Who’s ahead in Save Our Shows, and which network sitcoms and dramas are desperately in need of a lifeline?
A glimpse at early results in USA TODAY’s exclusive 24th annual poll reveals that ABC’s “The Rookie,” starring Nathan Fillion as the LAPD’s oldest recruit, tops the list of 25 endangered shows with the most support: More than half of voters want it back for a fourth season, while fewer than 10% voted to drop it from the lineup. (The rest didn’t care either way.)
Behind “The Rookie” are NBC’s newest spinoff, “Law & Order: Organized Crime,” which premiered early this month, and musical dramedy “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist.” “Zoey’s” won last year’s Save Our Shows poll with a record 67% of respondents voting to keep it for a second season. Their wish came true, but the level of support is far less this time around.
The full list: Is your favorite series canceled, renewed or ‘on the bubble’?
Nathan Fillion on "The Rookie." (Photo: Eric McCandless/ABC)
More than 43,000 fans have already submittedvotes, but it’s not too late to register yours. The poll closes soon, so make your voice heard on which of these shows should stay and which should go. (And don’t forget to click “count my ballot” when you’re finished!) Vote below, or here. And you can see which sitcoms and dramas on the major broadcast networks are safe bets to return, likely casualties or “on the bubble” here.
The list includes a long-running comedy (“The Goldbergs”); a cult favorite (“Manifest”); newer entries ranging from Dwayne Johnson’s “Young Rock” to “Kenan” and “All Rise”; ABC drama “A Million Little Things”; and two new sitcoms from producer Chuck Lorre, “B Positive” and “United States of Al.”
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