2015-2016 Network Predictions A Year Later fb

2015-2016 Network Predictions A Year Later

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I’m going to be real with you guys I don’t always have everything on the blog figured out. This was certainly true a year ago. I remember it was a Friday morning, I had called into work for some sickness and was at home freaking out because I needed something to post (this is back where I thought my blog would crumble if I didn’t post something new every day). As some of you may have noticed I watch a lot of TV, it might be my off-limits Thursday night trip to Shondaland with ABC or on the Sunday’s when “I can’t even” and binge watch something I’ve been neglecting on my DVR, I love to get wrapped up in the pretty talking people in the picture box. There are 2 exciting times for a hardcore Network TV viewer- season/series premiere time and season Finale/new show/renewal announcement times. While I get all kinds of excited knowing Damon and Stefan Salvator will be back yet another year in Vampire Diaries, I LOVE seeing what new characters and what actors are coming to my TV next fall. So I decided I would post a prediction post as to how the shows would fair…while the idea came to me as a random space filler I actually really liked it. It was hilarious for me to go back now and review how on or off my predictions actually were.

So before we jump into the 2016-2017 shows (next week)  that are causing buzz let’s see how last year’s new shows faired.

2015-2016 Predictions

The Catch (ABC)

The Catch
Photo from ABC

I Predicted: This show will be a hit just like all of Shondra’s Shows.

Result: While it took me 3 episodes to really enjoy it, I do enjoy it. It was pushed back to a spring release (probably because of the major casting changes the network made after purchasing the series) but the series wrapped up its first season and will return in the fall.

The Grinder (FOX)

I Predicted: This show could go either way. Comedies (outside of ABC) haven’t had the longest shelf life lately.

Result: I really wanted to love this! I love Rob Lowe but at last, I checked out about 8 episodes in. Fox announced the shows cancellation earlier this month.

Wicked City (ABC)

I Predicted: Perhaps I’m bias but I can see this show doing very well. Audiences love knowing who the bad guy is and watching as the good guys try to figure it out. I don’t know what kind of longevity a series like this can have but hey, Dexter lasted 8 seasons.

Result: I loved this show! I loved the storyline, the cast, all of it but sadly I was apart of the minority. Wicked City got was killed of ABC’s schedule after only a few episodes.

Scream Queens (FOX)

Scream Queens
Photo from Fox

I Predicted: This show will be a hit if only because of it’s all-star cast and notable creators.

Result: I wasn’t a fan. At the shock of many, Screen Queens was renewed by Fox.

Uncle Buck (ABC)

I Predicted: This show will not live long.

Result: Well I was kind of right and wrong. The show got pushed back a year and is premiering on ABC June 14th.

The Real O’Neals (ABC)

I Predicted: While it seems busy, it fits the formula that seems to be working for ABC. I can see it sticking around for a while.

Result: This show had a late premier and I watched the first two episodes one morning at 3:00 a.m. and really enjoyed them but didn’t stick to it. That being said the show was renewed on ABC and I might check it out on Netflix.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CW)

Crazy ex-girlfriend
Photo from the CW

I Predicted: This musical adult version of Felicity (who moves for a guy who you aren’t even involved with…seriously?) will flop.

Result: I am sorry to the musical television Gods. Not only was this one of my favorite new shows of the new seasons and not only did it get renewed but the lead Rachel Bloom landed a Golden Globe, the second for the CW network

Truth Be Told  (NBC)

I Predicted: This may be the ship to turn NBC’s Comedy lineup around or it may only last a season. I need to at least see a full episode to make a real prediction.

Results: I loved this show but sadly after 10 episodes NBC called it quits. On the plus side the show did end on a note that made for a good series finale versus a cliffhanger. So I would totally recommend watching it, you won’t feel like you got screwed.

Grandfathered (FOX)

Things I Predict: If Full House taught us anything people love watching a hot guy play with a cute baby. “Have Mercy” FOX , I think you have a hit!

Results: This show was amazing! The cast was amazing! But Fox’s decision to cancel it… not so amazing. The network announced in early May that it was canceling the show. Netflix loves Stamos so much I dunno why they don’t purchase it.

Heartbreaker (NBC)

I Predicted: Despite the fact I find the premise overdone I think it will do well. Melissa George is a wonderful actress and Hollywood keeps pumping out medical dramas because America likes them…. ER, Grey’s Anatomy, The Night Shift… to name a few.

Results: Didn’t watch it. Apparently the shows name changed to Heartbeat before it aired in early 2016 and was cancelled shortly after.

