Monday, January 25, 2016

Renewal odds 1/25/16: 'Skin Wars', 'Idiotest', 'Hellevator', 'Chain Reaction', 'The Chase'

Skin Wars: Season 3 (as of now) coming in April. Season 4 due up later. Chance of renewal: 100% (flat)

Idiotest: Who knows when Season 3 of Gleib's show is coming, but it's coming. The reruns must be holding up pretty well to maintain 18 slots a week on a higher-than-usual rated GSN lately. Chance of renewal: 100% (flat)

Hellevator: No changes at all here. The only reason I am swaying towards renewal a bit here is, once again, how young Hellevator skewed and that nothing else new is in development (or green-lit) coming up on GSN besides Winsaity. Chance of renewal: 50% (flat)

Chain Reaction: Not much to report here either, besides GSN seems to have slight renewed interest in the series compared to a few months ago from encouraging ratings lately. The numbers from last Friday night were great in total viewers but sub-par in 18-49's. In fact, the sad news for last Friday's Chain Reaction is that both 18-49 and total viewers dropped moderately from 8pm to 8:30pm.

The most encouraging news for Chain Reaction is that GSN's development slate is still weak. Winsanity is untested. Idiotest and Skin Wars have seen declines. Skin Wars: Fresh Paint is GSN's only hope, hopefully bringing in similar numbers from the special last August, which would easily send the show to renewal. Nothing else is really up and coming at GSN with Window Warriors, #Friendtrip and/or Divided not going anywhere yet. If GSN thinks their development slate is still weak come upfronts, then Chain Reaction may get an easy second season. Chance of renewal: 45% (flat)

The Chase: No news, no changes and no activity while two reruns remain untouched on the schedule. Chance of renewal: 20% (flat)


  1. Please, cancel Hellevator!
    Please, renew The Chase.

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