NBC’s ‘Constantine’ not canceled, but staying at 13 episodes

Constantine -Well, this is probably not the best sign out there for the fate of “Constantine” over at NBC, is it?

Today, it was confirmed that the network is not ordered more than 13 episodes of the Matt Ryan – DC Comics adaptation, which means that there will be no back nine or anything else to look forward to. Sad news? Definitely. While we don’t feel like this show is necessarily where it needs to be yet, it has shown promise. Not only that, but Ryan is a great actor to take on the John Constantine role.

With all of this being said, don’t close the door on this demon-hunter just yet. Even though “Constantine” may not be getting a “Grimm”-like run at the network this year, it’s not officially over. TVLine reports specifically that there is still a shot at a second season, as its fate will be evaluated once we get a little further into the season. At the moment, we’re not going to say that we are entirely hopeful, mostly because the ratings are not outstanding, and we feel like the only way you are going to stay around with them, even at this timeslot, is if you draw wonderful reviews from the critics like “Hannibal” does for the most part.

Even if the show doesn’t stay put at NBC, we do hope that “Constantine” sticks around somewhere, given that it is great to have a different sort of comic character on TV beyond just the typical crime-fighters. We were always worried about it at this particular network, mostly because you are talking here about a character who is not the most well-known other than the lame Keanu Reeves movie.

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