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. NANCY says

    WE REALLY LOVE THIS SHOW. PLEASE RENEW IT FOR A SECOND SEASON. GREAT ACTORS, GREAT SHOW. PLEASE KEEP IT ON AND GIVE IT A CHANCE.

  2. Sondra says

    DON’T CANCEL RED WIDOW. IF YOU DO, THAT IS NO WAY TO END IT WITH A CLIFFHANGER AND NOT REALLY FINISHING IT IN A WAY WE CAN ALL ACCEPT. WE HAVE REALLY ENJOYED WATCHING THIS SHOW. IF THAT WAS THE LAST SHOW THIS SEASON THEN DO AT LEAST ONE MORE SHOW TO END IT RIGHT.

    • Nancy Devoid says

      More to add…. this show is one of the best on tv right now. We need more. Give it another season at least. You left us hanging. We wait for Sunday night with great anticipation.

  3. Dana says

    This show needs a chance. I and most of my freinds love this show. This is so much better than reality tv or bachelor this or that. This is a show worth keeping!!!!!!!!!

  4. jennifer says

    PLEASE RENEW RED WIDOW, THIS IS A GREAT SHOW. WE ARE ALWAYS GLUED TO THE SHOW WHEN IT IS ON, WE JUST LOVE IT…THIS SHOW AND ONCE UPON A TIME ARE THE ONLY SHOWS WE WATCH ON SUNDAY NIGHT…PLEASE PLEASE BRING IT BACK….

  5. says

    I like this show very much. Am sad to see it not renewed. Maybe a smarter network will pick it up like how TNT did with “Cougartown”…which is doing great and has been renewed. I can only hope.

  6. primetime blabber says

    how come everytime there is a low rated shows, people beg the networks not to cancel…..sorry but their not going to renew Red Widow with low ratings, they make no money with low ratings…..

  7. K S R says

    Don’t Cancel Red Widow! It is the best show in many years. I wait all week to see what will happen next. This show has something for everyone. People who are not watching are missing out!
    ABC please rethink cancelling Red Widow!

  8. shari says

    Please don’t cancel show. It is getting better but if you have to cancel at least end it with an ending that we can at least enjoy watching. I am getting tired of my favorite shows getting cancelled and not having an ending instead of cliff hangers.

  9. Chris says

    Please don’t cancel it I love it n I got my family involved we r hooked on it please consider keeping it at least another season

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