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. Anonymous says

    This show has a wonderful cast of characters. It was never publicized as extensively as other programs have been. It definitely deserves another season.

  2. Susan says

    Nothing is ever given a chance anymore. This show had promise – great cast and the chemistry between Marta and Schiller was palpable. Would love to see Red Widow among ABC’s other great shows like Revenge and Scandal.

  3. Pauline says

    Several friends and I have followed this show and really like and enjoy it . The cast is great….please renew.

  4. says

    I think Red Widow is one of the best shows to come along in ages. I never watch it live. I always tape it so I can take my time and make sure I do not miss a moment of all the intrigue. It is so refreshing to have a new show like this on tv. To me it is not a regular “cops & robbers” type show.

  5. Tami says

    Great points Andrew and ICAM! I love that show. It’s filled with suspense, drama and action. They cancelled Missing which was very disappointing! Now this one!

  6. Gayle G says

    Love the show! Love Schiller’s facial expressions as they often crack me up because they are so perfect at that moment. Maybe this is a reality show( joke to post above). The show is different that’s what makes it interesting. The cast is great and I love Marta as her character has so much strength. She’s a mom and now a criminal.

  7. Andrew Wheeler says

    I think ABC should renew the show for a second season it’s a cool ass show with a great acting cast and great story lines. It is one of my favorite shows on TV everyone now a days seems obsesed with reality TV shows and the truth is some of them are cool shows but I would much rather see a kick ass TV show like Red Widow, Revenge, or Criminal Minds any day of the week vs. any kind of reality show. I mean TV and the movies are suppose to be entertainment sometimes there suppose to be about reality but most of the time there not. All Im getting at is Red Widow is a great show and I think the people at ABC would be crazy not to renew the show for a second season. No one wants another reality show people see enough reality and drama in their own personal lives when you watch TV or especialy go to the movies your suppose to be transported to non reality. Also the people at ABC don’t need to cancel Red Widow because there were to many unaswered questions about what’s going to happen next on the show and with the characters during last night’s season finale to just leave things up in the air like that. The people at ABC should not cancel Red Widow because I think if they cancel the show and put another reality show on in it’s place there going to lose a whole lot of Sunday night loyal viewers for that time slot.

  8. Kathryn Molnar says

    I love this show. I’m excited for the second season! Don’t cancel Red Widow when it’s just getting started!

  9. toni says

    please just give it one more season! and advertise it. I never heard of it… wasnt promoted very well so it was almost as though you were setting it up for failure!

  10. Anonymous says

    Please please DO NOT cancel this show! Agree needs a different time slot but overall such a great series!!

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