The verdict is in. ABC has renewed its For the People TV show for a second season. Watch the announcement below. The Shondaland TV series comes from creator Paul William Davies — a veteran of the recently ended Scandal. Do not be surprised if there are casting changes and other tweaks made during the hiatus. When a show with ratings this low snags a renewal from the clutches of cancellation, there are almost always changes on the way.
An ABC legal drama, For the People stars Britt Robertson, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Ben Rappaport, Susannah Flood, Wesam Keesh, Regé-Jean Page, Ben Shenkman, Hope Davis, Vondie Curtis-Hall, and Anna Deavere Smith. The series is set at “The Mother Court,” i.e. the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. The story centers on six accomplished attorneys, who work on both sides of the law.
For the People Renewed for Season Two on ABC
Although the network hasn’t yet issues a renewal press release, it announced the renewal on social media. Check it out.
For the People: A Look at the Ratings
The first season of For the People averaged a 0.66 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 2.64 million viewers. Of the 26 scripted ABC TV shows we’re tracking right now, it ranks 21st when sorted by either measure.
What do you think? Did you watch the first season of the For the People TV series? Did you expect ABC to cancel or renew it for season two?