Lucifer (Fox)

I Predicted: I don’t personally plan on watching this and don’t see audiences responding well to the mid-season series.

Results: Didn’t watch it. It was renewed but apparently this was a shock.

Angel From Hell (CBS)

I Predicted: Once again my expectations for comedies are low. This duo may have been a winning pair but I worry the cheesy plot might turn off adult audiences. Could go either way.

Result: I did watch and it was a show you wanted to watch because you liked the actors but the storyline just was not a good fit for CBS in my opinion. It CBS pulled the cord early.

Dr. Ken (ABC)

I Predicted: Ken Jeong has a huge following between his work on Community and his role in the Hangover  films, so I could see it being a hit.

Results: This show was just so loveable. I enjoyed each episode. ABC renewed the comedy for a second season.

Blood & Oil (ABC)

Photo From ABC

I predicted: I don’t see it lasting, to be honest. Series like this tend to be more successful on a cable network with shorter seasons.

Result: I wanted to like this show, simply for the cast. I don’t think I got through the first episode and ABC didn’t get through the first season before pulling the plug.

So I think I might have a future in Network television because I was pretty on the money for the most part. Stay tuned for next week when we dive into the 2016-2017 schedule.

What show are you sad got the axe? What show are you happy will be back next fall? Tell me in the comments.

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2015-2016 Network Predictions A Year Later



  1. Candy

    Will be interesting to see what makes the cut. Uncle Buck for sure NO.

  2. Dia

    Haha. I don’t see it lasting and my predictions seemed pretty good.

  3. Klipdrifters Travel (@Klipdrifters_)

    I have’nt watched a lot of these series but have seen a few episodes from Lucifer and personally didnt think the series was very good… really sirprised that it renewed for another season.

  4. Sophia

    The only thing I saw on this list was scream queens and it was really bad. I was not feeling it at all.

  5. Clare Speer

    The only one I’ve really watched is “The Catch” and I really like that one. Must investigate some of the others – I guess we’ll have to see what makes the cut and what doesn’t – thanks for the reviews!

  6. Jessica

    I don’t really watch current TV anymore (lots of Netflix binge watching, though), and I swear I’m still getting over ABC cancelling Pushing Daisies which was, hands down, my favorite show evar!!! I think you might have a future in TV production because your predictions were pretty spot on!

  7. Georgiana

    MAN……I was SOOO bummed about Grandfathered and Grinder getting canceled. Those were my two favorite shows. I KNEW Grinder would get canceled because the off-beat humor was not going to be mainstream (even though I loved it!) but I really thought they’d keep Grandfathered.

  8. Brittany Putman

    Interesting! I actually haven’t seen a single show on this list. I’ll have to try to find some of them.

  9. michelle

    I wasn’t sure that I would like The Catch but I ended up really enjoying it. I was very glad to see Nashville get cut, i know it’s not on the list, but apparently fans are trying to bring it back. I wish The Grinder & Grandfathered would have been given another season but oh well. Sad to see Rush Hour canceled. Some of the episodes I worked on for that show won’t even air due to have early it was canceled.

  10. Jenn

    I’m a huge reality tv fan. I haven’t watched any of those. It seem that I get into a show and then it gets canceled so I just really never try. Now for The Housewives I watch every episode religiously 🙂 You did a great job on your predictions. This was a fun one!!!

  11. Dia

    Omg no I want Nashville to come back! Especially because of the way it ended. I hope CMT pick up. I loved Grandfathered. I was going to give rush hour a try and when I was about to decided to check to see if it had been cancelled an it had… so I didn’t even bother.

  12. Dia

    Especially with John Stamos. I totally get what you mean. The Grinder was enjoyable but not anything I’d go out of the way to watch.

  13. Dia

    Well these are from last year so some did but some didn’t… I’m excited to make the predictions for 2016-2017

  14. Dia

    It was soooo bad!

  15. Dia

    I think we all have those shows we can’t believe got cancelled, even though it was years ago.

  16. Dia

    Hope you find one you like.

  17. Dia

    Haha I liked reality for a while, back during The Hills but I don’t think I have any reality shows now.

  18. Dia

    Thanks Francesca.

  19. Dia

    I didn’t have high hopes for it but I might check it out.

  20. Leslie Rossi | alifewellconsumed

    can’t believe scream queens got renewed! i was so bored halfway through..

  21. Dia

    Yeah it was not what I was hoping for.

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