Although there was some worry The Shannara Chronicles TV show would be cancelled by MTV, it was eventually renewed for a second season. Parent company Viacom then began shuffling programs between its stations (including BET, CMT, TV Land, VH1, and MTV) and announced Shannara was moving to Spike, which would rebrand as Paramount Network in the coming year. Whether the audience will follow all these twists and turns remains to be seen. Will The Shannara Chronicles be cancelled or renewed for season three? Stay tuned.
A fantasy drama based on the Terry Brooks book series, The Shannara Chronicles stars Austin Butler, Ivana Baquero, Manu Bennett, Aaron Jakubenko, Marcus Vanco, Vanessa Morgan, Malese Jow, Gentry White, Caroline Chikezie, and Desmond Chiam. When season two kicks off on Spike, chaos has overtaken the Four Lands. With the population afraid of the return of magic, a body called The Crimson does not hesitate to intimidate anyone as it hunts down magic users. Meanwhile, in the wake of his losses, Wil (Butler) forsakes his destiny, to become a healer. However, after the mysterious Mareth (Jow) saves him, he returns to the struggle. **Update below.
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For comparisons: The first season of The Shannara Chronicles on MTV averaged a 0.40 rating in the 18-49 year old demographic and a total audience of 889,000 viewers.
What do you think? Do you like The Shannarra Chronicles TV series? Should it be cancelled or renewed for season three on Spike/Paramount Network.
** 1/17 update: Paramount Network has cancelled The Shannara Chronicles, but the producer will shop season three to other outlets. Details here.