Will the demonic presence tormenting the Rance family be banished to the pits of Hell or continue its reign of terror? Has The Exorcist TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on FOX? The television vulture is watching for the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is a dedicated place to track the status of season The Exorcist season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?
What’s This TV Show About?
Airing on the FOX television network, this new TV series is a sequel to the William Peter Blatty novel and 1973 feature film of the same name. The Exorcist follows two priests. While ambitious, Chicagoland parish priest Father Tomas Ortega (Alfonso Herrera) is also progressive and compassionate. On the other hand, the obsessive and abrasive Father Marcus Keane (Ben Daniels) — an orphan who grew up in the Vatican — is relentless concerning his mission. Meanwhile, the Rance family finds itself caught between the two, in a horrifying case of demonic possession. The series also stars Kurt Egyiawan, Geena Davis, Alan Ruck, Brianne Howey, and Hannah Kasulka.
Season One Ratings
While The Exorcist series premiere earned a 0.93 in the important 18-49 year old viewer demographic and drew 2.85 million viewers, the ratings quickly went south, from there. Overall, the first season of The Exorcist averaged a 0.68 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 1.91 million viewers. Find out how The Exorcist stacks up against the other FOX TV shows.
The Exorcist is one of FOX’s lowest rated TV series. In the show’s second week, the ratings dropped more than 34% in the key demo and over 30% in terms of audience size. The freshman psychological horror drama never rebounded. While creator Jeremy Slater has plans for season two, it seems unlikely he will get a chance to put them into action.
5/12 update: Despite low ratings, FOX renewed The Exorcist for season two. Details here.
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