The original Fantasy Island TV series ran for seven successful seasons on ABC but the 1998 reboot on the same network was cancelled after one year. How will this newest version on FOX perform in the ratings? Will Fantasy Island be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned. *Status Update Below.
A drama series, the Fantasy Island TV show is based on the 1977-84 series of the same name. This incarnation stars Roselyn Sánchez, Kiara Barnes, and John Gabriel Rodriquez. The story is set at a luxury resort, where literally any fantasy requested by guests is fulfilled, although they rarely turn out as expected. Different people arrive at the resort with dreams and desires and depart enlightened and transformed through the magical realism of Fantasy Island. Elena Roarke (Sanchez) is the steward of this mysterious island and is a descendant of the iconic Mr. Roarke. Assisting Elena is Ruby Okoro (Barnes), a young woman with an old soul who arrives with a terminal illness and is given a new lease on life there. There’s also pilot Javier (Rodriquez), the head of island transportation and a jack of all trades.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s chances of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available.
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Note: These are the final national ratings, including all live+same day viewing and DVR playback (through 3:00 AM). Early fast affiliate ratings (estimates) are indicated with an “*”. While these numbers don’t include further delayed or streaming viewing, they are a very good indicator of how a show is performing, especially when compared to others on the same channel. There can be other economic factors involved in a show’s fate, but typically the higher-rated series are renewed and the lower-rated ones are cancelled.
What do you think? Do you like the Fantasy Island TV series on FOX? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a second season?
*11/5/2021 update: Fantasy Island has been renewed for a second season.
I love the new fantasy island! Like others have said it takes me back to my childhood and brings that great memories!
The angle that the island selected Ruby by placing a tattoo on her I thought was clever… great way to make her Elena’s sidekick. (The homage to Herve) There should be more of a long insightful story arch on the mystique and power of the island, including some darker overtones with a certain number (and type) of guests… something the original series DID do to great effect.. endless fluff and just plain dumb flippant fantasies will tank this show.
I love Fantasy Island!! It takes me back to the original series when I was a kid!! I love how it honors the original series and I really like how Elena is a descendant of the Roarkes. But I like how they have humanized Elena because Mr Roarke in the original series was the know all, see all, do all and seemed a bit too perfect. Elena and Ruby work well together, please give this show a chance. It’s such a great show that can touch on so many issues that are happening today in such a positive way!!! Thank… Read more »
This show is no more appropriate than Bachelors . It has no place on Primetime TV. Watching a woman get with a dozen different men and sex scene shows should be limited to after 10 not before. This is no better than the soft porn Olympics. NASTY!
This is definitely one of the most boring and predictable shows I’ve seen in years. The ratings are bad, and the viewership numbers have been steadily dropping each week. Not even Roselyn Sanchez can save “Woke Island.”
I like the Show ,Give it a chance
I was so emotionnasl with the first episode when they showed mr roarkes pic I cried…the original was one of my favote shows and brings back a great time in my life…..didn’t like the 2nd episode as much but really liked the 3rd please give the show a chance!
Although the second episode was not as good as the premiere, I think the show deserves a chance. I think the cast members are doing an amazing job. I like how it honors the original show. The island scenery is beautiful and the show seems to have a good writing staff. I liked the couple storyline in Episode 2. much better than the greiving fiance. It just lacked something. Not all story’s can have a happy ending but it just seemed it could have wrapped a bit more smoothly. Maybe the guy meets someone on the island that has gone… Read more »
Looks like it’s getting ratings that has gotten most scripted shows on FOX canceled. The animated show, Duncanville seems to be about the only show with worse numbers that hasn’t been canceled yet, for some reason.
Duncanville Is animation, the show is as a piece of crap that’s been remade from an old hit series