How goes the Unabomber investigation? Has the Manhunt: Unabomber TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on Discovery Channel? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Manhunt season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?
What’s This TV Show About?
A Discovery scripted anthology series, Manhunt: Unabomber stars Sam Worthington, Paul Bettany, Chris Noth, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Jane Lynch, Mark Duplass, Michael Nouri, Brian d’Arcy James, Trieste Kelly Dunn, Elizabeth Reaser, Ben Weber, Jeremy Bobb, Lynn Collins, Katja Herbers, and Brian F. O’Byrne.
Manhunt: Unabomber recounts the true story of the FBI’s pursuit of a domestic terrorist thought to be the most lethal serial bomber of all time. The action centers on innovative FBI Agent and Criminal Profiler Jim Fitzgerald (Worthington). A trailblazer, Fitz develops and uses forensic linguistics, in order to identify Ted Kaczynski (Bettany) and capture the culprit.
Season One Ratings
In its first season, Manhunt averaged a 0.30 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.04 million viewers on Discovery. Three episodes simulcast on Investigation Discovery averaged a 0.26 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 940,000 viewers. Learn how Manhunt: Unabomber stacks up against other Discovery Channel TV shows.
It’s hard to tell if Discovery will cancel or renew Manhunt for season two. Since this is supposed to be an anthology series, the premise for a potential second season will also have to impress Discovery. Flying blind, I think Manhunt will score a second season. Much like truTV and National Geographic Channel, it seems this cable network wants to establish a scripted slate. Still, I’ll keep an eye on the Nielsens and update this page as needed. Subscribe for free updates on any Manhunt cancellation and renewal news.
**5/14/2019 Status Update: Manhunt has been renewed for season two, but on Spectrum rather than Discovery. Details here.
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