Will ABC renew For Life for a second season?

With eyes on renewals and cancellations, we have to look at bubble freshman show For Life. Will ABC cancel or renew For Life for Season 2?

There are many freshman TV shows with unknown fates. One of those is For Life on ABC. Will there be a second season?

It’s hard to make some calls this year. TV decisions are not going to go the way they usually would. With postponed pilots and uncertainty over when production can restart on TV shows, networks may choose to renew shows that would have otherwise been canceled. Admittedly, Deputy and God Friended Me‘s cancellations were somewhat surprising (especially the latter), but both of those are not ABC.

ABC took on fewer pilots during the 2019-2020 season than the previous season to make sure more care and attention could be focused on them. Did that mean the programs performed better? Sadly, not in all cases. For Life has struggled to gain a solid live following and hasn’t stabilized in the audience just yet. But that doesn’t mean the series will be canceled.

Hope for a sophomore year

Right now, For Life Season 1 sits in 14th place out of 20 shows. It’s not a great start to the show, but not necessarily the end of the show. With the postponed pilots, ABC is going to want to keep some of its spring shows, and that could give this legal drama a second life.

It is going to depend on the delayed ratings. One of the benefits is like all ABC shows, this one heads to Hulu the following day. Then there are those who will buy episodes via Amazon Video, iTunes, and other platforms. If these delayed viewings are strong, there’s a good chance ABC will opt to save the show.

FOX has made a lot of decisions lately. It looks like CBS is starting to make some decisions. ABC won’t be too far behind, especially with some shows coming to an end soon. For Life‘s first season comes to an end in a few weeks, so it hopefully won’t be too long before we hear about it.

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For Life Season 1 airs on Tuesdays at 10/9c on ABC.