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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 August 20, 2013 at 8:50 pm

Great show! We left ABC, NBC, and CBS to watch TNT and their new line up! Please keep Maxwell and King. Great premise, great chemistry, great cast!


Sarah turner August 20, 2013 at 7:05 pm

Yes, King & Maxwell should be renewed!! It is a good show and tells a great story!! Great characters too!


Kat August 20, 2013 at 5:55 pm

Absolutely keep this show. Love the premise and the chemistry. Great cast!!


Kathy August 20, 2013 at 4:29 pm

Absolutely, keep it! Clever writing, super acting and love the humor and the timing.
It’s a winner…Jon Tenney gets his chance to show his acting chops more now after The Closer.


Malia August 19, 2013 at 10:28 pm

Love this show. KEEP please! I watch very little tv and this is one of my favorite shows. Have also read the series and love it


Linda August 19, 2013 at 10:05 pm

absolutely, keep this show on the air. I love it.


W Brown August 19, 2013 at 9:55 pm

Characters not as strong as those in books like THE SIXTH MAN and Edgar is not in the novels as a main character. The male character needs to be stronger even though Michelle is the tough one. I still will watch it and hope it returns with more drama and less comedy.


Karen August 19, 2013 at 7:59 pm

I love this show….I am so hooked, please don’t cancel this series!!!!


sara ivy August 19, 2013 at 7:43 pm

I think King and Maxwell deserves another series. It is one of my favorite shows. Please do not drop the show.


Grady August 19, 2013 at 5:02 pm

Yes, you should keep King& Maxwell. They make a great team along with Edgar and Benny. I like the FBI guys too! The show is great.


wsodman August 19, 2013 at 11:30 am

Please, Please return this show. one of the programs that will keep me from too much sports broadcast viewing the interaction between Sean and Michelle is some of the best acting and writing on TV.


Nettie August 19, 2013 at 9:36 am

Please keep. We love Edgar along with King & Maxwell!!!


Bob Carver August 19, 2013 at 3:41 am

Keep the show going. There is chemistry there similar to Bones. Plus with Ryan Hurst being in the show, that is an added bonus. It is not graphically violent, and the story lines have been great.


John Fuller August 19, 2013 at 1:35 am

PLLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEASE keep King and Maxwell… great great show. Come on TNT…do the right thing…. Keep it.


Angela August 18, 2013 at 10:55 pm

Yes you should keep King & Maxwell I love the show it’s funny I like the chamastry King and Maxwell then there’s Benny and Edgar they make a good team and work well together


Anonymous August 19, 2013 at 10:19 pm

I love the show King and Maxwell. Have been also reading the books.
Do not like Major Crimes at all.


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