6:00pm ET Update: According to creator Richard Keith, Life Sentence is still not cancelled or renewed. A decision is due next week. See his update, below.
It seems Stella Abbott’s second chance is over. The CW has cancelled its Life Sentence TV show after one brief season. The dramedy, from creators Erin Cardillo and Richard Keith, premiered with disappointing numbers on March 7, 2018, and promptly sunk to deathly low. The series is slated to air its season one and TV series finale episode on June 15, 2018.
A CW Y/A series, Life Sentence stars Lucy Hale, Dylan Walsh, Gillian Vigman, Brooke Lyons, Carlos PenaVega, Jayson Blair, and Elliot Knight. The dramedy centers on Stella Abbott (Hale). After a lethal cancer diagnosis, she spent eight years living her life like any dying young woman might. After she learns she’s been cured, Stella must return to living like someone with a whole life ahead of her and help her loved ones to do the same.
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UPDATE: After publishing this article, creator Richard Keith contacted us on Twitter. Despite a report to the contrary, Keith says that no decision has been made regarding a Life Sentence cancellation or renewal. Check it out.
It hasn’t been cancelled. No decision will be made until next week.
— Richard Keith (@richkeith) April 30, 2018
In the 2018-19 season, The CW is expanding its programming from five to six nights a week. The network may well decide it has room on the schedule, and let’s face it, they’ve been more than generous to shows like Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Jane the Virgin. We’ll keep an eye on the situation and update with any changes. Keep your fingers crossed and stay tuned.
What do you think? Did you enjoy the Life Sentence TV series? Should The CW have cancelled or renewed this TV show for a second season?