Is Scream renewed for a season 4 over at VH1, or should we presume the Scream: Resurrection finale tonight to be the end of the road?
Trying to gauge the long-term success of the series before even the finale airs can prove itself to be a difficult task; yet, CarterMatt is going to try and take on. Let’s just not say that we’re altogether optimistic that you’re going to have many more chances to see the series on the air.
The bad news is that due to some delays in ratings reporting (it often happens at around the time of the Fourth of July holiday), we haven’t seen a lot of comprehensive ratings information about Scream: Resurrection just yet. Unfortunately, it’s hard to have a lot of optimism. This is a summer event series, billed that way mostly because the quick turnaround from when it was announced to when it aired. It’s an event that you had to make a quick RSVP for and there wasn’t a whole lot of promotion. At this point, we should just be lucky in the first place that the show even came out after sitting for so long on the shelf without a proper premiere date. Originally, it was intended to air on MTV before it made the jump over to VH1.
The sad truth for Scream is that MTV and VH1 aren’t heavily immersed within the world of making scripted content these days and unless this show comes out and shocks the world with its DVR numbers and the like, there’s no real incentive for them to keep it going. Because season 3 did film so long ago, it would be hard to get this cast back together for anything more down the road.
Update: The premiere actually generated a 0.4 in the 18-49 demographic, a better performance than expected … but we’re still unsure regarding its future. We’d like to see more — let’s make that clear!
Could you reinvent Scream again?
In theory, sure — because this is a franchise that has a little bit of nostalgia and a loyal following, we feel like it never has to go away entirely. It could wait until someone has a new twist to the idea and then tries to bring it back. We’re just not altogether sure that it will since it would need the perfect network partner and also a worthwhile premise. It may play a little bit better on a streaming service, mostly because horror is one of those genres where you want to dive into the end product all at once. You don’t want to wait around for bits and pieces of it.
Do you want to see Scream renewed for a season 4?
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