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?

29 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. shannon Moseley says

    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.

  2. Anonymous says

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

  3. Mary Hunter says

    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”.

  4. Madison says

    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 :(

  5. Holly says

    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!

  6. says

    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 :(

  7. vidiana says

    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.

  8. Pam says

    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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