Fox Cheat Sheet: The Orville is on the Bubble

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There are a lot of changes coming to Fox in the coming months. 

With an increased reliance on sports programming, it makes it difficult to assess which shows will be coming back during the 2019-2020 TV season. 

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But there are two shows pulling in ratings low enough to rule them dead shows airing, and we've rounded up how we think Fox's renewals and cancellations will play out based on a variety of factors. 

Have a look below. 

1. Lethal Weapon - Certain Cancellation

Lethal Weapon - Certain Cancellation
This Fox drama cannot catch a break. Just months after ousting Clayne Crawford, Damon Wayans announced his intention to quit the series following the 13-episode third season.

However, he later came to an agreement with Fox to continue with the series for an additional two episodes.

The ratings are down 25 percent in the demo year-to-year to a mere 0.7 rating.

It does still pack a punch in delayed viewing, but the show is not owned by Fox and is performing well below the network's average. Add in the fact that there's a constant stream of negative press surrounding it, it's likely done. Look at these final two episodes as a quick wrap up.

2. The Gifted - Certain Cancellation

The Gifted - Certain Cancellation
The Gifted is averaging a mere 0.6 rating. It still gets a boost on the DVR front and is owned by Fox.

But these ratings are pitiful, and it's likely toast.

3. Rel - Certain Cancellation

Rel - Certain Cancellation
This new Fox comedy is not resonating with viewers. It started at a 1.9 rating in the demo thanks to a football lead-in but has slipped as low as a 0.5 rating.

It will likely be ousted from the schedule in the coming weeks.

4. The Passage - Likely Renewal

The Passage - Likely Renewal
The Passage is averaging a 1.0 rating in the demo. It's no 9-1-1, but it's holding up well out of The Resident. It secures strong gains Live + 7 metrics, so that's a major positive. Barring a freefall in the ratings, it should be back.

5. Family Guy - Certain Renewal

Family Guy - Certain Renewal
Family Guy is still posting solid ratings, with the current season averaging a 1.2 rating in the demo.

6. Bob's Burgers - Certain Renewal

Bob's Burgers - Certain Renewal
With a 1.3 rating on Sunday nights, this show is not showing its age quite yet.

7. The Cool Kids - Likely Renewal

The Cool Kids - Likely Renewal
Averaging a 1.0 rating in the demo, it loses some steam. However for Friday nights, the ratings are solid.

8. Star - Certain Renewal

Star - Certain Renewal
Star still fits like a glove out of Empire. With a 1.2 rating in the demo, it will be back.

9. The Resident - Certain Renewal

The Resident - Certain Renewal
The Resident is stable vs. its first season in the demo with a 1.0 rating. In fact, it's one of the steadiest shows on television. Fox recently ordered more episodes for Season 2, citing the strong ratings.

It builds 70 percent with DVR factored in, so it's hard to imagine the network not wanting another season.

10. The Simpsons - Renewed

The Simpsons - Renewed
Even after 30 seasons on the air, The Simpsons remains a hit. With a 1.6 rating in the demo, it will be around for a while yet.

11. Last Man Standing - Certain Renewal

Last Man Standing - Certain Renewal
With an average of a 1.2 rating on Friday nights, this comedy revival is a huge hit for Fox. It will be around as long as it continues to pack a punch in the ratings.

12. Empire - Certain Renewal

Empire - Certain Renewal
Empire is down just over 15 percent year-to-year and is averaging a 1.5 rating. It still plays well with delayed viewing, so it will be around for a while yet.

13. 9-1-1 - Certain Renewal

9-1-1 - Certain Renewal
This buzzy sophomore drama is down a little to a 1.5 rating. It will be back.

14. Gotham - Ending

Gotham - Ending
Fox already decided to end Gotham ahead of Season 5. It is averaging a 0.7 rating.

15. The Orville - Could Go Either Way

The Orville - Could Go Either Way
The Orville is down over 30 percent year-to-year. It is averaging a 0.8 rating. It's on the bubble.

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