While TNT has been rather ruthless lately when it comes to canceling “Dallas,” “Franklin & Bash,” and “Perception,” there does at least seem to be one show that managed to escape through the rubble: “Legends.” Despite not getting the best ratings during season 1 (they were actually lower than “Perception”), the network has decided to give the go-ahead for a ten-episode second season.
We do feel like this is the best decision here, and mostly because the Sean Bean series never really had the best opportunities to succeed when it was on the air previously. It could have had a better marketing campaign, and the title itself is also something that is harmful. Personally, it makes us think of that Will Smith movie.
Of course, we do still feel for fans of all the other shows that TNT canceled. With Kevin Reilly recently hired to be the new programming head at the network, we’re curious to see just what takes shape within the next year or so there. We do think that Reilly had some good moves at Fox like “Sleepy Hollow” and helping to keep “Fringe” on the year, he also failed during his tenure there to really bring an anchor to the network to go along with “American Idol” and “Bones.”
The second season of “Legends” will premiere at some point in 2015, which means that we’ll get another ten episodes of Bean to not watch his character die in. The show promoting itself using Bean’s history of character deaths was one of the sharper ideas that they came up with.
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