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. Laura says

    Please don’t let it go. I love this show! And it’s the only good show in its time slot. Please, one more season, can’t we get one more chance?

  2. Rena Askew says

    Never have taken the time to respond to a potential cancel to a TV show but I really think you need to give this one a chance. 8 esposides aren’t enough and it wasn’t concurrent. People thought they got behind do didn’t pick it up. One more season following Revenge and showing a more current personal intro. will help. Give it a chance. I would hate to leave ABC.

  3. Andrew says

    The show must go on! Does Natalie kill Schiller? Does Martha hook with him? Come on. We need another season… We didn’t know if sandal was going to be as great as it was. Red widow already has proven potential.

  4. pamela says

    Red Widow should be renewed. It is a very well written drama that makes the viewers keep coming back for more. The characters are so dynamic that it makes it different from every other show during the Sunday line-up. if this show is cancelled, it will be hard to remain a loyal viewer of ABC. Whenever there is a show that is appealing to the over 35 group, it inevitably gets cancelled. So why watch, if it is cancelled. BBC America appreciates diversity and uniqueness for the older viewers.

  5. Marie says

    Not sure how this show would get a bad rating.. PLEASE DONT cancel I don’t invest my time in any shows and I’ve truly gotten into red widow! It’s amazing!!!

  6. Lynn says

    I love this show. It keeps you guessing as to what will happen next and the acters are very good. I think it has so mant possibilities for future episodes. Please don’t cancel it.

  7. Anonymous says

    I think red widow is a very good show. Good storyline. Lots os twist and turns. Captivating and good actors. Schiller is hot and I think he is in love with Martha.. Please don’t cancel.

  8. says

    redwidow is great. Goran Visnjic is an amazing actor.i have followed his acting for years.
    you need to give this show more time. there is so many good actors in this series.there is too many dumb shows on now and been on longer that one season. I have loved the gangster type shows since i was a little girl Please give this show another chance,maybe change the night .

  9. Sandy Stevens says

    Great Show. Original plot and great acting. Please, Please don’t cancel it. Give it a chance!!!!!!

  10. DARNICA says

    RED WIDOW IS THE BEST EVER!!! SECOND SEASON IS A MUST ME AND MY HUBBY LOVE THIS SHOW OF COURSE RATING WOULD DROP IT WAS OFF FOR THREE WEEKS. IT WOULD HURT MY HEART IF IT GET CANCELLED!!!

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