2022 TV status report

Written by on April 6, 2022

CBS’ Hawaiian crime-fighting saga “Magnum, P.I.” and ABC’s soapy drama “A Million Little Things” led USA TODAY’s 25th annual Save Our Shows poll.

Practically 70,000 votes solid within the April survey revealed the 2 fourth-season dramas had been the clear favorites amongst followers hoping for one more run. This yr, 24 endangered network TV series had been featured within the ballot. Nearly half of voters (49%) need “Magnum” again – a remake of Tom Selleck’s 1980s collection that stars Jay Hernandez – whereas simply 14% voted to cancel it. And “Million,” a perennial “on the bubble” collection, was favored by 33%, with 17% opting to say goodbye. (The remaining proportion of voters did not care both means.) 

Different top-performing collection on this yr’s ballot had been ABC’s “Massive Sky” (with 30% assist), two of Chuck Lorre’s CBS sitcoms – “United States of Al” (with 29% voting to maintain it) and “B Constructive” (27% stated sure) – and Mayim Bialik’s Fox comedy “Name Me Kat” (27%). 

Conversely, “Kat” was additionally among the many exhibits voters most needed gone (22% stated so), echoing final yr’s polarized outcomes. ABC’s “The Conners” earned the most important proportion of “drop” votes, as 31% need the sitcom – a sequel to “Roseanne,” now with out its former star – gone. Others favored to affix the reject pile included “Younger Rock,” NBC’s Dwayne Johnson origin story; and CW’s “Charmed.”  

Jay Hernandez and Perdita Weeks in CBS' "Magnum, P.I." remake, which led USA TODAY's 25th annual Save Our Shows poll.

These with the least assist had been lesser-known exhibits like Fox drama “Our Type of Individuals,” which wrapped its freshman season in January, and midseason mockumentary “Welcome to Flatch,” together with NBC’s “Grand Crew” and CW’s “Naomi.”  

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Six of the 24 collection had been additionally on the 2021 ballot, together with NBC’s “Kenan.”  And two DC Comics-inspired exhibits within the ballot – CW’s “Batwoman” and “Legends of Tomorrow” – had been canceled final week. (See the standing of all of your favourite broadcast collection here.)

Grace Park (left), Allison Miller, Christina Moses, David Giuntoli and Romany Malco in ABC's "A Million Little Things," now ending its fourth season (and hoping for a fifth).

The printed networks are weighing the fates of those collection this month as they put together to announce fall schedules to advertisers forward of the ad-sales season. Though potential substitute collection will not all be prepared in time, the networks are contractually sure to resume exhibits by June 30, when contracts with actors and writers on returning exhibits usually expire.

Parker Young, Adhir Kalyan and Jayma Mays in the CBS comedy "United States of Al."

Latest winners have combined monitor data: The 2021 and 2020 Save Our Exhibits champ, NBC’s musical dramedy “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist,” was canceled final spring, however later rescued by Roku Channel, which streamed a vacation film to finish the collection. CBS gave 2019 winner “Madam Secretary” a closing 10-episode run that fall, and NBC renewed “Timeless,” the winner in 2017 and 2018, first for a second season and later, a wrap-up film.  


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