Red Widow: Cancelled by ABC, No Season Two

Red Widow canceledMarta Walraven (Radha Mitchell) won’t have to worry about working for the mob for a second season. Red Widow has been cancelled by ABC after one season and eight episodes.

Red Widow follows a San Francisco housewife and mother who finds herself forced to continue her late husband’s work in organized crime for the sake of her family. The series’ cast includes Radha Mitchell, Clifton Collins Jr., Luke Goss, Sterling Beaumon, Suleka Mathew, Erin Moriarty, Jaime Ray Newman, Jakob Salvati, Lee Tergesen, Wil Traval, Rade Serbedzija, and Goran Visnjic.

The show’s ratings were unfortunately very low right from the start — debuting to a 1.5 demo rating in the 18-49 demographic with 7.13 million total viewers.

The numbers got worse for later episodes and Red Widow fell as low as a 0.7 rating and 3.47 million viewers — much too low to warrant a renewal.

What do you think? Are you sorry that the show has been cancelled? Why do you think it didn’t catch on with a bigger audience?

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  1. Anonymous says

    A lot of people were watching this or they heard about this series a few epidodes in to it… Its really good and i blame that on poor afvertising this tv series. Please bring it back with same actors…. You left all of us hanging.

  2. jacky withers says

    Absolutely loved season 1 – WHY???? no season 2. It was a slick series with nail biting ends and really was so looking forward to season 2.

  3. rose says

    i feel the same…..it was great – we rushed to watch it! seems the same for me…every time i really get into a show it gets cancelled…..

  4. Marsha says

    I really enjoyed Red Widow and wish it were still on TV. Can’t imagine why ratings were so low because I felt it was very entertaining, not to speak of the eye candy (LOL)!!

  5. Mosbyraid says

    I just found this series in my local library and enjoyed it very much. I’m not sure why it didn’t click with audiences, but today it seems that either a show has to be one of these low budget reality shows (boring as heck), or has to titillate the senses, if you know what I mean.

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