Famous In 12 Season 2 will hinge on ratings, according to producer David Garfinkle.
I think ratings, whether the show makes it or not. If the show does well, people will want to watch them again. That will determine the next step. Harvey’s social media team will be monitoring their social media in a very scientific way, so he’ll be able to see how they’re doing and whether people are interested in this. It always comes down to ratings.
Garfinkle hints that the Artiaga family could return in Season 2 if they do indeed become famous in 12 weeks, but re-emphasized that ‘America’ will ultimately decide the reality show’s future:
I think that, right now I’m just worried about getting the first show on the air. We hope people will find the family really entertaining and want to watch it. America will decide what will happen. If they go home, they go home. If they take off, I’m sure the network will want to do another cycle.