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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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Nancy September 20, 2013 at 4:17 pm

Yes, renew the series. I really enjoyed seeing the shows and reading David Baldacci’s King and Maxwell books!


Joan Lowell Smith September 20, 2013 at 9:19 am

By all means bring back this well-written, always exciting, beautifully acted series!
Love the interaction between K & M!


Shar September 19, 2013 at 3:58 pm

RENEW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love it!


wayne September 18, 2013 at 1:34 pm

This is one of the better shows on TNT. I think it exceeds the afore mentioned Major Crimes et al. It definitely deserves a few more seasons.


Brian Watt September 17, 2013 at 11:26 pm

Hot Damn ! Give it two one & done wont do


Esther September 17, 2013 at 4:03 pm

Great show, Great characters, great acting…it is a win-win-win by all accounts! Please do not cancel. Hilarious, suspenseful, and heartfelt all at once.


Anonymous September 17, 2013 at 3:59 pm

I LOVE this show…Please do not cancel.


Anonymous September 16, 2013 at 7:12 pm

Definitely renew!!!!!!! There is so little worth watching on TV these days. I just can’t get into some of the ridiculous reality shows such and Lizard Lick Towing, Duck Dynasty, Toddlers and Tiaras and so many more. King and Maxwell is one of the best shows on these days.


Michele M September 16, 2013 at 3:15 pm

I seriously hope they keep King & Maxwell! It’s taking them long enough to make a decision. King & Maxwell was the best new cable show this summer!


Anonymous September 15, 2013 at 8:11 pm

It’s so much fun! How could you think of not renewing it.


Ron Head September 15, 2013 at 1:09 am

Keep. I just watched the pilot on Prime, and I plan on watching the other episodes. Just based on the pilot, I hope there is a season two.


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TD Hamilton September 14, 2013 at 7:58 am

I am a huge fan of David Baldacci. I have enjoyed seeing King and Maxwell on tv and I hope they renew the show.


Emma September 13, 2013 at 8:15 am

Renew it, it’s one of my favourite shows!!!


B. Robert September 12, 2013 at 5:23 pm

Hope they renew King and Maxwell.


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