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 (Minority Report), 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 the 2015-2016 TV season as their last.
1. Minority Report
The heavily hyped Fox drama is only a few episodes into its first season, but it already seems destined for the chopping block. The show started at a low 3.10 million viewers and a poor 1.1 rating in the 18 to 49 key demo in its premiere and has only seen continually declining ratings since. More bad news for the show? Fox trimmed its episode order from 13 episodes down to 10. Between the terrible ratings and the equally bad reviews, the show’s cancellation is all but certain.