With cast options set to expire on Tuesday, NBC decided Monday night not to pick up the supernatural missing plane drama for Season 4. The decision comes despite Manifest performing strongly on Netflix in recent days as the No. 1 show. Manifest was the highest-rated of NBC's four bubble shows, which also included the now-canceled Debris and Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, plus the still-in-limbo Good Girls. Deadline reports Good Girls is now "looking good" for renewal for Season 5. As Deadline's Nellie Andreeva points out, "Manifest was conceived by creator Jeff Rake and was sold to NBC with a six-season plan that has been mapped out. That plan — and fans’ three years of devoted following — will fall through unless another network/platform steps in to pick up the series following its cancellation by NBC. As is the case with all high-profile series, WBTV is expected to look for a new home. Netflix, where Manifest debuted last Thursday, immediately shooting up to #3 in the U.S. before taking over the top spot, could be a possibility but there have been no formal conversations yet, I hear." Manifest creator Jeff Rake tweeted of the cancelation: "I’m devastated by NBC’s decision to cancel us. That we’ve been shut down in the middle is a gut punch to say the least. Hoping to find a new home. You the fans deserve an ending to your story. Thanks for the love shown to me, cast, and crew. #savemanifest."
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