The inspiration for this blog post comes from terminology used at a website that I like to check on every now and then called www.tvbythenumbers.com. They refer to something known as the syndication gods that can keep an otherwise lowly rated show on the schedule for another season. This only happens if certain criteria is met. Now I might refer to it in this blog as magic season 3. Basically, when a show is close enough to meet syndication requirements, the show might get renewed when it otherwise wouldn’t have been.
So what has to happen for the magic season three rule to apply? Well, if all of the seasons so far in this show must have had 22 episodes each in them. Otherwise, there will not be enough episodes for possible syndication. In this instance, bad ratings for season 3 may still you get a renewal. If you don’t have enough episodes, that alone will prevent your show’s renewal in the absence of good ratings. So, now you may be wondering what shows in the upcoming season will be part of magic season three. Hopefully, I can remember them all.
The show Mom will be on its third full season in the upcoming season. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will as well. Reign is another one on its magic third season. The Blacklist will be one of them as well. Brooklyn Nine-Nine will be on its third season. Don’t forget about The Goldbergs. You might wonder if Sleepy Hollow is. Well, it isn’t due to it being a limited run series. There might be others that I either can’t remember or don’t watch. Remember that this rule is mostly for just shows on network television as cable shows are different most of the time. Undateable also doesn’t have enough episodes just yet for season three to mean future syndication. The 100 also fails to do this.
That’s all that I can think of for this blog post. I couldn’t think of much to say. There are some times when the magic season 3 thing doesn’t work. It typically does, but not always. Be on the lookout for that in the future.