It looks like Aaron’s journey likely won’t continue into the 2021-22 television season. The For Life series has been cancelled so, there won’t be a third season — at least not on ABC.
Airing on Wednesday nights, the For Life TV show is inspired by the life of Isaac Wright Jr. and stars Nicholas Pinnock, Indira Varma, Joy Bryant, Dorian Missick, Tyla Harris, and Timothy Busfield. The series follows the tale of Aaron Wallace (Pinnock), an incarcerated man who becomes a licensed lawyer while still in prison. Aaron litigates cases for other inmates while fighting to overturn his own life sentence for a crime he didn’t commit. In season two, Aaron continues his battle against the political machine that once put him away undeservedly while trying to rebuild his life on the outside. He has the continued help from the people who supported him — his family, wily one-time public defender Henry Roswell (Busfield), and his former prison warden, Safiya Masry (Varma).
The second season of For Life averaged a 0.35 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 1.81 million viewers in the live+same day ratings. Compared to season one, that’s down by 38% in the demo and down by 26% in viewership. It is the lowest-rated scripted show on the network for 2020-21 and finished airing its 10 episode season in late February.
Sony Pictures TV co-produces the drama series with ABC Signature and is expected to shop a possible third season to other outlets. For Life, has reportedly performed very well on Hulu, the streaming service which has released episodes the day after their linear release.
What do you think? Do you enjoy the For Life TV series? Are you sorry that it’s been cancelled? Were you looking forward to watching the third season on ABC?
I really enjoyed the show and would season 3 to move forward.
Can we get HBO or Showtime to pick this show up?
Glad it was cancelled….there are too many shows on TV…
I’m so sorry that Life is going to be canceled it’s my number one shows
I loved For Life-the best thing on TV in years. Would love to see it find another home!
After he came home from jail a huge portion of the audience just didnt find it interesting anymore.
This show is great. I hope it gets on another great network.
I loved For Life and would hate to not see a season 3. Please reconsider.
The writing was on the wall….. strong black cast…. great writing…. and then a pandemic….ABC didn’t give this great show consideration towards the material written in today’s headlines… This is a great show… well written and absolutely beautiful and talented actor’s and actress’s…Uck ABC
I really enjoy the show. This upsets me greatly.
Great show very relevant to real-life issues, especially for people of color.
I am so upset I love this show and it spoke to the REAL issues going on in this CRAZY WORLD! Hopefully another next work will pick it up.
Love for life, I don’t think people would like a show like that because people don’t like to see the truth about cops and how corrupt the prison system can be. I hope it goes directly on Hulu cause that’s where I watched it most of the time.
I am so sad that they didn’t renew for another season! It is SUCH a good show! Hopefully they will finish out the 2nd season!
Very disappointed. Loved this show. Really hoping it will continue somewhere else.
So upsetting I loved this show!!!!! Was really good!!!
Should have kept it, but maybe it will move over to BET