Last night, NBC aired the series finale of The Event. As fans know all too well, the series has struggled in the ratings for much of the season and the network decided to cancel the show last week after just 20 episodes.
The Event started decently in the ratings but the numbers quickly declined. Once they fell as low as a 1.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic, NBC decided to pull it and planned to relaunch the series in early 2011. When they did, the ratings dropped even lower.
The producers knew there was a good chance that The Event wouldn’t be back for a second season and tried to give viewers some sense of satisfaction. They constructed the finale so that it would answer some questions but leave plenty of room for a second season, just in case they got lucky. Though it was cancelled, there’s still a glimmer of hope that it may continue elsewhere.
If you missed it, you can catch up with what happened on the series finale or watch it below. Either way, we’d like to know what you thought.
Was there enough information to satisfy you? Would you recommend that people watch the series or not bother because it doesn’t have a definitive ending? Which unresolved questions or storylines will bug you the most?
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Omg this movie is the boom I have been looking everywhere to c if I can get the rest of episodes but I hear that is stop at 22 it crab up bad bad.this movie have me wondering what coming next mi love it.want u to bring out season two can’t wait u leave me in suspense.
I just found this on Netflix and watched all 22 episodes in a matter of days. This was an awesome series so I find it unbelievable that it was canceled. I want to know more about the Sentinels and how they fit with the aliens, who were here first. Why can’t the virus implanted in Leila mutate to infect the aliens (and render them helpless instead of the humans)? She’s a hybrid so….. How could they bring a planet here but couldn’t transport 3 buses? How are the aliens and humans related? Same planet so…. Are the Sentinels part of… Read more »
I loved this show “The Event!” I just watched all the episodes again on Netflix! I was so happy I found it; because, I missed two of them. I was so into this show, while it was on! I would look forward to it and record it. I was so disheartened, when it just kind of disappeared. You need to start a spin off of it and call it HOME! See how the ratings go with that one. I mean come on! Sean and Leyla are pregnant! Does Leyla live and the baby? Sean ought to be a hero. What… Read more »
The Event was awesome. I just watched all of the episodes. You have to come back with season 2. You can not leave it with another planet floating in outer space. If you plan the launch date at the right time it will do great. Do not pick prime times when new big releases are in the movie theaters. Sept, Jan-April are good times. Most people stay home during that time. Also put it on Mon or Tues because that is when most people stay home. I would like to see another season or more. Also throw a love triangle… Read more »
i watched the whole series was great but the ending really sucked they should not do that what a waist of my time.
i AGREE WITH THE LAST STATEMENT…I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR IT TO COME BACK ON AND NOW I FIND OUT IT’S BEEN CANCELLED ! BRING IT BACK AND AIR IT IN NOT SO PRIME TIME IF YOU NEED TO… I REALLY HATE NBC FOR CANCELLING THIS SERIES…
this is the only series I ever started watching and now that nbc pulled it. they are now my least favorite broadcast.
I believe the problem with the Event was the ultra intelligent thinking ahead of the aliens to destroy any attempt at bringing the alien race to the Earth. C’mon! Police and politicians are NOT THAT SMART. Ok, you have a highly evolved alien race that has the capability to teleport their planet to near Earth, but they cannot seem to plan to divert the Earthlings because our police and CIA are so smart? Give me a break! Did like the show though.
The Events is one awesome tv show, it’s quite captivating and the way they combined the stories in that a matter of state would be handled by a common citizen like Sean…boy it’s awesome! They shouldn’t kill it, we need to see the invasion.
It would have been nice if the aliens were more successful in their take over, it would have made the story much more interesting , and continue with what happens with the take over and how they and the world changes.
a least bring it to the internet
Favorite show on tv. Hated to see it get cancelled.. Please bring this show back
PLEASE have a second season of the Event. there too many unanswered questions, too many places this series could go. Please reconsider.
Come On. As a LOST fan and not too pleased with the ending of that show I was looking for another show that had a similar feel and The Event fit the bill and once again NBC has proven that it does not know how to market a TV show. NBC please hire someone that can explain why your shows should have longevity and run with them. You have pulled so many shows that I vest my emotions into that I really don’t even want to tune into any new show for fears that you’ll pull it too soon. How… Read more »
I don’t think that the network realizes when you have a show like “The Event” with so many story lines intersecting that it takes more then a few episodes for people to get involved with the characters…they give you a few episodes and then cancel it. Plus…tried to end it in case there was no season two…I don’t know what questions were answered…I enjoyed the season finale a great deal but no way it was a SERIES fnale…what happens to leila does she die from influenza?…how about the child she’s pregnant with?…What ever happened to her sister and why was… Read more »
Absolutely right. What kind of brainless do they sample? I am afraid that educated people are the less. We found this series to be wonderful. I think people do not like this science fiction stories, they prefer fast food and religion. Easier to digest, almost with no effort.