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. carole kupec says

    I hope ABC rethinks the cancelling of red widow. There’s so many lame sitcoms on the networks that keep getting renewed and something exciting like red widow gets cancelled. Go figure. I’m so glad there are some cable channels that do pick up the big 3’s cancelled mistakes.

  2. Julie says

    Love Red Widow !!! Very disappointed cancelled !!!! The show wasn’t given a chance. Hopefully another station will pick it up and give it a true chance to be the hit show that it is !

  3. eliza says

    Please please don’t cancel. the characters are so well casted, I sat riveted to thee tv every single episode. I think the show had the disadvantage of starting out mid season with very little fan fare. in fact, I only found it on on-demand. and it’s a shame that other stupid mindless shows were renewed. This show was the only one where I watched the episodes twice. I just love the characters, every single one of them is perfectly casted. the plot is intelligent and you never know how things are going to turn out. I beg you, give this show another chance, or have USA or TNT pick it up. Thank you!!

  4. Loretta Stevens says

    Please don’t cancel!!! I must admit I did not watch it during the regular season but I did watch it on HULU and it was great. Regular TV doesn’t work for me anymore, I prefer to watch 1) back to back to back episodes 2) on my own time clock, I’m sleep during prime time but I’m up late at night and early in the day and 3) if I do fall asleep during the show I can rewind and watch again.. I don’t have cable, it’s to expensive, so I can’t do the “on demand” thing.

  5. Critter says

    first they only did 8 shows, then they were doing reruns between the 6th show and 7th maybe 5th and 6th any way, then all of a sudden it was over.
    I thought it was a good show, they just didn’t have all episode shown in order.
    needs to come back for a second season

  6. julie says

    abc you should make a second season online at least for those who want to see another season please abc consider the option you are letting down so many fans by not making another season

  7. jake says

    it is a really great show…. every time abc does the same things.. cancel good shows n remain the bad one…. I WANT TO SEE THE NEXT SEASON OF RED WIDOW!!!

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  9. Lori says

    So disappointed that this show has been cancelled!! I’m such a busy mom I don’t get to se much t.v but I set time aside to watch this. I loved the suspense at the end of each episode and how I couldn’t wait to find out what would happen next. I’m tired of seeing cheesy comedies that are on t.v. A good suspense is very hard to find.

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  11. Robert says

    The Red Widow was a very interesting series, full or excitement and drama. I guess if the series is cancelled, perhaps we should all boycott ABC advertisers…

  12. RedWidowWidow says

    I feel like I have been widowed with the cancellation of this show. My heart is broken. I was so invested in this show. ABC did not give it a chance. Why air only eight episodes? What is that? Is there a chance of renewal?? Bring it back!

  13. Timmy Bergqvist says

    This is a very good serie that should continue ! I watched every episode three times already. Something is happening all the time and I really like that ! And I’m sure that I’m not alone thinking that

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