Twisted: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two?

Twisted TV show on ABC FamilyLast year, ABC Family introduced three new dramas — Twisted, Ravenswood, and The Fosters. Ravenswood (a Pretty Little Liars spin-off) has been cancelled while The Fosters has been renewed. What will become of Twisted?

Airing on Tuesday nights, Twisted is a mystery/thriller series that revolves around 17 year old Danny Desai (Avan Jogia). Six years ago, he was charged with killing his aunt and he ended up spending five years in juvenile detention. Now, he’s been released and has returned to his small hometown in New York. As he tries to resume his life, a classmate is killed and Danny becomes a key suspect. The cast also includes Madelaine Hasson, Kylie Bunbury, Ashton Moio, Kimberly Quinn, Denise Richards, and Sam Robards.

The pilot episode aired as a special preview in March 2013 and drew 1.19 million viewers. It wasn’t a great start but the ratings picked up when the regular season started in June. They quickly fell again but ABC Family ordered 10 additional episodes of Twisted anyway. That decision may have been influenced by the fact that they had recently cancelled Bunheads and The Lying Game.

When the second half of the season kicked off in February and viewership nearly hit a new low, despite the fact that it had popular Pretty Little Liars as a lead-in. Last week, when Twisted no longer had that strong lead-in, viewership hit an all-time low with just 726,000 viewers.

The second half of the season averaged 1.11 million viewers. Ravenswood was cancelled with higher viewership. Based on these numbers, it’s looking unlikely that ABC Family will order a second season of Twisted.

But, what do you think? Are you a fan? Should Twisted be cancelled or renewed for a second season?

8/13 update: ABC Family has cancelled Twisted after one season.

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  1. jenna says

    Twisted should be renewed at least for one more season. I think that everyone who watches this show on a regular basis dosent want it to end with that cliffhanger. If this show gets cancelled after only one season ABCFamily is making a HUGE mistake.

  2. anonymous says

    i agree with anaok we should write a letter explaining how twisted it’s important and send it to ABC, if otherwise they cancel , it would suck

  3. shana says

    This show is to good to cancel. I watch it every tuesday and i think its getting better and better. I love how danny finally realizes he is in love with jo, and now the season finale had left us with a cliff hanger…i cant wait to find out what happens next. Plz dnt cancel it

  4. Anonymous says

    i agree with anaok we should write a letter explaining how twisted it’s important and send it to ABC, if otherwise they cancel , it would suck!!!!

  5. jennifer S says

    Do not cancel twisted!! Please dont leave us wondering what will happen now that all these twists are thrown in to the mix!! Love this show

  6. Catey Grace says

    I love twisted so much! I’ve become obsessed with it and I’d honestly be really mad if it got canceled as well as many people I know. We NEED a season 2 of twisted! Please don’t give up on such a great show Abc Family! Season 2 will probably have more viewers! Please Renew!?!?

  7. Peter says

    Please do not cancel Twisted it is the best show ever it is soooo great and I can’t live without it. Please Keep It!!!!!!

  8. Tuesday Chitwoos says

    Please please don’t cancel twisted. Give it one more season and if the ratings aren’t better than so what you have too.

  9. says

    If twisted is cancelled ill die I love this show its amazing and interesting and it just can’t be leg off by the season finale so what low ratings its just because everyone’s idiots and they just don’t know the amazingness of the show

  10. Lina N says

    Twisted is one of the more interesting shows on tv right now. I LOVE TWISTED! It can’t be cancelled. I need season 2!!!!!!!

  11. Tawnya says

    Please please don’t cancel it with where you left it. I hate that. A station knows if they are going to cancel a show before the finale so for just once for the viewers that do really like a show it would be nice if they would end it complete even if it’s 2 hours. That’s more cost effective and it satisfies the viewers since it all comes down to money. Then you won’t have to fund another season. It’s a win win for everyone.

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