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. rose says

    I have watched this on netflix and I love this show.I really need to watch the rest please renew this show.

  2. Airealy says

    It would be awesome if they added a aecond season! Im dying knowing that there isnt and might not be one. Twisted is amazing and gets me excited. Pleasssssssseeeeeeee adddd a second seasonn pleassseeeeeee!!!!

  3. Anonymous says

    Please renew Twisted my children and I really love the series and would love to continue watching. We are excited to see what happens next.

  4. Laureen says

    I have really liked the first season, so would love to have the second season, if it doesnt get to tv, can we buy a DVD of it?

  5. J R H says

    Got hooked on twisted on Netflix and I want more!! They never give ’em a fighting chance to last. Heck if not for Netflix I’d have never even found it cuz’ I never even saw a commercial for it. Come on abc we want to get twisted!

  6. Amanda says

    Didnt watch twisted when aired but watched on netflix and really like the show alot please bring back would watch every episode now knowing how good it is!!!!

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