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. jenkins says

    Twisted was an amazing show that deserves to be aired for season two. It is absurd to leave a great series not finished when it had so much more to offer. Netflix is what brought the show to my attention and if it was broadcast more than it was more people would get involved. I recommended this show to several people, and they enjoyed it as much as I did. Everyone is hoping that there is more to come.

    • erin says

      Don’t cancel The Fosters
      Don’t cancel twisted
      Don’t cancel PPL Spencer Aria Emily Allison Hannah are the best hopefully soon we will know who’s behind the A Mask I am sure its not a lady or a female but I am 100 percent sure its a parent from ravenswood not rosewood

  2. says

    pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee have a season 2! Totally fell in loveee with the show watched it on netflix in 1 day ! & I love Ravenswood too man ! I need both shows to come back

  3. Sarah,Raven,and Miranda says

    Thus is our favorite show and the end of season 1 was a real cliff hanger..WE NEED TO KNOW WILL HAPPEN NEXT

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  5. Cassidy says

    I think twisted should come back. It was really good. Ive been getting friends to watch it and they think it is good but also would like to see another season. It would be a good show to keep showing and it could reach millions of viewers like pretty little liars did.

  6. Anessa says

    I think they NEED to make a second season because the way the needed it was unbelievable. I love this show so much and it ia amazing and they really need to make another season because they have to finish the story you can not leave it like that it is messed up

  7. Sandra says

    Cancel The Fosters and bring back Twisted!
    The least you can do is get it renewed on Netflix please,
    Twisted fans need answers and closure.

    • Harper says

      They need to cancel switched at birth and the fosters because they are not good shows at all and bring back ravens wood and twisted they are great shows!

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