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Apple TV+ has only formally canceled 5% of its freshmen series

However, 16 are still awaiting an announcement

According to The Wrap, in 2021 and 2022 combined, some 662 new scripted series premiered across 24 networks and streamers. Of those 662, about 15% were canceled after their freshman season.

The Wrap says that BET+ is the safest streamer, having cancelled none of its new shows in the timeframe, and renewing 83%. (As of the report, only one of its new titles hadn’t been publicly announced to be cancelled or renewed.)

Looking at a bigger scale, The Wrap found that HBO Max, even with the Warner Bros. Discovery merger, was the most secure place for a new show among the mainstream platforms in 2021 and 2022. In all, it canceled 22% of its new shows, which is much higher than somewhere like Disney+ or Apple TV+, but renewed 78% of its new series.

Warner placed higher on The Wrap’s list for renewals in part because it left no shows awaiting a decision. By comparison, Disney+ and Apple TV+, which formally canceled 4% and 5% of their freshman series, respectively, had seven and 16 shows, respectively, still awaiting an announcement.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.