FX Renews The Bridge for Season 2

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The Bridge Renewed FX’s The Bridge is in no danger of collapsing: The cabler has renewed the Demian Bichir-Diane Kruger drama for a 13-episode second season.

Ratings for the rookie series have shot up 89 percent when Live +7 data is factored in. Season-to-date, The Bridge is drawing 3.65 million total viewers and 1.68 million Adults 18-49.

The show’s Season 1 finale airs Oct. 2.

TVLine’s Cable Renewal Scorecard has been updated to reflect the Bridge pickup.

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Comments (42)

  • Happy to hear the good news and more Diane Kruger (smokin’ hot).

    Comment by Flacco Kaepernick – September 24, 2013 11:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Bridge has been amazing this is great news.

    Comment by d4h8a15r16m23a42 – September 24, 2013 11:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • SO glad! Have been really enjoying this show!! I always get nervous to start with a new show b/c they seem to get canceled so quickly these days.

    Comment by Stephanie – September 24, 2013 11:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I am Soooooooooooo GLAD that “The Bridge” is being renewed!! :-D It is a super show! Thank you, FX!

    Comment by Sally Sauter – September 24, 2013 11:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The last few eps have really been tugging the ol’ heart strings. Great TV, happy to hear about the renewal.

    Comment by wrstlgirl – September 24, 2013 11:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Ohh, last week’s episode was draining for me to watch because it was so full of emotion. Hate for Hastings for his evil smirk, grief for Marco knowing that he will be carrying around the guilt for the rest of his life and sadness for Sonya, especially during the hospital scene when she wanted so desperately to help Marco.

      Great acting, so happy that its coming back.

      Comment by Marc – September 24, 2013 12:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Happy to hear this! We have really enjoyed this season.

    Comment by Bobbi – September 24, 2013 11:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • any news about the Glades, any other network interest? I will really miss this show.

    Comment by Terry Delp – September 24, 2013 11:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Well, Demian Bichir is amazing and deserves a wider audience. And the supporting cast is good; the setting is different. Now if only Diane Kruger could get a handle on her character and make her seem like someone who actually could be a police officer ANYwhere in the real world.

    Comment by Lyn – September 24, 2013 11:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Good thing!

    Comment by Rusty – September 24, 2013 11:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • “The Bridge” is excellent television. Thank you FX for renewing.

    Comment by Jerry – September 24, 2013 11:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I thought it was only a one shot run. Glad to hear it will be back. Really do like this show. Not sure what they will do with season 2 though…

    Comment by Kim OQuinn – September 24, 2013 11:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • best news ever!!

    Comment by Steph – September 24, 2013 11:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Great news! I love this show.

    Comment by Aimee – September 24, 2013 11:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Love this show. Happy it’s been renewed!

      Comment by Lucy – September 24, 2013 12:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

    Comment by Amy – September 24, 2013 11:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’ve enjoyed it for the most part, but the writing needs to improve. Some of the plotlines were all over the place. Bichir is no doubt the biggest draw, although I have been enjoying seeing Ted Levine again. I’m kind of neutral on Kruger, although I know that many people don’t like her portrayal. Maybe next season will iron out some of these issues. I hope so because I like the premise of border issues.

    Comment by mandy – September 24, 2013 12:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • good news; truly a well acted and written show

    Comment by Rich Brayer – September 24, 2013 12:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Need a better plot for season 2.

    Comment by Shaun – September 24, 2013 12:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Not for nothing, the performances were stellar, but it is almost word-for-word identical to the Danish version Bron/Broen. So there’s no original writing here, I’d even go as far as to say that the cast ensemble of the Danish show did it much better. But that’s just my own humble opinion

    Comment by lalaland2013 – September 24, 2013 12:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YES!!!!!!!!! I kept combing the internet looking for news about this and finally! Thank you FX.

    Comment by Marc – September 24, 2013 12:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I have been waiting for this news since the third episode. LOVE this show!!

    Comment by Becky – September 24, 2013 12:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • That’s it, I have lost my faith in TV.
    This show is a joke, the plot make no sense and Diane Kruger is the worst actress on TV. But the’ll probably get an Emmy.

    Comment by git – September 24, 2013 01:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Diane Kruger is doing exactly what she is supposed to be doing which is to playing the role of a police detective with Asperger’s Syndrome. You witness her constant struggle to connect with victims who she is trying to help and her inability to have personal relationships. I find her perfomance realistic and convincing because she plays Sonya as a woman who recognizes that she does not connect with people the way that others do, but does not carry that knowledge around like some shroud. She is who she is and she tries, despite not always succeeding.

      Comment by Marc – September 24, 2013 01:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I know people with Asperger’s Syndrome, and that’s not how they act. She plays a robot, a bitchy robot, and she does it with over acting.
        It’s painful to watch her trying to act, and it’s kind of insulting to people who really have Asperger’s Syndrome and it puts them in a bad light.

        Comment by git – September 24, 2013 02:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I know people with Asperger’s syndrome who act EXACTLY like Sonya. what? you don’t know everything there is to know about Asperger’s? I’m SHOCKED.

