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These disappointing TV shows may not see another fall season

The networks have given early renewals to freshman series including “God Friended Me,” “Magnum P.I.,” “The Neighborhood” and “FBI” (CBS) and “New Amsterdam” and “A Million Little Things” on NBC and ABC, respectively. The CW has picked up nearly its entire lineup (no surprise there). With a couple of months to go before the networks shut down production, executives will start deciding which programs will go by the wayside in May, when new fall lineups are announced. We now live in an era where the exits of veteran series that have run their course such as “Criminal Minds” (CBS) and “Modern Family” (ABC) are announced a full year in advance as a way to honor both the employees of those shows and the fans ...