The first season of BBC America’s Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency earned pretty low ratings, but that’s generally true of shows on this little cable channel. The thing is, these series often originate in UK, or are international co-productions of some sort. In the case of this show, Netflix distributes it outside the US, so their continue interest comes into play where cancellations or renewals are concerned. So, will Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency be cancelled or renewed for season three? Stay tuned.
Loosely based on the Douglas Adams novels, the Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency TV show stars Samuel Barnett, Elijah Wood, Jade Eshete, Hannah Marks, Mpho Koaho, Fiona Dourif, Dustin Milligan, John Hannah, Amanda Walsh, Michael Eklund, Osric Chau, Viv Leacock, Zak Santiago, Tyler Labine, Izzie Steele, Alan Tudyk, Alexia Fast, Agam Darshi, and Aleks Paunovic. The BBC America cast also includes Karin Konoval, Lee Majdoub, Ajay Friese, David Allen Pearson, Christopher Russell, and Anja Savcic.
The comedic sci-fi detective series centers on Dirk Gently (Barnett), an eccentric time-traveling “holistic detective” and his reluctant sidekick, washed up rocker Todd Brotzman (Wood). A collection of wild and dangerous characters further infiltrate and complicate their world. In the second season, threats from the magical realm of Wendimoor are beating a path toward earth. It’s up to Dirk Gently and crew to shut them down — right after they find each other.
Below are the show’s TV ratings, typically the best way to tell if the series will be cancelled or renewed. These figures will be updated as the weeks progress.
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For comparisons: The first season of Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency on BBC America averaged a rating 0.09 in the 18-49 year old viewer demo and a total viewership of 287,000.
Cable ratings are typically released within a day or so of the show’s airing, except for in the case of weekends and holidays. They are sometimes harder to come by so there may be occasional delays or gaps.
What do you think? Do you like the Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency TV series? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a third season on BBC America?
12/18/17 update: BBC America has cancelled Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency so there won’t be a third season. Details here.