Last summer, ABC aired Final Witness on Wednesday nights. Hybrids of documentary and drama, episodes examine shocking murder cases from start to finish and are told in part from the point-of-view of the victim. Will the show be returning for a second season? Has it been cancelled?
Unfortunately for fans of Final Witness, the series won’t be back — at least anytime soon. The network has released their programming plans for this summer and Final Witness isn’t a part of them. The same can be said for the regular 2013-14 season.
From the start, ABC called the show a “limited series.” Had it been a rating success, the network surely would have brought it back for another round of episodes but, it didn’t perform very well. The seven episodes averaged a meager 0.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic with just 3.86 million total viewers.
The last episode, which aired on August 8, 2012, followed the case of female Russian doctor and mom who disappeared from her home in Oakland, California.
While ABC could resurrect Final Witness for another season at some point in the future, it doesn’t look very likely.
What do you think? Did you like this show? Is it different from the other true-crime series? Are you sorry that there’s not a second season?