Monday, February 15, 2016

Renewal odds 2/15/16: 'Skin Wars', 'Idiotest', 'Hellevator', 'Chain Reaction', 'The Chase'

Last week's renewal odds

Skin Wars: Season 3 coming in April; Season 4 currently casting. Chance of renewal: 100%

Idiotest: Season 3 coming in "Second quarter", according to the news earlier today. Chance of renewal: 100%

Hellevator: Still no renewal, as expected. Unlike Chain Reaction (and definitely The Chase), the Hellevator social media pages have stayed very active (with three tweets last week) plus a Valentine's Day tweet. The Soska sisters still associate themselves with GSN through their Twitter pages, which is very promising (two months after Season 1 ended). If there is no renewal at the spring upfronts coming up in the next weeks, then Hellevator is a goner. But GSN's interest is still very alive. Chance of renewal: 65% (up 5% from last week)

Chain Reaction: Nothing new and no activity at all in the past week. No Valentine's Day tweet from the Chain Reaction page, like what happened with Hellevator, Skin Wars and Idiotest yesterday. Uh-oh. Chance of renewal: 50% (flat)

The Chase: Cancelled.

Renewal odds history: 10% (2/8/2016), 20% (1/25/2016), 20% (1/18/2016), 20% (1/11/2016), 35% (12/21/2015), 35% (12/7/2015), 40% (11/23/2015), 55% (11/16/2015), 50% (11/9/2015), 50% (11/2/2015), 55% (10/26/2015), 60% (10/19/2015), 60% (10/12/2015), 60% (10/5/2015), 60% (9/28/2015), 80% (9/21/2015), 95% (9/14/2015), 99% (ranging from 9/7/2015 back to 2/16/2015), 95% (2/9/2015), 95% (2/2/2015), 85% (1/27/2015), 85% (1/19/2015), 85% (1/12/2015), 85% (1/5/2015).


  1. So first quarter is a bust, The Chase has been cancelled, as expected due to flawed network logic, and now GSN is considering giving Billy a job since MMC has been axed. And for some reason, I just can't see it as anything but a downgrade for Billy. Imagine going from hosting a show with a top prize of $1 million, down to a show with a top prize of $10k, and then trying to convince the contestant that it's a life-changing amount of money. Yeah, I just can't see that as being anything other than a demotion...

    And on other note, you look at POP, and you can only imagine how much more successful The Easiest Game Show Ever would be, if it was actually on GSN. And that's a show where a top prize of $100k actually works. But then again, GSN's not acquiring anything besides Feud, so there goes that idea.

    1. Billy Gardell will take the GSN gig, despite the likely cash prize downgrade from MMC. I do not think that is going to have an effect on whether he would do a GSN gig or not.

  2. Done with GSN. I don't even LIKE Family Feud.

  3. this truly is a black ghetto shit network. really truly caters to the stupidest dumb people in society.

  4. Also God help us all!