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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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Amanda August 16, 2013 at 8:50 pm

Please keep love the show:)


Donna August 16, 2013 at 7:10 pm

Keep it!!!!


dj August 16, 2013 at 4:42 pm

KEEP IT,,,they make a great team and the show is really entertaining


Joel Calderone August 16, 2013 at 4:22 pm

Keep this show!!! It is just about to find its rhythm. Great supporting cast!!


Carolyn August 16, 2013 at 3:46 pm

Please do not cancel. I looked forward to watching this show. I have watched all ten episodes. If they cancel I will stop watching TNT.


Mike S August 16, 2013 at 2:10 pm

Keep It!!! very good show!!


Mary B August 16, 2013 at 10:54 am

King and Maxwell is a good show, Jon Tenney and Rebecca Romijn are very good together. The rest of the cast work well together, I hope they have another season. It has humor, action and it is enjoyable for a change.


Kilbey August 16, 2013 at 12:43 am

Absolutely love this show! Extremely entertaining and a great cast. It was good to begin with, but adding Edgar and Benny, plus an enjoyable turn by Michael O’Keefe, this show just keeps getting better and better… Do yourself and your viewers a favor and re-up this show. The most likeable cast this side of Canada’s Republic Of Doyle!


Donovan Bailey August 16, 2013 at 12:41 am

Definitely keep the show! It’s very hard to get established when you have a “season” of only ten shows. The characters are there, the chemistry is there between the principals (I’m especially liking “Benny”) and the writing keeps getting better as the writers know the characters more. Lastly, I was really pleased that they wrapped it up as opposed to pulling some fake cliffhanger to get people to “stay tuned”. Of *course* Michelle wasn’t going to go to the Secret Service b/c that would be the end of the show. Bring it back guys!


Anonymous August 16, 2013 at 12:31 am

Please renew this excellent show.


Barbara August 16, 2013 at 12:08 am

Love Kng and Maxwell. Yes for season 2.


Anonymous August 15, 2013 at 10:49 pm

Keep it it is GREAT!!


Melissa August 15, 2013 at 10:41 pm

PLEASE KEEP KING & MAXWELL!!!!!!! Please please please


RobnEdie August 15, 2013 at 10:30 pm

PLEASE put us down as a family that really likes the wholesome freshness of King & Maxwell. It is one show we really look forward to watching each week, and having just seen the final show of the season was sad. It will be a shame if it goes away; only to be replaced with something not half as entertaining.


Karin August 15, 2013 at 10:21 pm

Keep it – it is getting better each episode


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