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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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meryl krulewitz August 15, 2013 at 11:23 am

keep it! love the pairing and what fun!


M42 August 15, 2013 at 10:38 am

The writing got off to a rocky start, but improved greatly toward the end. The season ending was the best show of the series with tight writing.

Bring the show back. It will find an audience.


lms August 15, 2013 at 3:49 am

Sure hope this great show comes back!


Pat Carnathan August 15, 2013 at 1:27 am

It’s a pleasure to see David Baldacci’s characters on television. I’m sometimes concerned that only faithful followers of the Baldacci’s books will understand the subtle nuances of the TV series, but it’s entertaining nonetheless.

The show’s a keeper. Please give us another season!


Judy August 14, 2013 at 11:43 pm

Love it! Please keep it!


Barbara Myers August 14, 2013 at 11:31 pm

KEEP! Every show gets better! Jon Tenney is a great actor and Rebecca is growing with the show.


Nancy August 14, 2013 at 9:54 pm

Love this show, but of course I love the books also. Keep it PLEASE!


Camey August 14, 2013 at 9:23 pm

Please keep


Danielle August 14, 2013 at 9:04 pm

I like it. Entertaining :)


Wildcard August 14, 2013 at 8:47 pm

PLEASE cancel this show! Its weak writing and poor acting look very silly when stacked up against THE CLOSER, BREAKING BAD, ORPHAN BLACK, MAD MEN, etc, Rarely have I seen two lead characters in a “buddy” show appear so wooden and fake. Everyone else is just hanging out. TNT needs to seriously look at the quality of what they’re putting out.


Sarah August 14, 2013 at 11:51 pm

If we compared every show to Breaking Bad, Orphan black, and Mad Men there wouldn’t be enough shows left to air during the fall or summer season. Sometimes it’s nice to have a sweeter show without all the angst. I say keep this show going.


Foxtrot August 18, 2013 at 5:55 pm

Sarah, I could agree with you, almost. Its not the content or theme of ORPHAN BLACK or BREAKING BAD, its the fact that they are excellently written and acted. KING & MAXWELL just is not. I’m going to have to agree with Wildcard there; your point about a “sweeter show” is good, but that’s not KING & MAXWELL. Oh, this thing where Michelle gives up her shot to get back to the Secret Service just to hang out with Shawn and Edgar? Totally unbelievable. For you “shippers” out there, we haven’t seen a thing to make us think that’s why she’s made this choice, and besides, there’s no reason she cant be in the agency and still see Shawn. This is the kind of weak and hackneyed stuff that make me think they should just cancel the show before it gets any worse.


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Shadman August 14, 2013 at 6:41 pm

Definite keeper


khreed August 14, 2013 at 3:41 pm



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