Last week, The CW pulled 18 to Life after just three weeks on the air. The series was confirmed as cancelled but one of the TV show’s producers says that the network hasn’t given up on the series yet.
18 to Life tells the tale of two best friends who end up getting married at an early age and, to the dismay of their families. The show’s cast includes Michael Seater, Stacey Farber, Alain Goulem, Angela Asher, Jesse Rath, Kaniehtiio Horn, Arielle Shiri, Peter Keleghan, Ellen David, Erin Agostino, Carl Alacchi, Samantha Moore, and Raphael Cohen-Demers.
On The CW, the show got off to a poor start in the ratings and the debut ranked in last place for the timeslot. Later installments brought fewer viewers. After last week’s pair of episodes, the network decided to pull the show from the schedule, leaving six installments on the shelf.
The CBC has already renewed 18 to Life for season two in Canada and, according to one of the show’s executive producers, US viewers haven’t seen the last of it either.
Galafilm’s Arnie Gelbart tells us that The CW intends to air the remaining six episodes of 18 to Life in December when the network has available airtime. The plan is to give the series the push that they weren’t able to give it the first time around.
Gelbart was told that the network is pleased with the show’s performance, especially considering the summer airdates and limited promotion. The CW has an option to purchase future episodes and they’ve asked to see season two episodes as they are completed.
What do you think? Are you looking forward to 18 to Life’s return in December? Do you think it’ll have a better chance at success?
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