Tonight marks the season 1 finale for “American Crime” on ABC, but in a surprise move last week, it was confirmed by the network that there is more life for the series yet! The show ill be returning for another series of stories next year, with this decision more than likely coming as a result of the strong critical reception for the show.
So what we also know today is that when the show returns, it is going to be keeping a good percentage of its acclaimed cast. As first reported by Deadline, both Felicity Huffman and Timothy Hutton, who each had important parts in the first season of the show, are each going to be back for a second season. While this news is exciting, it is also mysterious in many ways. Neither party most-likely knows the specifics in regards to their role yet; this show is set up to be an “American Horror Story” sort of mythology, with every single episode being focused on something or someone very different.
The format of the show has the potential for it to be long-lasting, mostly because the show washes away the whole commitment phase of TV viewing. That is one of the reasons why the Ryan Murphy anthology shows works so well. Even if one season is terrible, there is always still a hope and a chance that you can come back at some point in the future with something different to enjoy.
The second season of “American Crime” is going to premiere on ABC most likely at midseason, but it will not get the same post-“Scandal” treatment. Early rumors suggest that this spot will go to another Shonda Rhimes series in “The Catch.”