Attention passengers, Manifest is coming in for a landing.
TVLine has confirmed that the supernatural/sci-fi/family drama has been cancelled at NBC, and will end with Season 3 (which aired its cliffhanger-filled finale on June 10). Showrunner Jeff Rake, in turn, has expressed his hope to land the Warner Bros. TV production on another outlet; get details.
Manifest Season 3 averaged a little more than 3 million total weekly viewers and not quite a 0.5 demo rating (in Live+Same Day numbers) — down 21 and 31 percent from its sophomore run. Out of the 14 dramas that NBC aired this TV season, it ranked No. 7 in the demo (besting, among others, the renewed New Amsterdam and The Blacklist) and 10th in total audience.
After two seasons of teases and dangled loose threads, Manifest aimed to give viewers much more to chew on with Season 3. “I think that the audience is going to feel satisfied in that this is a very eventful season,” showrunner Jeff Rake told TVLine ahead of the premiere. “I know that at times in Season 1 or Season 2 was the show was accused, with love, of not moving the ball forward enough, that the burn was too slow. Well, my strong suspicion is that Season 3 will not be accused of that. There is a lot of forward momentum, a lot of card turns, and a lot of big surprises. It will be a very satisfying experience for people who are anxious for stuff to happen.”
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