Almost every network has made early pick-ups in the past few days, with Supergirl moving channels amid flagging ratings on CBS among the biggest stories. Season two will air on The CW, which producer Warner Bros. and CBS jointly operate.
The CW has also picked up Greg Berlanti-produced Riverdale; No Tomorrow, which is based on a Brazilian format and will be coproduced by CBS Television Studios and Electus; and Frequency, from Warner Bros. and Lin Pictures and a reimagining of a New Line Cinema from 2000.
Over at ABC, Agent Carter has been axed after two seasons, with The Muppets, Castle, The Family and Nashville also chopped.
Sony Pictures Television and ABC Studios copros Notorious and Imaginary Mary have been taken to series, along with Kiefer Sutherland vehicle Designated Survivor; and Conviction, whose pick-up means Agent Carter star Hayley Atwell stays on the channel.
Also set for series at the Alphabet network include comedy Downward Dog, which is Legendary Television’s first network show; an untitled Sarah Dunn series from Kapital Entertainment and ABC Studios; Time After Time, which is from Warner Bros. TV and is based on a Karl Alexander novel and a 1979 feature film; and Still Star-Crossed, a Romeo and Juliet-inspired, Shonda Rhimes period drama.
Surprisingly, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spin-off Marvel’s Most Wanted is not going forwards. Dr Ken, The Catch, American Crime Story and The Real O’Neals have been renewed.
Meanwhile, CBS has cancelled CSI: Cyber, which could spell the end for the CSI franchise, and picked up Kevin James comedy Kevin Can Wait to series. SPT and CBS TV Studios are coproducing.
Fox has ended all of its new season comedies – The Grinder, Grandfathered, Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life and Bordertown – after one season each.
Going to series are TV remakes of The Exorcist and Lethal Weapon, plus single-cam comedies Making History, another time-travel-themed effort, and The Mick, which is from 20th Century Fox Television and 3 Arts Entertainment.
Also set for next season are A.P.B., Matt Nix’s latest drama, which based on true events at an out-of-control Chicago Police Department, and Pitch, about a woman playing in Major League Baseball.
NBC has taken Dan Fogelman series This is Us, Chicago franchise spin-off Chicago Justice, DC Comics-themed comedy Powerless and fish-out-of-water legal comedy Trial & Error.