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. Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life
Cooper Barrett isn’t surviving very well on Fox. The show earned pretty meager ratings in its January debut and has continued to perform disappointingly. So far this season, the series has pulled in an average of 2.7 million viewers and a 1.2 demo score. Between that and it’s less-than-stellar reviews, there’s not many reasons for Fox to keep this show around much longer.
Update 5/13/16: Cooper Barrett has officially been canceled.