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. iKEA says

    My mom and I are so addicted to Red Widow since the first episode. Red Widow should not be cancelled.

  2. Sonner LeCloche says

    My family loves this show. If it gets canceled we will get our hands on a dubbed or captioned version of the Dutch original.

  3. Robin says

    Please don’t cancel this show. It wasn’t given time to get a following.
    Please please save this show.

  4. says

    I’m not sure how Red widow had low rates its one of the best shows not all the crimes scene shows like ncis csi or with out a trace its something different, I love the show I get mad if i miss it, and we gotta know does natalie kill schiller, and what about kat and ramos do they actually get together does kats husband find, or martas dad does he ever get out of prison, and Luther hes gotta stay hes been inlove with marta since she was 16 id rather see something go there then with her and schiller or maybe her and schiller get together and then luther fights for her it shouldn’t be left off that he actually dies it should be one of the those things like a set up or they saved him at the last minute something like that and marta should definitley find a new love, you can’t take red widow off the main shows i even watch are client list and red widow there has to be a new season and there should have been more episodes than 8, if you weren’t planning to have a second season whyd you leave the last episode the way you did WE NEED MORE RED WIDOW

  5. Tina says

    Please renew the show!!! I’m hooked,want to see what happens between Marta and Schiller. It’s late, but I record it every week. Best Mob story in a long long time! This show is finally something I look forward to watching.

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