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. says

    this show may not have a lot of viewers but theres millions of shows out there that others watch. what do you expect? honestly there is no reason to cancel twisted. it is such an amazing show and so many people have fell in love with it.

  2. Raven says

    I love Twisted!! They left the show on a cliffhanger and I so badly want to know what happen, but if it doesn’t get renewed for a second season, I will never know what happen. The show is just an amazing ABC thriller and it would be a shame if it wasn’t renewed. I hope so much that ABC will bring it back cause I would be utterly heartbroken if they didn’t.

    P.S. All Twisted fans please leave positive reviews and maybe if enough of us do, ABC will renew Twisted for a season 2!! :)

  3. Erin says

    Sorry for the bad language it’s Time to sit on the abc family Vice President asses to set them straight for ounce and show them mercy and tell them how you feel about future seasons of twisted and asking them to renewed for a season 2

  4. says

    I feel like Twisted is over, but it really annoys me. People won’t even give it a chance and previous so-called fans gave up because of the Lacey\Danny breakup and they hated Jo so much. It’s so sad because the cast is literally amazing and I’d hate for Avan, Ashton, Maddie, Kylie and the rest of them to be out of a job. Even if we don’t get a full other season, I’d love another half or just a few more episodes to wrap things up. The finale was the best finale I’ve ever seen and I’ve seen a lot of finales\last episodes. Out of all the shows I’ve seen never get renewed or end halfway through a season and felt like crying over – Go On, Ben and Kate, Animal Practice, Victorious to name a few – this one will leave me worse off. I know that it’s really unlikely we’ll ever get more episodes, but even if it didn’t come back on until the summer, it would make my life to get more. It’s a truly good show and it’s so underrated. Besides that, they don’t even count the online viewers. A friend of mine lives in another country and she uses a live stream and off of that one stream, 10,000 more people watched it every week. And that’s just one link out of hundreds! They don’t realize how many people are actually WATCHING the show. It sucks so bad.

    • Erin says

      Sorry for bad language It is time to sit on the abc family asses to set things straight contact the abc family Vice President and demand for future twisted and begging for twisted season 2 and put the fear of god in them and tell them how feel about renewing twisted and Kyle xy for a season4 in 2014

  5. tobra says

    THEY CAN’T DO THIS!!!!!!!!! Especially with the way they ended the first season. want to know who got shot, what’s going to happen with Charlie, and what about Jo and Dannys relationship. you have to bring it back!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Anonymous says

    Ravenswood was a spin off in hopes to have viewers to the magnitude of Pretty Little Liars. Well, Pretty Little Liars fans left Ravenswood in the dust and they ended up cancelling it.

    Twisted is an entirely brand new show all it’s own with who-dun-it factors making it awesome to watch. I hope ABC Family renews it, if not they need to get rid of Baby Daddy and Melissa and Joey b/c they are well under performing in the viewers aspect.


  7. says

    Will be cancelled because the second half of the season was so bad compared to the promising start the show had. I think that it is as simple as that. The show just wasn’t as good anymore. Where was the mystery? Why was Tara killed? In my opinion Vikram died too soon. These problems in addition to the focus on one character and the horrible treatment of another made many viewers question the show. The network and writers made some decisions that did not pay off for them. The ratings dropped lower almost every week. The last two episodes ratings were so low compared to other cancelled shows on the network that more episodes just cannot be justified.

  8. Anonymous says

    Please Do NOT cancel Twisted. I am very addicted to this show and in my own opinion it just keeps getting better and better.

  9. Big Fan says

    please don’t cancel the show… i seriously love watching it… and want to keep watching it.. please please please please please don’t cancel it…

  10. Shay says

    I hate getting so attached just to never see the show again ITS ANNOYING!!!
    I LOVE this show. I loved the Lying Game. what makes matters worse is we are never told when a show gets cancelled we just sit and wait then realize it will never return. Please stop doing that to us. ABCfamily is one of the few channels left with some good shows…except they keep getting cancelled so….

    DONT CANCEL TWISTED PLEASE!!!! I watch it online, i have no time to watch it on TV

    • Jennifer says

      That’s so true it is annoying like at least let people know and the worst part they cancel a show in the middle of something good like at least run the show and let it end with something that is honorable not in the middle of something great like The Lying Game was an AWESOME show and when they canceled it i was so upset like why bother running a show while at the end of the day just cancel it. It makes no freaking sense makes me not even want to watch shows on ABC and it would be really annoying to cancel Twisted when its getting odey good i hope they don’t cancel it because it’s very disappointing they lose points with the fans when they do that.

  11. Anonymous says

    There is no need to cacel twisted thats like not having salt on food and sugar it’s a dying need pleaz I beg of u ?..have an season 2 .

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