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. chO ejuodouch hveyreahikeobcab lfstikeo says

    Ravenswood was also a pll spinoff. Of course it had more viewers. Twisted is amazing. Renew.

  2. stephanie melton says

    Tired of ABC Family. Getting you hooked on new shows and cancelling them. Two awesome suspenseful shows one cancelled going to be extremely upset if Twisted is cancelled. It is one of my favorites. I hope they don’t cancel but if they do I hope another affiliates is smart enough to sign it.

  3. Stephanie says

    They have to renew it for a second season!
    It’s one of the better shows on tv. If they can keep
    Pretty little liars going as long as they have,
    They can handle a second season of twisted!

  4. Renew twisted says

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  5. Cristina says

    This is the only ABC family show I watch. My sisters and I really love watching Twisted and would definitely want another season. Everything I’ve seen about how ABC Fam handles their shows is disappointing. I hope they don’t cancel Twisted.

  6. carlo dtn says

    um, who isnt watching the show. whoever it is they better sit their asses back down and rethink their decision cuz twisted is honestly the stuff i live for.

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