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

    this is bull i loved this show and was looking foward to season 2. what a let down…they will just put on some dumb show i definitely wont be watching

  2. Michelle says

    Sad to hear show was canceled! Was a good story line with good characters. I was very much looking forward to season two

  3. says

    If your going to cancel a show have the ending please so many shows we love get cancelled for ratings, but never have endings, makes you want to ditch TV and watch just movies.

  4. M says

    So disappointed! This was a great show. Mysterious and difficult to figure what was going to happen next. Why don’t these networks pay attention to what people want. :(

  5. Mari Jo says

    I am so sad this show was cancelled. All the characters where great. I think if you gave it a different night and a second chance, you would find more viewers would watch. We need more series like Red Widow and not all the reality shows!

    Bring it back!

  6. Anonymous says

    This is very unfortunate because this was one of the few new good shows of last season. I think it would have done much better on a different night. Sunday night is just too competitive for a new show against competition like Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, Dexter etc. Move it to another night and I’m sure it would do much better.

  7. Anonymous says

    It always happens when there is a good show they cancel it!! There is so much garbage on tv thankfully their is Netflix!!

  8. S.Harvey says

    I enjoyed red widow,the show was very thought out. I hope it garners enought interest from viewers such as myself to give it another chance

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