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 (RIP 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 this TV season as their last.
1. CSI: Cyber
CSI: Cyber, the last remaining show of CBS’s once strong franchise, opened to pretty weak ratings in its second season, with the premiere garnering only 6.7 million total viewers and a low 1.0 rating in the key demo. The following episodes continued to see a decline, with an average of 6.1 million viewers and a 0.9 demo score. If the show, which earned mostly negative ratings last season, sees an uptick in coming episodes, there’s a chance the network will choose to keep the CSI property going. But as it stands now, things aren’t looking good for the series.