Canceled or renewed TV shows 2021: 15 bubble shows that could go either way

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“Fog of War” — Following a mission failure, Bravo Team conducts a high-stakes After Action Review to identify who’s responsible for a possible career-ending mistake, on SEAL TEAM, Wednesday, March 4 (9:01-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured L to R: David Boreanaz as Jason Hayes and Neil Brown Jr. as Ray Perry. Photo: Ron Jaffe/CBS ©2019 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

SEAL Team and more shows that could be canceled or renewed in May 2021

Networks are starting to make decisions about their current TV shows. There are still some on the bubble. Will they be canceled or renewed in May 2021?

There are still many TV shows with unknown fates. Some of them are more on the bubble than others, and some of them we just can’t figure out why the networks haven’t renewed them already!

Renewal news is slowly coming out. The CW has made decisions about the majority of its shows. We’re just waiting for The Republic of Sarah to premiere and air a few episodes to see if it will also score a second season like fellow freshman shows Walker, Superman & Lois, and Kung Fu.

CBS has renewed a good chunk of its lineup and made a couple of shocking cancellations. We’re still waiting on a few key shows. ABC has only renewed a handful of shows and FOX hasn’t renewed anything from its fall-moved-to-January lineup just yet.

NBC? The network already had a number of shows renewed due to multi-year renewals. There are some key shows that we need to check in on.

Let’s get into the list of canceled and renewed TV shows in 2021. What’s on the bubble and what stands a good chance of being renewed?

Canceled or renewed: SEAL Team

Season currently airing: Season 4

What it’s about: The fourth season follows Bravo Team facing a few changes. After initially handling whether Cerberus would remain with the team or not, Jason then decided it was time to retire as an operative. That didn’t last long, with him now back with the team.

However, there are many other changes. Ray is now a Warrant Officer, but is dealing with PTSD after being abducted and tortured. Sonny is getting ready to become a father while trying to make his relationship with Davis work. Then there’s Clay, who is back with Stella and needs to figure out how to make a relationship and Bravo Team work together.

Chances of renewal: SEAL Team is one of those shows that has always been on the bubble, even though in terms of writing it doesn’t belong here. This is a series that offers authentic storytelling, even when it means members of the cast leave because characters get promotions or choose to step down.

The series does still stand a chance of renewal. It sits comfortably in the middle of a number of already-renewed shows on CBS. It all depends on whether the cost of production outweighs the viewership, and that’s something we’re concerned about.

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