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King & Maxwell: Cancel or Keep the TNT Series?

king and maxwell: cancel or renew?Tonight, TNT airs the last episode of King & Maxwell’s first season. Should the cop series return for a second season or should it be cancelled instead? Is it a ratings hit? Cancel or keep it?

King & Maxwell takes place in Washington, DC and revolves around a pair of former Secret Service agents (Jon Tenney and Rebecca Romijn) who’ve become private eyes. Co-stars in the series include Ryan Hurst, Michael O’Keefe, and Chris Butler.

The show debuted on June 10th to 3.52 million viewers with a 0.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic. That was a very positive start. Viewership fell 21% in week two but climbed back upward in later weeks.

A couple weeks ago, King & Maxwell nearly matched its premiere with 3.39 million and a 0.5 demo rating.

While the new show isn’t as popular as Major Crimes (4.82 million) or Rizzoli & Isles (5.66 million), it’s nearly matching fellow TNT dramas Falling Skies and Perception (3.53 million apiece).

Though they haven’t announced it yet, I suspect that TNT will bring King & Maxwell back for a second season.

But, what do you think? Does King & Maxwell deserve a second season? Or, should it be cancelled to make way for something else? Cancel or keep?

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Jana July 22, 2014 at 3:13 am

I realize TNT’s cancellation is a done deal, but if they have any sense at all, they will pull this one out of the dead file they put it in and give it a second season. They can always cancel it again. This is a great show–it just needs a little more time to collect some dedicated viewers; that’s happened before, you know. It’s another cop show, sure, and there are a lot of cop shows–face it: they’re popular right now. But it’s different from the others, being former Secret Service agents as PIs, one of whom never has any more lethal weapon than a stapler with him. Their relationship with each other and with the other characters were great, and developing along really interesting lines. For a change, she was “macho” and he was “quirky”; they rarely made any money because he failed to bill and/or collect any. Then they bring in their office manager/genius/ bookkeeper, Edgar, who tries to set things in some sort of order…. I think a second season is warranted and would really be a hit. Too bad that the brilliant people who axe shows at TNT can’t see that far ahead.

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mike croskey July 16, 2014 at 1:51 pm

I can’t believe you guys I always thought you had good judgment this is a mistake F X almost made a big mistake by canceling SONS OF ANARCHY now look where they are now don’t make that mistake you need to bring them back

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Karla July 17, 2014 at 2:09 pm

King an maxwell needs to return an awesome show

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Amy June 30, 2014 at 10:26 pm

KEEP IT! King & Maxwell was a breath of fresh air! It was not just another run of the mill cop drama; it added much more than that. Plus the dynamic between the two of them; I loved it from the start. The book was good, but the show added more!!
Please bring it back TNT!!

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Judy June 29, 2014 at 7:12 pm

Keep, bring it back for a second season. The show was good with exceptional characters!

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e underwood June 28, 2014 at 3:20 pm

lose franklin and bash. more king and maxwell.

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Lisa June 29, 2014 at 12:36 am

Keep both shows

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Karla Harris June 26, 2014 at 12:31 pm

KING AND MAXWELL NEEDS TO COME BACK FOR A SEASON TWO. THIS MAKES ME ANGRY YOU GET PEOPLE INTERESTED AND HOOKED ON A SHOW THEN YOU CANCEL IT. THAT IS BULL SHIT

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coni June 24, 2014 at 9:56 pm

Please brig

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Sherry June 22, 2014 at 8:33 pm

This show is really good and should not be canceled. there are quite a few other shows that are really bad that need to be canceled and are still around

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Arlen June 10, 2014 at 2:12 pm

Please return king and maxwell. I loved the interaction between two main characters and the plot was well written.

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