Criminal Minds,” for example. While saner folks ask, “How is this show still ON?,” it keeps going like certain subway lines, year after year. With original cast members like Thomas Gibson gone or about to be gone, the CBS procedural may be headed for the chopping block.
But it is far from alone. Take a look at its fellow “bubble” shows and where they stand.
Aside from the blazing success of “Roseanne”and the solid performance of stalwarts such as “Modern Family” and “The Goldbergs,” the network is on shifting sands. On the one hand, there is the record-breaking performance of “Grey’s Anatomy,” now, at 15 seasons, the network’s longest-running series; on the other, the clutch of new shows that never caught on.
That would be the Jason Ritter feel-good drama “Kevin Saves the World,” the sci-fi adventure “Inhumans” as well as shaky mid-season replacements “Deception,” the Shonda Rhimes legal procedural “For the People” and “The Crossing.”
More surprising but not out of the question would be the cancellation of Kiefer Sutherland’s futuristic White House drama “Designated Survivor,” which has gone through a parade of show runners and is only pulling a .74 in the coveted 18-to-49 demographic.