The alphabet network hasn’t had much luck launching successful new shows. What’s more, a lot of their existing shows are down year-to-year. Thankfully, the execs can’t cancel everything.
New ABC shows (so far): The Assets, Back in the Game, Betrayal, The Goldbergs, The Great Christmas Light Fight, Killer Women, Lucky 7, Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, Mind Games, Mixology, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, Resurrection, Super Fun Night, and Trophy Wife.
Returned ABC shows (so far): 20/20, America’s Funniest Home Videos, The Bachelor, Castle, Dancing with the Stars, Grey’s Anatomy, Last Man Standing, The Middle, Modern Family, Nashville, The Neighbors, Once Upon a Time, Primetime: What Would You Do?, Revenge, Scandal, Shark Tank, and The Taste.
There’s lots of data that ABC execs looks at when deciding whether to renew or cancel a TV series but ratings are the major ingredient. Here’s an updated listing of all of their current primetime shows.