Last week, FOX aired the finale of their Second Chance TV show. Will the series be cancelled or renewed for a second season? Should it get a “second chance” from the network?
On Second Chance, a sheriff named Jimmy Pritchard left his office in disgrace. As a younger man, Jimmy often ignored his family in favor of work and carousing. Unhappy and unwell at 75 years old, he’s killed but gets a second chance when his body is regenerated by some experimental technology. Can Jimmy get things right the second time around? The cast includes Rob Kazinsky, Tim DeKay, Dilshad Vadsaria, Adhir Kalyan, Ciara Bravo, and Vanessa Lengies.
The series debuted on Wednesday, January 13th, and attracted a 1.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 4.71 million viewers. That wasn’t a pretty poor start. In week two, the numbers dropped about 20% to a 0.98 in the demo with 3.75 million viewers.
The network wasted no time and sent Second Chance packing to Friday nights, switching timeslots with venerable Hell’s Kitchen.
To no surprise, the numbers took a big hit on Friday nights, dropping lower than perhaps than even FOX execs expected. Over the course of its run, Second Chance fell to a 0.5 demo rating with just 1.78 million viewers.
With ratings like these, there seems to be no way that FOX will be renewing Second Chance for a second season. The numbers are just too low, even for a struggling network like FOX.
But, what do you think? Do you like Second Chance? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a second season?