‘Tis the season of television renewals and cancellations. A number of series, both old and new, are finding themselves in precarious positions as they wait patiently to discover their fate. Just yesterday, we learned that Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. had earned a fifth season while NBC’s Powerless got the axe. Of course, that doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface of all the movement going on in the industry this week, as countless shows have either been given a new lease on life or sent off to the gallows.
The latest title to make headlines coming out of renewal/cancellation season is The Exorcist over on Fox, which has earned itself a second season today. That’s according to Deadline, who notes that writer and executive producer Jeremy Slater says that they have “a lot more story to tell,” but wouldn’t reveal much else in regards to what’s being planned now that the show has found itself with a somewhat surprising second season.
We say that because while The Exorcist boasted some solid performances and is, of course, based on one of the greatest horror films of all-time, it didn’t make much of a splash when it premiered. Admittedly, the reviews were fairly good, but those all important ratings weren’t terribly impressive (it averaged a “1.2 adults 18-49 rating (Live+7)”). Still, it seems that Fox sees enough potential in the show to keep it around and now, we’ll be getting a second season.
Fans will no doubt be pleased by this news and with Slater teasing that they’ve still got more story to tell, it’ll be interesting to see how The Exorcist continues to grow and evolve from here. No word yet on when it might return to television, but as always, watch this space for more.
Tell us, did you tune into the show on a regular basis during its first season? If so, what are you hoping to see from its sophomore outing? Sound off in the usual place with your thoughts!