Time already appears to be up for 24: Legacy. Despite plans for Season 2, FOX has all but cancelled the spinoff series after one season, barring a late ratings upturn.
Speaking to Deadline, FOX chief Dana Walden admitted the network is “sad” about the show’s ratings, which have failed to hit the numbers needed for Season 2:
“I’m a little sad because I feel like it’s a really good show. We’re doing about 7-8 million viewers over seven days per episode. It’s not terrible. We had really high hopes for the show. Perhaps our launch strategy was a little over-ambitious.” The show first aired after the Super Bowl which ran late and the second episode was the following night. “Then we were off to the races, and there was catch-up involved. I think people weren’t clear about when the next episode would be, even though we messaged a lot. Messages get lost after a game like that. So, I’m feeling mixed. I feel very proud of the show and extremely grateful to the creators and the great actors who have done a really wonderful job. I’m wondering whether broadcast can sustain something so serialized.”
In a further vote of no confidence, Walden tightened the noose, noting that 24: Legacy‘s fate is no longer in its own hands:
“We’re going to see. I would love nothing more than to bring it back because I thought it was great but we’re just going to have to see how our pilots come in, how it continues to perform and weigh all of the information we have in May.”
As things stand, 24: Legacy has both feet in the grave and will not return for Season 2. Will the reaper strike the fatal blow, or can 24: Legacy mount a ratings upswing to earn a surprise renewal? Stay tuned…
PATRICIA ST ANGELO says
Ridiculous…….new shows do not even get a chance to survive. Great and riveting show and too bad network does not give their audience time to add this to their viewing schedule!!
Exactly what I was going to say!!! It hardly pays to watch Any new shows anymore….we’re lucky if they’re not cancelled after 2 shows!!!!! I dislike all the “reality” shows that last for 20 seasons but a good series is gone after 1 season. SMDH
This is a good series, give it a chance.
Get rid of all those stupid reality shows!
Stella Smirh says
Please do not cancel 24. There aren’t many new shows worth watching but this one is a WINNER..
Sheri Rose says
THIS WAS A FANTASTIC SHOW – THAT IS WRONG WITH THESE PEOPLE!!!
Just as good as original / why cancel ? Get rid of reality,shows and keep this show. It is riveting and makes me anxious for next “hour”!
My god, this show is amazing, deserves to continue with a better schedulle.
Please renew it! And give me more Tony please. Let Tony and Carter work together.