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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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v May 6, 2013 at 1:44 am

Red widow is well acted and smart show. The cast of actors is a great ensemble and it isn’t a run of the mill show. Please don’t cancel…


jenny May 6, 2013 at 1:38 am

Love Red Widow! Would love to see a season 2.


maggie May 6, 2013 at 1:38 am

I love this show please don’t cancel it! It will pick up.. Its a great show with great actors. This will be disappointing if ABC does cancel,,, When will we know for sure if they do?


karen May 6, 2013 at 1:27 am

if red widow is cancelled i will never watch *not joking* ANYTHING NADA FROM ABC

too many stupid juvenile shows …i guess pop culture cant handle anything intellectual now


nicole May 6, 2013 at 1:25 am

Please do not cancel this show, please please please.


James Tensley May 6, 2013 at 1:20 am

I find the series very intense and deserving of a second season…


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Kelli May 6, 2013 at 1:08 am

Seriously?! Seems like the 3 major networks just love cancelling our shows! Where do they get these supposedly low ratings? My hubby and I are already in fear they’re going to cancel Vegas & now Red Widow? It’s getting ridiculous that we have such stupid brainless crap on tv these days. Guess if it was a so called reality show, it’d have no doubt of making it. :(


Sammi May 6, 2013 at 1:08 am

My husband & I really enjoy this show. Most people are watching reality shows so the decent shows don’t get the viewership.

I hope you’ll give this show a chance – it’s definitely worth it – leave the people not interested in reality trash something worthwhile.


Staci May 6, 2013 at 1:04 am

Love! Love! Please bring it back for a second season!


Setaira May 6, 2013 at 12:46 am

Red Widow is to good to be cancelled. Please keep it on.


Chris May 6, 2013 at 12:42 am

I thought Red Widow was marvelous and tonight’s episode did not disappoint one bit. I’m a 48 year old man who, frankly, is growing concerned that well-written, well-acted, smart shows like Red Widow aren’t gaining traction and that “reality” shows and singing and dancing programs seem to be dominating. I hope there is a second season, but if not, we got a truly great ending tonight!


Liz May 6, 2013 at 12:42 am

Please don’t cancel…. My daughters and I were loving this show!! We love the twists and exciting episodes..


Gjc May 6, 2013 at 12:36 am

Great show, it has more potential than most shows out there. You could do so much with it it would be idiotic to cancel it.


Gabrielle May 6, 2013 at 12:35 am

Please don’t cancel this show. Every time
I start watching a new show on ABC, it gets
cancelled. Lately, you don’t give the shows enough
time to catch viewers. By ordering 8 episodes,
and then spacing them throughout the season,
It just doesn’t work. Please…what are you going
to replace it with? Some other show that you will
cancel in 5 episodes. Seriously? You did exactly the
same thing with Missing. Do something right this season,
And bring the show back.


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