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Final Witness: Season Two? Cancelled?

Final Witness season two? canceled?Last summer, ABC aired Final Witness on Wednesday nights. Hybrids of documentary and drama, episodes examine shocking murder cases from start to finish and are told in part from the point-of-view of the victim. Will the show be returning for a second season? Has it been cancelled?

Unfortunately for fans of Final Witness, the series won’t be back — at least anytime soon. The network has released their programming plans for this summer and Final Witness isn’t a part of them. The same can be said for the regular 2013-14 season.

From the start, ABC called the show a “limited series.” Had it been a rating success, the network surely would have brought it back for another round of episodes but, it didn’t perform very well. The seven episodes averaged a meager 0.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic with just 3.86 million total viewers.

The last episode, which aired on August 8, 2012, followed the case of female Russian doctor and mom who disappeared from her home in Oakland, California.

While ABC could resurrect Final Witness for another season at some point in the future, it doesn’t look very likely.

What do you think? Did you like this show? Is it different from the other true-crime series? Are you sorry that there’s not a second season?

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shannon Moseley December 19, 2014 at 2:14 am

I loved this show. This feast for the eyes was beautifully done. Not only did I walk away entertained,but It made me think carefully and heed the characters warnings. I do hope you bring it back.


Sue October 14, 2014 at 12:31 pm

This was one of the best shows I have ever seen!! I can’t believe it won’t be coming back.


Marshall October 4, 2014 at 9:56 pm

please show final witnessed , one of the best shows of all time


Anonymous August 26, 2014 at 4:55 pm

This was one of my favorite shows on tv and I’m SO disappointed it wont be showing in 2014. So disappointed.


Mary Hunter June 22, 2014 at 10:10 pm

It would be so nice if ABC could bring this back. It was so unique and well done. Very different from the formulas of crime shows that are on air right now.
I think it would be a hit if it was promoted as something “new”.


Anonymous June 14, 2014 at 4:19 pm

My baby was in one of the episodes :)


Madison April 28, 2014 at 5:47 pm

This was one of the only shows my family has ever ‘TV nights’ for where we essentially stopped everything just to watch. It was a great show with a new perspective I am disappointed ABC discontinued the show. Maybe they should have advertised it more, but I really miss it :(


kerri April 3, 2014 at 12:13 pm

Loved this show, was really one of the best on tv! Very disappointed it wont be back!!!


Holly March 25, 2014 at 3:58 pm

I really enjoyed watching this show! I had been waiting for it to come back…. I’m disappointed to see that it won’t be coming back on!


Tina March 12, 2014 at 5:41 pm

I am very disappointed it’s not coming back I haven been watching for it just thinking it wasn’t time yet I am very sad it’s not coming back it was one of my favorite show s I remember one about the mom and kids that were found in the suitcases in the water :(


vidiana January 5, 2014 at 12:27 am

My daughter and I loved this show. We couldn’t wait for season two. We were so upset when we found out it was cancelled.


Pam December 9, 2013 at 10:48 pm

I loved Final Witness. I had seen the pilot episode and couldn’t wait for the series to start last year. I was hoping they’d come back for another season and am so very sad to hear that it’s not. It was one of the best shows on TV last year….very disappointing.


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