Red Widow: To Be Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two?

Red Widow to be canceled or renewed?Tonight marks the season finale of Red Widow since ABC ordered just eight episodes of the series. Is this the end? Will the drama be back for a second season or will it be cancelled instead?

For those unfamiliar with the show, Red Widow revolves around a San Francisco housewife and mother who finds herself forced to continue her husband’s work in organized crime after his death. The large 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.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like we’ll be seeing a second season renewal for Red Widow. The show’s ratings were poor at the start — debuting to a 1.5 demo rating with 7.13 million viewers — and have gotten a lot worse as the weeks have worn on.

Last week’s numbers fell to a new low — a 0.7 rating in the coveted 18-49 demographic with 3.47 million total viewers. Red Widow is one of the lowest-rated shows on the network, ensuring that ABC won’t be bringing it back next season.

But, what do you think? Should ABC renew the drama or are they justified in cancelling it? Are you satisfied with the last episode? How would you wrap up the storylines?

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  1. Kriston Phelps says

    PLEASE do NOT cancel this show!!!! This show needs to come back and I guarantee you will see better ratings!! The show didn’t have enough episodes, wasn’t well promoted and was shown at an odd time. BUT we love this show!! Very interesting and different story line. Rerun the episodes this summer, promote a second season please!!! So sick of stupid reality tv!!

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  3. Irma says

    The show should be in for a second season, it is a lot better than all of those reality shows…

  4. nicole says

    please don’t cancel red widow!!!!!!! I love the show and watched the season finale and left me wanting more. Please bring back for season 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. susan says

    I love the Red Widow ! great acting and story is pretty cool. I hope you don’t end the show would love to see a season two. I would even watch reruns of the series. I love Marna and Schiller.

  6. Danny says

    There is a ton of crap on TV these days days, especially this “Reality TV” which is ANYTHING but reality! Most of these crap shows have no problem being renewed, and I have no reason as to WHY? I’m also talking about these contest shows! Now what does this say about the mentality of Americans these days? I am afraid that we have become a dumbed down nation, with little hope of ever becoming anything but!

    Then we have a show like Red Widow come along, that comes with a great storyline, very good actors, and real excitement, and most likely this show will be cancelled. It’s just not right! I sincerely hope that ABC Network reads forums like this, but we all know that they don’t care what kind of sh*t they put on, as long as it makes these morons happy!

  7. Jennifer says

    Please ABC don’t cancel this show. The Marta-Schiller dynamic is one of the most interesting dynamics I’ve seen on television. You put it in a bad spot, promoted it badly, and then randomly yanked it for a month. You’ve already cancelled a lot this year, can’t you try to fix at least one show, which has great potential? Rebounds do happen. Remember Scandal S1 only averaged 2.1 in the key demo, and this year they are smoking it at 2.7s and 2.8s. Granted RWs numbers are considerably worse but I still don’t think scrapping it is the way to go.

  8. heidi russell says

    I loved the show and didn’t start watching till episode 5 but honestly I think they should just renew it for a second season because I guarantee there will be more viewers will watch it. it takes time and I hope ABC realizes that.

  9. Shelley says

    Never missed an episode…the erratic schedule definitely hurt its ratings…on again, off again was a BIG problem. Another night with a normal viewing pattern would certainly change the ratings! Please renew the show!

  10. Mary says

    It took a couple of shows to get hooked, but once I did I couldn’t get enough. I love the way the writers were always twisting things up. I really hope it gets a second season.

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