Is it possible that we will see a Law & Order True Crime season 2 on the air someday? This is something that you can never say never about.
What we do know at the moment regarding this show on NBC is this: There’s a reasonably good chance the network could bring it back down the road, regardless of what the ratings were this time around. When you think about the pure numbers themselves, the season 1 ratings for The Menendez Murders are not terrible — the limited series brought in a 1.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic, which is only clouded by the fact that it aired after This Is Us and the ratings expectations were pretty high.
We do think that there are some reasons why this particular iteration of Law & Order True Crime struggled, with one of the primary ones being the simple fact that the show was focused on a case that, while notable, may not be that interesting to younger viewers. If the network is going to do something like this, they may need to focus more on even more recent cases or ones that haven’t been covered as much in television interviews over the years. We hate to say it, but we’re sure a Casey Anthony series is one that has been or will be bandied about at some point. You can say whatever you want about whether or not these shows (let’s also throw in there American Crime Story) are exploitative, but this is the show that the network wants to put on the air and feels that there is an audience with an appetite for it. Therefore, there’s certainly a chance that they could go for a case even more noteworthy and controversial next time.
At the moment, we’d say that the odds of another go around are 50-50. There is no hurry for NBC to bring it back, though; if the network comes up with a great idea and gets the right leads on board, they could be quick to order more episodes. Since this is an anthology show, there’s less of a reason to be worried about ratings for a prior season. It’s all about the story they want to tell us.
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