It’s not easy for any TV show – whether new or returning — to avoid the ax. Some start out strong and end up losing viewers over time, while others just can’t make it work in their freshman season. Plus, as audiences know all too well, cancellations aren’t always predictable. While some seem doomed right from the start, others remain on the bubble for some time (Sleepy Hollow, Bones).
In the coming months, all five major networks will have to decide which entries from their lineup — from sitcoms to to fantasy dramas — will get officially pulled. Here’s a look at 14 shows that may be counting this TV season as their last.
1. Maya and Marty in Manhattan
NBC’s second attempt at a variety show (following Neil Patrick Harris’s Best Time Ever) failed to impress in its freshman season. The show, hosted by Maya Rudolph and Martin Short, features various comedy sketches, musical performances, and celebrity guests. Though its premiere garnered a solid 6.26 million viewers, ratings declined quickly, with the sixth and final episode dipping down to only 3.94 million viewers. With lackluster ratings and equally mixed reviews, NBC may not want to take another chance on Maya and Marty.