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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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rita May 6, 2013 at 2:42 am

i want to see what happens after the finale!


Chelle May 6, 2013 at 2:39 am

Oh my gosh! PLLLLLLEEAAASSEE renew. This is the first mob-related crime show I have been interested in watching and I absolutely love it. Perhaps the fact that it is on at 10:00 pm on Sunday nights is why not many peeps watch it. They are all in bed to get a good start to their weeks. And because you spaced it out so much. There is enough intrigue to keep it going. Just get on with it already. KEEP THE SHOW GOING and give people the chance to appreciate it. IT’S SO GOOD.


Phyllis Campbell May 6, 2013 at 2:37 am

Once I watched the first episode, I was hooked! Each character was so well cast. I loved the idea of Schiller becoming interested in Marta. My fantasy is that he changes and becomes an honest businessman! Hope you will keep this thing going. It’s a late time slot but worth it! Thanks for airing. It’s my fav.


Lynn clifton May 6, 2013 at 2:30 am

Canceling would be a shame. It ended with a great twist and a great opportunity. Many options. Would be a shame to see this show go.


Giulia May 6, 2013 at 2:18 am

I like the show….good to be renewed, more action would be great but overall the story seems to be actual and real.


Valentina May 6, 2013 at 2:08 am

Please please don’t cancel ABC this show is so so amazing! I want to see what happens please don’t do that to those who love the show!


Gigi May 6, 2013 at 2:07 am

Please please please bring the show back I absolutely LOVEEE it please dont cancel it D:


Marisa May 6, 2013 at 2:07 am

We love this show. The cast is great and the twists and turns were intriguing until the end. Marta is a little out of touch with her kids as far as communication goes for a “close Russian family” but other than that, THE SHOW MUST GO ON!!!!!


kris May 6, 2013 at 2:06 am

Change the date and time. Don’t cancel this show. Really good show. Love it!


Spinoza May 6, 2013 at 2:05 am

OMG!!!!!! I love this tv show and I would love a 2nd season!!!!!! today’s episode was awesome and can’t wait for more


rose May 6, 2013 at 2:04 am

keep the show going which is the right thing to do.the rating that you have concerned about has a lot of issues to do with,everyone knows that.and someone didn’t watch the show just because they didn’t have access to it or know about it. and for ABC itself, you didn’t pay enough attention on it , i mean you have something wrong with your production and advertisements , you didn’t have enough way to make it known and public.and i think if ABC is gonna cancel the show, which is a way to play the fans around ,and i think that’s not fair. hey, guys, sometimes,profit doesm’t mean anything. i think you will make the right wise decision which will not let us down.


Rob May 6, 2013 at 2:00 am

Abc is getting as bad or worse than nbc on cancelling shows before they allow them to develop a following. Lots of people are now not even bothering to watch a new series until they start a second season, just to make sure they aren’t wasting their time and getting interested in them only to have them jerked off the air. Grow a pair abc!


mary May 6, 2013 at 1:51 am

Excellent show — PLEASE RENEW!!!!!!


Clark May 6, 2013 at 1:46 am

Love the show. Sure hope ABC brings it back.


Eve Stone May 6, 2013 at 1:44 am

I really have been enjoying Red Widow. Would keep watching.


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