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. jerry says

    Red widow should not be canceled,good drama with a interesting storyline,give the show a chance to build.

  2. Marianne Omalley says

    Great show and better acting. This show was filled with turns and twists down through the very end. Many different ways this show can go on. Use your imagination, and don’t cancel. It has proven itself already.

  3. Cheryl Lynch says

    Please don’t cancel Red Widow. I don’t usually invest in shows because the net works never give anything a chance. I like Goran Vijnic and decided to invest my time. I love the show and now i’m hearing cancelation! People who have been watching are giving it good ratings. Invest in heavy promo’s and keep the show going!!

  4. zabeena says

    my husband and i couldnt be more dissapointed… we love love love red widow … really hoping its not canceled.

  5. Gwen says

    I think it is one of the best shows on, I don’t understand the low rating. Everyone I know loves this show.

  6. PMT says

    Great writing, dramatic acting and overall, a better-than-average story along the lines of “How’s Radha Mitchell ever going to regain control of her life?” with a mob boss father, a competing mob boss holding power over her, the FBI tailing her every move, a corrupt brother, a sister in bed with the FBI’s special agent in charge, and the plot connections just keep getting deeper. And what a doozy of a cliffhanger ending tonight (May 5, 2013) with her daughter pulling a gun on the mob boss she thinks killed her father! ABC needs to support the show with better advertising and promotion but it definitely warrants renewal or a 2013 summer run with 4-6 episode-order to tie up the series that then leaves the network with something worth selling via DVD a few months later.

  7. Valerie says

    Seriously ,you cancel every show I watch V for vendetta,park avenue 666 ..please don’t cancel Red widow..or once upon a time ..and deft not revenge!!

  8. Kristina Edmondson says

    Rex Widow is drama at its best. Schiller character is the best… The man who plays Schiller qualifies to be the next James Bond. Please renew.

  9. J Marie says

    I think ABC should renew this show, I will be deeply saden if they don’t. Everytime I get use to a new show for my Sunday night line up, ABC pulls the plug! WTH?! They did the same thing with GCB & 666 Park (which all have good story lines). ABC sucks!

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