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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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Ron Wood July 25, 2014 at 1:15 am

Wh0 was the idiot that cancelled King and Maxwell? It was one of the best cop shows on the tube. Like the idiot that cancelled Star Trek many years ago. Maybe we should just cancel the CEO’s employment also of the big corporations that make these dumb decisions.

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shay July 24, 2014 at 9:42 pm

Loved this show…really hope is given another chance!

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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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