          Comment by kate – September 24, 2013 02:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Asperger’s Syndrome affects people in different ways and to varying degrees. The people that you know do NOT serve as a template for what people with Asperger’s must behave like. The fact that Diane Kruger’s portrayal as a woman with Asperger’s is different from what you know does not make her portrayal incorrect, it’s just revealing another level of the syndrome, adding the unpredictable nature of Sonya’s job which can throw someone with Asperger’s off their routine makes her situation an even more tenable one. Diane Kruger has successfully been playing this role from the start.
          And if you’ve watched every episode like I have, you’d realize that she is far from robotic either. When she is faced with unexpected difficulties you can sense her struggle and confusion trying to decipher what the ‘correct’ or needed response is supposed to be. Last week’s episode is the biggest example of this.

          Comment by Marc – September 24, 2013 03:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Great news. I hope they expand Adriana’s role next season (assuming she survives this one).

    Comment by Roni – September 24, 2013 01:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Diane Kruger is not “the worst actress on television.” Her character has Asperger’s Syndrome, a form of autism, and she does a credible job portraying the character. Glad for the renewal. I’ve been through that economically depressed (and depressing) area of the border several times and the series made me feel I was right back there. The storyline was honest about the lack of interest (or lack of resources) by Mexican authorities in the number of women and young girls murdered there; it’s been an ongoing problem for years. Now, if only A&E would get off the fence and renew Longmire, I’d be a happy camper.

    Comment by arial2 – September 24, 2013 01:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Agreed! Not sure why all the Kruger hate, I think she’s been doing an awesome job with the character.

      Comment by TL – September 24, 2013 01:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • +2 on Diane Kruger. That was definitely an emmy-worthy performance. And props to the show’s makeup staff who turned one of the world’s most beautiful women into a very average looking policewoman with major dark circles under her eyes. And her Asperger’s portrayal is spot on.

        Comment by RichieS – September 24, 2013 01:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That’s the problem, people think that because she plays a character with Asperger’s Syndrome it’s ok that she acts like this. IT’S NOT!
      That is not an accurate description of Asperger’s, that’s just a bad actress playing like a robot and moves her eyes a lot.
      Watch the original, even watch just gifs of the original and you’ll see how that character suppose to act. There is a difference between “I don’t understand what I did/said wrong” and “I don’t care what I did/said wrong”… The first one describes Asperger’s Syndrome, the second one describes bitchy people…. And Diane is the second one.
      You can’t use the Asperger’s excuse to justify her bad acting.

      Comment by git – September 24, 2013 02:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I know a person with Asperger’s that acts just like her. By the way, have you watched “Inglourious Basterds”? Diane is definitely not a bad actress.

        Comment by Mark – September 24, 2013 02:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Oy vey! Seriously git, how many people do YOU know with Aspergers? If you can answer that you know every single person in the world with Aspergers and NONE of them behave the way that Diane Kruger is playing Sonya then maybe you’d have a valid point, but like others have stated, they know real people who behave like Sonya does. But to say that people with Aspergers do not act this specific way or that is INCORRECT because the symptoms are recognized on a spectrum therefore there are varying degrees. Some individual may be considered as only moderate while others have more pronounced symptoms.

        Comment by Marc – September 24, 2013 03:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I know about 17 people with Asperger’s Syndrome, they are all in a special program with my cousin. And some of them act close to how Diane does on the show.
          Like I said, Asperger’s Syndrome is more “I don’t KNOW what I did/said wrong”, the vibe Diane bring to the table is “I don’t CARE what I did/said wrong”. It’s a slight difference in behavior, but it makes a HUGE difference.
          But don’t worry she’ll probably win an Emmy

          Comment by git – September 24, 2013 06:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • that’s the vibe YOU get. I don’t get that vibe at all. it’s plain how hard she tries. maybe YOUR observational skills could use some work.

            Comment by kate – September 25, 2013 05:53 PM PDT  
    • Totally agree about Longmire. One of my faves. Great show. Glad THE BRIDGE was renewed. Also one of my faves. I am really sorry about KING & MAXWELL. Really enjoyed the characters. Will be missed. But THE BRIDGE is so different from regular programming, we are being spoiled. We expect more than the REALITY! shows and the formulaic sit-coms. Although I do have an aversion to 1/2 hour shows anyway. I am trying Trophy Wife and Mom, simply because I loved West Wing and the actors involved are 2 of my favorites.

      Comment by Roses C – September 26, 2013 09:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Awesome news.

    Comment by Dick Whitman – September 24, 2013 01:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So glad to learn this show has been renewed! I don’t get the criticism of Diane Kruger’s portrayal. think she’s awesome and her talent is worthy of award recognition.

    Comment by Linderella – September 24, 2013 05:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love. This. Show! I’ve really enjoyed Demian Bichir and it’s been awesome to see Matthew Lillard from week to week. I’ve loved him since Scream and I think he’s terribly underrated.

    Comment by Aprilcot – September 25, 2013 08:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • awesome show. we need more excellent tv like this… great acting and story line thanks FX!!!

    Comment by GARY – September 29, 2013 08:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

    Comment by audi – November 21, 2013 02:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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