Coronavirus or no, it’s still time to save your favorite shows.
USA TODAY’s 23rd annual Save Our Shows survey gives you a voice in a most unusual year: 19 comedies and dramas on the major broadcast networks are “on the bubble” between renewal and cancellation, with few new series teed up as potential replacements, after production on pilots was shut down last month due to the global pandemic.
This year’s list consists almost entirely of new or somewhat recent series, such as NBC’s “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” and “Manifest,” CBS’s “S.W.A.T.” and “God Friended Me,” and ABC’s “Mixed-ish” and “Stumptown.”
Long-running shows (especially former hits) lately have been more often treated to planned sendoffs, as “Modern Family,” “Empire,” “Arrow” and “Criminal Minds” were (or will be) this spring. “Blindspot” returns April 30 for a final run, and “Supernatural” will get a delayed finale later this year.
The fate of most other shows will be determined next month, when the networks announce new lineups (streaming on video this year, instead of the usual splashy presentations to advertisers in New York). But before they make their final picks, you can Source…