It’s decision time for the networks as the 24-hour countdown to upfronts week begins, but some are delaying the inevitable, with decisions on several bubble shows still hanging in the balance.
Here’s a look at the shows still awaiting their fates:
ABC’s “Last Man Standing”: Tim Allen’s family sitcom is holding out hope for a fifth-season renewal, but sources say the network and the studio (20th Century Fox TV) are still haggling over money issues.
CBS’ “CSI”: The long-running CBS procedural could get a short order and a two-hour movie sendoff to wrap up its final 16th season.
NBC’s “American Odyssey” and “A.D. The Bible Continues”: In announcing its fall schedule this morning, the Peacock said, “The decision on the future (of both shows) will come at a later date after their respective seasons have ended.” “American Odyssey” has suffered declining ratings, falling below a 1.0 in the key 18-49 demo. Its run is scheduled through the end of June. “A.D.’s” ratings, meanwhile, have hovered just above a 1.0, with its finale slated for June 21.
CBS’ “Stalker”: Kevin Williamson’s serial killer drama is expected to get the formal ax on Monday; the series had decent ratings despite getting pummeled by critics.