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Renewal Status of New 2018/19 Scripted Drama

We look at the activity of the major US broadcast and cable networks and the new scripted drama shows they launched in the 2018/19 season.

Find out which shows have been renewed or cancelled and how widely they have been distributed across Show Tracker markets.

With the exception of Bless This Mess, all new shows have been acquired in at least one Show Tracker market outside of the US. The Kids are Alright, Whiskey Cavalier and The Fix have all been cancelled, with decisions pending on Grand Hotel and Reef Break, which premiered in June.

So far 5 of the 10 new shows to launch this season have been renewed, with just The Code still to be confirmed. FBI and Magnum P.I. have secured distribution in the most Show Tracker markets and each with a 2nd window.

NBC have decided to renew just the two new shows from 2018/19 that sold well in other Show Tracker markets outside of the US, with only the fate of The InBetween still to be decided.

Manifest has secured 2nd Windows in India on Colours Infinity and Spain on Antenna 3.

Fox have cancelled each of the 4 new scripted drama series that have so far launched in the US, with just the Beverly Hills 90210 reboot still to premiere later this summer. A number of the first windows outside of the US have involved Fox owned services.

The CW have renewed all 5 of the new scripted dramas launched in the 2018/19 season. These shows have all sold first windows in at least 2 Show Tracker markets and have a US second window on Netflix as per their current licensing agreement (which expires this summer).

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