Regular readers of Horror Freak News know that we were huge supporters of FOX TV’s adaptation of The Exorcist, which wrapped its first season late last year. Regular readers also know we’ve been at the forefront of the #RenewTheExorcist movement, a social media campaign designed to encourage the executives at Fox to bring the series back for a second season.
Despite amassing a huge cult following, The Exorcist wasn’t the ratings juggernaut the network has hoped for. This led many to assume The Exorcist is a “Dead Show Walking”, meaning it wasn’t bad enough to be cancelled, but executives are hard pressed to justify a second season, based purely on its viewership.
Well, all hope is not lost—yet! We now know exactly when a final decision will be made regarding the future of The Exorcist.
While Pitch and The Exorcist are facing an uphill battle to justify a renewal, no final decisions will be made until May, Fox chairman Gary Newman and entertainment president David Madden said today during the network’s TCA executive session, the only such Q&A for a Big 4 network this January.
Madden: “[Regarding] The Exorcist, we are having conversions with producers about what we can do in second season. But… we can’ t make a decision yet.”
In the meantime, if you’re an Exorcist fan, you can find out how to participate in the ongoing Fear the Feathers campaign, a project aimed at convincing the executives at FOX TV to do the right thing!
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