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. Brook says

    I absolutely love love love Twisted. Please ABc Family bring back the show. Me and my friends and family have to know what happens next!!!

  2. says

    I really felt that twisted is a great show in full of attention grabbing drama and I can’t wait til the next season so please don’t leave me and my daughters hanging on and hoping for more . Years I think twisted deserves to come back and my age 50 and my girls 30 and 19 ,hope we made appoint good enough to keep it going thank you.

  3. melissa says

    Me & my family love Twisted we would watch it weekly with friends cant believe it might not retun please rethink it , we are Twisted over Twisted ..

  4. Amber M. says

    Nooooo please don’t cancel twisted, the show has to come back, just because the rating were low doesn’t mean the show wasn’t great, I love twisted, maybe changing the day or time the show comes on will spark the ratings but the show is great and definitely shouldn’t be canceled!

  5. Sarah says

    Twisted HAS to come back. I feel twisted is a great show and keeps the fans intrigued. Many have felt they can relate to the problems(maybe not the killing, but as the crushes and relationships).

  6. says

    look this show is pretty munch my life so…..I really need the second season i mean you cant just end a show with 2 cliff hangers. We have to find out what jack and Whitney are planning. Also the gunshot at the end when Tess announced that Charlie was her son. Did or did not chief shoot him? I wanna see Danny and Jo’s future. From the beginning of the show i wanted them to be together and now that it has finally happened…BOOM.. they want to cancel the one and only show that i was actually interested in. I don’t usually watch tv..i mean the internet is my forte, but this show is very addictive…I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS NEXT!!!

    • erin says

      Cheif Masterson didn’t shot anyone yet that episode was made like that he just look at danny Jo karen charile tess and his reaction was OMG My own wife how could she slept with Vikram and had a sceret love child and somehow Gloria Crane fell in love Vikram and had no idea who he was he’s a villian to the abc family twisted and even Aunt Tara too just something about the their family that scares me and charile was Dramatize when he was a eyewittness too all of this poor charile he should’ve said something to cheif in the first place

  7. Livvy says

    Twisted HAS to come back. It’s the best show ever and they can just leave us hanging like that. I get it pretty little liars is hard to compete with but you HAVE to do something about This. I can’t loose my Twister!!!

  8. Suzanne says

    I truly hope “Twisted” is not cancelled because it really is a good show! The writers are fantastic and keep the viewer on the edge of the seat, waiting to see what is around the next bend. However, if the network does not want to keep it, possibly they can send it over to Netflix, where several GOOD shows are now being cast; such as, “The Killing”.

    • erin says

      The thing is that abc family is not allowed to send their shows to netfleix at all they will get into serious troubble all network have to respect all the policy to netfleix they can only send twisted to another network

  9. Emily says

    Twisted NEEDS to get renewed!!! It’s a really good show & should have another season!!! Come on ABCfamily please renew twisted!!!

  10. Jordan says

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE TWISTED!!! Why does it have to end like that. Dropping a huge bomb like that….the gunshot, the charlie been jo’s mom’s son!, and THE FACT THAT CHARLIE SAID HE FELL IN LOVE WITH JO!!!!!!!!! Does anybody not see that?!?!?

  11. rochelle scot says

    i think pretty little liars should be cancelled i love twisted its a great tv series and i need to know whats happening with jack and his so-called daughter

  12. tori says

    its bull **** ima be pissed if they dont review it just like im pissed about the lying game and ravenswood. abc u freaking suck. everytime i get into a show its cancelled. the only show ive watched on ur network and had closure with was secret life of the american teenager. i hate seeing good shows get cancelled especially after the first season. most people watch the first season of new shows on netflix and hulu then pick it up in the second season on air. guess that doesnt count.

  13. says

    Twisted needs to come back to Tuesday nights!!!! Every night Twisted was my life and my life will just suck without it coming back!! Plus at the end of the last season they totally dropped it and all its viewers don’t know what happens at the end!!!! :(
    JANNY for life!!!!!!

  14. Deedee fields says

    I think pretty little liars should be canceled I watch it but tht ***** been going on to long and everybody wants to know what happens on twisted cuz if thts the endin thts just ****** up and nobody knows who got shot thts jut dumb it was my favorite show to they need to renew the show ASAP and get rid of pretty little liars!!!!! Thank you!!!

    • Deedee fields says

      Sorry about the bad words but it really makes me mad tht they haven’t already came back with it! Abc family’s dumb if they don’t! It’s mine and a lot of other peoples favorite show and arnt u guys suppose to be entertaing us, we’ll I’m not….

      • lois says

        that is really sad I love twisted. I was waiting for it to come back on. n now I hear ABC family might not want twisted. please bring twisted back it was getting so interesting. I love twisted n I hate pretty little liars that show is so drama. twisted was the best thing for ABC family.

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