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. Celia says

    Do not cancel Red Widow. Love IT!!!. Can’t wait to see season 2. Need to find out what happens to Nicholas…Give it a chance

  2. Why Watch says

    Never could get into this show, it was not worthy of watching for me. The acting/script was not strong enough for me to give it a second chance. Perhaps it got better, perhaps not.

  3. Stacy says

    I love this show .. You can’t stop now ! Would like to see Schiller and marna together !! Maybe Schiller can be CIA a good guy bringing down mobs ! Don’t end it now !! Put it on a different night if you have to . You need to continue it back want more that shouldn’t be the ending . Good acting on Marna and Schillers fine !!!

  4. Anonymous says

    please renew Red Widow. It is like a cross between Sopranos and Desperate Housewives. We enjoy it!

  5. Jan says

    We are soooooooooo addicted to this show ! Very tired of reality T.V– Come on ABC – give this show a chance !! Can hardly wait !!

  6. Anonymous says

    I think the show should be given a second chance. Maybe change the night in which it comes on television. It is a lot better than most reality shows…then this is my opinion. I enjoy the show and want to see another season!

  7. Jan says

    We are addicted to this show! So tired of the reality scene —Please, ABC Give them a chance— It will be worth it ! Can hardly wait !

  8. Joy says

    This show is good, the dynamics are intense and I would really hate to see it go. The fairy tales of OUAT are getting a bit lame and it would be nice to keep something a bit more real. Lose Splash and Wife Swap & keep a good drama, PLEASE.

  9. les says

    I don’t watch much tv but I saw the previews for several weeks for the show to come on. I couldn’t wait. Please don’t cancel this show. It is awesome! I love it.

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