Created by Robert and Michelle King, The Good Wife ran for seven seasons on CBS. The series was never a hit in the ratings but it was a source of pride for the network and kept being renewed. How has the Kings’ new summer series, BrainDead, been performing? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a second season?
On BrainDead, Laurel Healy (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) has returned home to Washington, DC to work for her brother, Senator Luke Healy (Danny Pino) on Capitol Hill. She is caught in the midst of two huge problems: the government has stopped working due to budgetary disagreements, and mysterious bugs are eating the brains of a growing number of members of Congress and Hill staffers. The rest of the cast includes Aaron Tveit, Tony Shalhoub, Nikki M. James, Johnny Ray Gill, Charlie Semine, and Jan Maxwell.
Debuting in June, the first episode of BrainDead drew a 0.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 4.59 million viewers. It was an unimpressive start to be sure and the numbers have fallen much lower as the weeks have progressed. The seventh episode’s ratings represented a new low, drawing a 0.3 demo rating with 1.75 million viewers.
Despite the talent behind the program, it is highly unlikely that CBS will want to invest in a second season of BrainDead. Hopefully the last installments will provide enough closure to satisfy the show’s audience. Episode 11 is scheduled for next week and the last two of the season are set for September 11th.
But, what do you think? Do you like the BrainDead TV show? Should it be cancelled? Would you watch a second season?
10/18 update: CBS has cancelled BrainDead after one season. Details here.
Please renew Braindead – it’s great!
Please bring back Braindead!
Bring it backkkkkkkkkkkk
I really need the ss2. Its a good movie and I like it. There re no reasons to cancel this show!!!!!!!!!!!
I am a fan of Brain Dead and American Gothic, was looking forward to the second seasons. Bring them back.
Oh yeah. They all bugs in their heads
Please bring back Brain Dead (and American Gothic), loved the show and its political satire. I was thinking they could somehow merge Brain Dead and Zoo since kinda along the same story line. I and several friends all loved these Summer series. We are however sick of networks starting these series that a lot of us viewers really like and enjoy, then pulling the plug. I think the main reason reviews are not well received it that it’s summertime and a lot of folks are not watching TV as much as we are in the winter months. Maybe try season… Read more »
Have eagerly been waiting for the next season of this clever, hilarious comic thriller with friends and family. CBS will be replaced with more netflicks.
Great show but never knew it was on. Why?
I’ve been watching this satirical mastermind on Stan for a few weeks with the family and we have all loved it!