Next week marks a rite of spring: The upfronts, or the presentation of the broadcast networks' fall TV slates to advertisers, beginning May 15.
But first, comes the culling of the herd.
This week, programming execs are deciding the fates of on-the-bubble shows, either giving underperformers another season to find an audience or casting them off to make room for what they hope will be new hits.
The main factors in their decisions: Ratings trends, creative momentum, profitability and their ownership stake.
So far, the networks have been silent about the fates of the top five vote-getters from this year's Save Our Shows campaign: Timeless (NBC), Elementary (CBS), Blindspot (NBC), Last Man Standing (ABC ) and Chicago Justice (NBC).
But in the past few days, Fox has canceled Sleepy Hollow, Rosewood and Pitch, while NBC issued Taken a stay of execution, giving it a 16-episode order for the 2017-2018 TV season.
Check our list to see where your favorite shows stand.
Note: All the prime-time series are grouped in one of three categories — already renewed or very likely to return; on the bubble and in need of your vote; and on death's door or already canceled.
Renewed, or almost: American Housewife, Black-ish, Designated Survivor, The Goldbergs, Grey's Anatomy, How to Get Away With Murder, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Middle, Modern Family, Once Upon a Time, Scandal, Speechless
On the bubble: American Crime, The Catch, Fresh Off the Boat, Imaginary Mary, Last Man Standing, Quantico
Canceled, or nearly dead: Conviction, Dr. Ken, Notorious, The Real O'Neals, Secrets and Lies, Time After Time
Renewed, or almost: The Big Bang Theory, Blue Bloods, Bull, Criminal Minds, Hawaii Five-0, Kevin Can Wait, Life in Pieces, MacGyver, Madam Secretary, Man With a Plan, Mom, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans, Scorpion, Superior Donuts
On the bubble: Code Black, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, Elementary, The Great Indoors, 2 Broke Girls
Canceled, or nearly dead: Doubt, The Odd Couple, Pure Genius, Training Day
Renewed, or almost:Bob's Burgers, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Empire, Family Guy, Gotham, Lethal Weapon, Lucifer, The Mick, New Girl, The Simpsons, Star
On the bubble: The Exorcist, The Last Man on Earth, Making History, Prison Break, 24: Legacy
Canceled, or nearly dead: Pitch, Rosewood, APB, Bones, Scream Queens, Sleepy Hollow, Son of Zorn
Renewed, or almost: The Blacklist, Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, Chicago PD, The Good Place, Law & Order: SVU, Shades of Blue, Superstore, This Is Us, Taken
On the bubble: Blindspot, Chicago Justice, Timeless, Trial & Error
Canceled, or nearly dead: The Blacklist: Redemption, Emerald City, Grimm, Powerless
Renewed, or almost: Arrow, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, DC's Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Jane the Virgin, The 100, Riverdale, Supergirl, Supernatural
On the bubble: iZombie, The Originals
Canceled: Frequency, No Tomorrow, Reign, The Vampire Diaries
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