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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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Caitlin May 7, 2013 at 12:58 am

Please do NOT cancel. I have to see more!!!!!!!!


Kristina May 7, 2013 at 12:47 am

PLEASE DO NOT CANCEL. I LOVE THIS SHOW. I am sure that everyone at ABC is not just looking at viewers as a total of those who watch live on TV. I watch this show on and on demand. I hope there is a way to track that because it is hard for me to believe that more people do not watch this show.


Anonymous May 6, 2013 at 11:36 pm

Please don’t cancel Red Widow, we love this show!


KJ May 6, 2013 at 11:23 pm

We LOVED Red Widow!! Intelligent, suspenseful, superior acting…is that why it didn’t get the ratings? Too intelligent for the average viewer? On at the wrong time slot? We hope it returns. It was the only show we wouldn’t miss along with the Vikings.


Minka May 6, 2013 at 11:19 pm

The biggest disgrace was the lack of promoting. It needed more commercials and would have drawn in more viewers. An excellent show; it would be a shame if it were cancelled.


Melissa May 6, 2013 at 11:16 pm

This show is awesome! Please renew! Maybe try another day or time slot to get more viewers.


Minka May 6, 2013 at 11:14 pm

PLEASE DO NOT CANCEL!!!!! Great show without too many story lines. A refreshing and different series with multiple layers to add intrigue. It will be a shame if this show is cancelled while so many other pitiful shows stay in air. Finally a well thought show that I absolutely love! Please please please please do not cancel!!!!!!!


Debbie R. May 6, 2013 at 11:13 pm

Please don’t cancel the show. I love the show and think there are so many different story lines you can take. I agree would love to see something with Schiller and Marta…maybe he is undercover…. Whatever, I just think it should get another chance.


april May 6, 2013 at 10:59 pm

Red Widow is an excellent adult show. I really would love to see this show continue. I love the characters, the actors, the plot, the sets and the beautiful outdoor scenes. If this does not come back it will be an injustice! –I have watched from the very beginning.


June May 6, 2013 at 10:55 pm

My husband and I love this show. Please don’t cancel–give it another chance. I am in agreement with another viewer who says to consider another time slot and/or day. It just can’t end like this with no closure.


Leila May 6, 2013 at 10:54 pm

Please keep Red Widow on the air. Just when Natalie pulls the gun on Schiller….what a great finale. I am a loyal viewer!


lisa May 6, 2013 at 10:50 pm

This is the only show I watch all week and my husband and I watch it together…we love it!!!! Please don’t cancel.


Laquita P May 6, 2013 at 10:48 pm

I really love the show!! I couldn’t wait to see it..but I must agree that the time slot is a bit late for all of the fans that love it. I found myself recording it because I was so tired..ABC PLEASE PLEASE KEEP THE SHOW!! It is an amazing series that keeps you guessing and wanting more! I look forward to Season 2!!!!!


Cecil Singleton May 6, 2013 at 10:45 pm

This show is Fantastic! The acting. . .The Writing. . .The Creativity – really exceptional! Please don’t cancel it. If so, please let DirecTV or something pick it up :( Diva out`


Anonymous May 6, 2013 at 10:33 pm

I love it too!! Bring on the 2nd season!!


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