Starz TV series don’t rule the Nielsen ratings, but since Starz viewers pay for the privilege of watching, the brass only has to worry about pleasing them, not ad buyers. Last year, the Counterpart TV show premiered and wound up ranked fourth out of the network’s original programming. Now that it’s back for a second season, will the audience return or even grow? Will Counterpart be cancelled or renewed for season three? Stay tuned. **Status update below.
A Starz sci-fi espionage drama, Counterpart stars J.K. Simmons, Olivia Williams, Harry Lloyd, Nicholas Pinnock, Nazanin Boniadi, and Sara Serraiocco. Exploring themes including identity and fate, the thriller centers on a low-level bureaucrat, Howard Silk (Simmons), who toils away in relative obscurity at a United Nations spy outfit based in Berlin, Germany. After uncovering evidence that his agency is protecting a secret about traveling to a parallel dimension, Howard’s whole life changes. He soon plunges headlong into a strange world fraught with peril and treachery. James Cromwell guest stars in season two as Yanek.
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For comparisons: The first season of Counterpart averaged a 0.09 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 371,000 viewers.
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**2/11/2019 Status Update: Counterpart has been cancelled by Starz, but the producers are shopping it to other networks. Details here.