It has been a busy day on the basic cable TV front starting with the USA Network has renewed its TV series based on “The Purge” franchise for a second season, the news comes ahead of the first season finale tonight.
Set in an altered America ruled by a totalitarian political party, the first season several seemingly unrelated characters living in a small city as the clock winds down towards the 12-hour period when all crime is legal. The series is currently the network’s top drama, averaging 2.3 million viewers in Live+7 and 1.2 million in the key 18-49 demo.
TNT’s “Good Behavior” has been cancelled after two seasons with currently no real plans for a way to properly bring it to a conclusion – despite early efforts by the producers to try and find a way to do one. The Michelle Dockery-led series did very badly in same-day ratings but strong business in delayed viewing and on digital platforms.
Finally, NBC has opted not to renew its high-concept drama series “Reverie” for a second season. Sarah Shahi and Dennis Haysbert led the series, about people lost in an advanced VR simulation, which averaged 2.1 million viewers in Live+same day, the smallest viewership for an NBC original series this past summer.
Source: TV Line