How much do we really know about these historical figures? Has The First Lady TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on Showtime? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of The First Lady, 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?
Airing on the Showtime cable channel, The First Lady TV show stars Viola Davis, Michelle Pfeiffer, Gillian Anderson, O. T. Fagbenle, Dakota Fanning, Lily Rabe, Regina Taylor, Kiefer Sutherland, and Aaron Eckhart. The series tells the story of American leadership, as told through the lens of the women at the heart of the White House. In the government’s East Wing, many of history’s most impactful and world-changing decisions have been hidden from view, made by America’s charismatic, complex and dynamic First Ladies. The first season tells the stories of former first ladies Michelle Obama (Davis), Betty Ford (Pfeiffer), and Eleanor Roosevelt (Anderson).
Season One Ratings
The first season of The First Lady averaged a 0.02 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 229,000 viewers in the live+same day ratings (including DVR playback through 3:00 AM). While these numbers don’t include further delayed or streaming viewing, they are a very good indicator of how a show is performing, especially when compared to others on the same channel. There can be other economic factors involved in a show’s fate, but typically the higher-rated series are renewed and the lower-rated ones are cancelled. Find out how The First Lady stacks up against other Showtime TV shows.
The First Lady has been cancelled, so there will not be a second season. Could the show be revived someday? Stay tuned for further updates.
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Will Showtime cancel or renew The First Lady for season two? This is an anthology series so the first season will have an ending but the show could return for another year and focus on other Presidents’ wives. With a format like this, Showtime can attract big-name actors to play well-known historical figures and not require multiple-season commitments. Despite middling ratings, the series seems tailor-made for a pay-for-view cable channel so I think there’s a strong chance that it will be renewed. I’ll update this page with breaking developments. Subscribe for free alerts on The First Lady cancellation or renewal news.
8/2/22 update: The First Lady has been cancelled by Showtime.
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What do you think? Were you hoping that The First Lady TV show would be renewed for a second season? Are you sorry that Showtime cancelled this TV series, instead?
Excellent , looking for season 2
Excellent show. Superb acting and important historical content and context. It is a teaching moves for all of us as well as wonderful entertainment
PLEASE renew this show. It is informative and I have learned so much about these extraordinary women!! Best show I have seen in years!
Please renew, I love this series and the actresses are amazing. I have learned so much about these women and it’s nice to see what their lives were like within the White house. I proudly have learned that they were all VERY STRONG WOMEN, LOVE THAT. EACH ONE WAS FASCINATING AND interesting.
Absolutely renew this show it’s terrific
I enjoyed this and learned so much. Please bring it back with season 2
I really enjoyed the series. It was very interesting and I vote to continue the series.
Excellent show!! Please bring season two!!
The first lady is smart and riveting , the actors were so incredible. I Learned ,i cried, i was angry i was happy so many emotions. These are tough times we live in now ,but the world has progressed we just need to progress alot more .