As we inch ever closer to tonight’s finale, there’s a question worth wondering: Is there a chance at all at a Midnight, Texas season 3 renewal?
At present, we cannot look at things through rose (or perhaps) midnight-colored glasses. The season 2 finale tonight is likely the end of the series, just when you look at the ratings and some of what the series has been up against. The vast majority of the strikes against it are not its fault, whether it be the show’s difficult timeslot, lack of promotion, or also having such a long hiatus following the end of the first season. It can’t force a network to air it earlier or in a different timeslot, even though that would certainly be nice.
Yet, when the cancellation was first announced the news came in that the series would be pitched elsewhere, and there are a few interesting possibilities that we think could be a nice fit.
Syfy – The cable network is under the same parent company as NBC, so there is already a familiarity there. Syfy also is certainly familiar with supernatural programming — Midnight, Texas seems like a natural fit alongside either a Van Helsing or a Wynonna Earp. Budget-wise, we do think that it’s at least conceivable that the show could find some sort of audience here.
Amazon – Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke is a former NBC executive who was at the network at the time in which Midnight, Texas first premiered. Could she be a champion for the series over there? While this is a long-shot, we do think that Amazon could benefit from having a little bit more supernatural programming and something that has a devoted audience.
Hulu – We’d ultimately say the same thing about Hulu. While they have some really great shows including The Handmaid’s Tale, they’re still missing out on some shows with devoted followings that would subscribe to the service just for this and this alone.
For those wondering, we’d be surprised if Netflix was a contender here. In between Stranger Things, Lucifer, and old seasons of Supernatural, they’re really not at a loss of supernatural-themed programming. More than likely, they’re looking to diversify their roster. Also, they’ve already un-canceled two shows this year in Designated Survivor and Lucifer; it’s hard to imagine them doing so for a third time when before this year, they hadn’t picked up a canceled show from a broadcast / cable network in ages.
At the moment…
We don’t think that the odds of a season 3 are especially high, but if you do want to do your best to fight, watch the finale live, tweet about it, and make it clear to other prospective homes that this is a show worthy of another season. If there isn’t any more beyond tonight, at least we had a fascinating, quirky show to enjoy for the past couple of seasons.
What do you think could be the best home for a Midnight, Texas season 3 following tonight’s finale? Share in the comments. (Photo: NBC.)