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?
Yes I am very disappointed that “FOR LIFE” has been cancelled after 2 season. The show, with all its challenges, hopes and successes in the storyline, was a well thought out provoking script to what Black Americans goes through within the judicial system and how one, with the right resources, can actually better themselves if given the chance. It gives hope to those who has been incarcerated unjustly to return to society with a purpose and desire to reach back and try to correct the wrongs the “system” which wrongly convicted many Black Americans unjustly.
Very very upset and disappointed! This was a excellent show and I can’t believe ABC cancelled it!! Not a smart move!
Yes I really wanted it to go on. I thought both the writers and actors and actresses did a GREAT JOB!! I would really like you to take a second look.
Really good quality show would love to see another season
Bad move this show is excellent and socially important. Shame on you the acting is very good and the stories are well written. Are you getting pushback from some segments of society?
Please bring season three back
OMG! You have to bring this show back. There just isn’t enough good shows to watch anymore. This one was outstanding! Please bring it back!!
Renew for life
Bring season 3 and complete the series
Love the show can’t wait for more episodes
Why would you cancel a show that shows people how hard it is to be different. The message could help us all! Please bring it back it really is a great show.
I miss this show. At first I didn’t watch it but one night i had nothing else to watch so i put it on and it made me cry and i fell in love with the show. Because i can relate to being charged as a innocent man. And its nice having a show to watch that you can also relate too
For Life was best new show on tv in years. Our family never missed an episode. Time to bring it BACK!
I really wish thay will put it back I enjoyed it an will enjoy again if it returns
I wish they would have let it played it was a really good show I watch it every wensday nite
Own, BET, Starz,Hulu, Vh1…whatever station needs to pick this show up…