Although it didn’t perform very well in the Nielsen ratings, the Room 104 TV show evaded cancellation. Now that it’s back for a second season on HBO, can it build up its audience? As a premium cable network HBO doesn’t have to worry about advertisers, but it does want to run programming that keeps its paid subscribers happy. Are they getting enough bang for the buck out of this TV series? Will Room 104 be cancelled or renewed for season three? Stay tuned. *Status update below.
A scripted, live-action HBO anthology series, Room 104 centers on the continuing action in a single room, in an American motel. Each episode is akin to a short, self-contained film and features a revolving cast. Although stories always play out in the same chain motel room, the series explores different eras as well as genres, including comedy, horror, and drama.
In season two of Room 104, the cast includes Mahershala Ali, Joel Allen, Stephanie Allynne, Katie Aselton, Frank Birney, Josephine Decker, James Earl, Marlene Forte, Abby Ryder Fortson, Ginger Gonzaga, Judy Greer, Brian Tyree Henry, Anita Kalathara, Jennifer Lafleur, Tom Lenk, Phil Matarese, Sheaun McKinney, Natalie Morales, Kent Osborne, Zane Pais, Leonora Pitts, Mark Proksch, Pia Shah, Michael Shannon, Onur Tukel, Dolly Wells, Jud Williford, Rainn Wilson, Mary Wiseman, Charlyne Yi, and Katya Zamolodchikova.
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For comparisons: The first season of Room 104 on HBO averaged a 0.11 rating in the 18-49 year old demographic and a total audience of 333,000 viewers.
What do you think? Do you like the Room 104 TV series? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a third season on HBO?
*Update: HBO has renewed Room 104 for a third season of 12 episodes.