The world of network television can be a confusing and scary place, not unlike Wayward Pines. TV shows can disappear without any explanation. A show can be touted as a big success and then, the next week, it’s gone. So, how’s Wayward Pines been doing? Will it survive to see a second season? Should it stick around? Cancel or keep it?
On Wayward Pines, Secret Service Agent Ethan Burke (Matt Dillon) drives to the bucolic town of Wayward Pines, in search of two missing federal agents. One was a former partner and they once had an affair. A truck slams into his car, he wakes up in the local hospital, and things start to get really strange. The cast of this thriller series also includes Terrence Howard, Melissa Leo, Carla Gugino, Toby Jones, Shannyn Sossamon, Charlie Tahan, Reed Diamond, Juliette Lewis, and Tim Griffin.
The series premiered in mid-May to a 1.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 3.76 million viewers. It wasn’t an impressive start for a new scripted series but FOX had made the pilot available online for a week at the end of April.
That may have been one of the reasons that the ratings grew in week two — by more than 20%. Episode two garnered a 1.2 in the demo with 4.589 million viewers. The numbers have fluctuated a little since then but they’ve essentially held steady. Thus far, the season’s averaged a 1.15 in the demo with 4.04 million.
While the ratings certainly aren’t very impressive, Wayward Pine’s relatively small audience seems to be pretty devoted and consistently watches. What’s more, FOX has been having a hard time establishing scripted series and this is their only dramatic offering thus far this summer.
While the numbers could certainly be a whole lot better, I suspect that FOX will renew Wayward Pines for another run for next summer.
But, what do you think? Do you like the Wayward Pines series? Would you watch a second season? Cancel or keep it?
I loved it and didn’t know it was based off a book series !!!!!!!! Please bring it back !
This is a great story with many great and interesting possibilities for future seasons.. There is so much garbage on television but to let this show not come back is a crime. If Fox follows through canceling this show then maybe it is time to boycott Fox and cancel our Hulu subscriptions that are heavily Fox Network based. Ratings could be increased through simple advertising and adding some stars to take Dillian’s place or bring Dillian’s back he was wonderful in the role and after all ianything is possible in science fiction.
Great show, addictive good suspense. Blows away reality shows, bring on a second season
This is a great story with many great and interesting possibilities for future seasons.. There is so much garbage on television but to let this show not come back is a crime. If Fox follows through canceling this show then maybe it is time to boycott Fox and cancel our Hulu subscriptions that are heavily Fox Network based.
Absolutely a season 2! This show was amazing!
I loved this show. My husband and I watched it on hulu. I really really hope they continue it. Please, Please, Please!!!! I see so many potential plots for continuing seasons. I hope the producers are seroiusly considering it.
oh bah humbug… obviously tons of us LOVE this show! There is always a story line back… need a creative mind! I can quickly think of a few ways to continue the story and even restore all of the original main characters!!! I would LOVE to GIVE the PRODUCERS and WRITERS any INPUT on this!!!
Suspension of disbelief is a bit much for this series; I saw a post on another site talking about the sheer amount of power required to do what Pelcher did initially as far as cryogenics is concerned. Enjoy yes but after a bit of thought U have to shake your head. As a child of the 60s and comics among other things MARVEL’s foray into the movie business have been pleasurable but chock full of destruction and CGI for lack of a story. NO IDEA what FOX may do…Just like the serials of years gone by; Ethan could have ‘escaped’… Read more »
I was completely HOOKED!! Please reconsider bringing back this show. I was sad to see Agent Burke killed off, or was he??? I thought the last episode was so interesting and peaked my interest!
Show was enjoyable but I believe teh main antagonist ios GONE; Ethan is dead; the ‘new generation’ FROZE all the adults so what else is there? THINKING about the show U can see MANY plot holes. WHY was it that Pilcher was AFTER Burke insisting on BRAIN Issues (?) then it DROPPED? IS WP all a hoax based on the first few episodes??? WHERE were they getting all the agriculture supplies; water; where’s sewage treatment…POWER generation even at 2000 years beyond our time they NEVER mentioned ANY Herculean feats (technology) that helped maintain this society. NO new innovations. A hospital… Read more »
Come on, kctobyjoe, it’s TV. It’s not supposed to be possible. That’s what’s wrong with so many kids these days. They think that TV is real. If you start analyzing all the plot holes then you can’t enjoy the show. There are several shows and movies that have plot holes, as you call them. Even as far back as Little House On The Prairie. But, people realize it’s just TV. TV is to entertain, and only entertain. It’s make believe. Even shows based on truth don’t follow exactly.
I totally agree with you SS I used to ask tons of plot hole questions too.
Then I realized I was ruining the enjoyment of the show.
All shows and movies do it. Anybody watch LOST a few years back????
That show had more holes than a plot. I still watched it for six years
Waywood pines what a excellent programme cant wait to see next series
Well done fox tv I cant wait for another series of waywood pines
Keep wayward pines ys yes i would watch a second seson of te tv series. I really enjoyed watchng this tv series. Please keep this show. Change your minds FOX and bring it back. I just started watching channel 29 ona regular basics again don’t make this mistake and start taking off thegod shows like Empire, Wayward Pines, Supernatural, etc. DON”T
Television at it’s best is how I describe Wayward Pines.
I don’t think it will help to beg Fox to bring the series back at this website. How can we contact them?
It was so sad to see the finale last night, knowing it will not be renewed. I could see pretty much where they would have taken the storyline in the next season.