Next week, ABC’s “Forever” is coming to a close … or at least it is for the time being. This is a series that started off with a quirky premise and a solid cast anchored by Ioan Gruffudd, but at the same time has never been much of a ratings champion.
It is with that in mind that we are left at the moment to sit here and wonder one simple thing: Is this a show that we will get a chance to see more of at all moving forward? For the time being, you are right to have a little bit of ambivalence. ABC has a variety of other shows that they are invested in, and the rise of “Secrets & Lies” on Sunday night certainly does not help this show’s cause. “Revenge” is likely done and the same goes for “American Crime,” but unless the network does something surprising like canceling “Castle” or “Nashville,” we’re not sure if this show has too big of a chance at a future.
Still, why not keep hope alive? If you want to see a second season of the series, the best advice we can offer you is to tweet and write to ABC, make your passion for the show clear, and encourage others to watch online or some other ad-supported method. Making sure that the network can monetize the series is a huge priority.
If “Forever” does manage to return, it would most likely premiere either in the fall, or at midseason. We should learn its fate firmly one way or another by the time we get to the upfronts around the middle of next month.
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