The Broadchurch TV show was a success in the UK so FOX decided to remake it here — with one of the same lead actors. Though Gracepoint is being promoted as a limited series, FOX will surely want to make a second season if it’s a hit (as is being done with Broadchurch). What do you think? Should it be renewed or cancelled?
Gracepoint begins when a young boy is found dead on an idyllic beach in a small northern California town. The tragedy and media frenzy soon turns neighbor against neighbor as the police try to figure out what happened. The cast includes David Tennant, Anna Gunn, Michael Peña, Virginia Kull, Madalyn Horcher, Kendrick Sampson, Nick Nolte, Jacki Weaver, Kevin Rankin, Sarah-Jane Potts, , Stephen Louis Grush, Kevin Zegers, Jessica Lucas, and Nikolas Filipovic.
The show debuted on October 2nd to a 1.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 4.76 million viewers. It was a poor start to be sure and the series was in fourth place in its timeslot. The second episode dropped 25% in the demo to a 0.9 rating with just 3.8 million viewers. It seems likely that tonight’s episode will perform even worse.
Even though FOX is really struggling right now, these numbers are already terrible. There’s very little chance that they’ll consider bringing Gracepoint back for another season. Fortunately for the viewers who are watching, the season finale should wrap up the show.
Will the network cancel Gracepoint before all 10 episodes have aired? There’s a chance but it seems unlikely considering the state of the rest of their schedule. If they do drop it prematurely, they’d surely release the remaining episodes online.
But, what do you think? Are you enjoying Gracepoint? Will you watch until the end? Would you consider watching a second season with a new mystery or is 10 episodes enough?