The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and their pals at the APD will have more cases to solve, now that ABC’s Will Trent has been renewed for Season 2.
Season to date, the freshman drama is averaging 6.1 million total viewers and a 0.6 demo rating (with Live+7 playback). Out of the 10 dramas that ABC has aired this TV season, it ranks No. 3 in total audience (trailing only The Rookie and Grey’s Anatomy) and ties The Good Doctor for fourth in the demo.
And out of all freshman broadcast series airing this TV season, it delivers the fourth-largest audience, behind CBS’ Fire Country, East New York and So Help Me Todd.
ABC itself notes that Will Trent is the network’s most-watched series in the Tuesday 10 pm hour since Big Sky during the 2020-21 season, and that it has improved the time slot over the comparable weeks last season by 143% in total viewers and 25% in the demo.
Title star and producer Ramón Rodríguez said in a statement, “We’re so thankful to our ABC and Hulu fans for joining us on this wild ride and watching Will Trent.
“When we set out to bring the series to television screens, we wanted to do justice to the gritty, thrilling world that Karin Slaughter created with her bestselling book series,” Rodríguez continued. “Liz Heldens, Dan Thomsen and the creative team have developed complex and nuanced characters that people are relating to on a human level — and it hasn’t hurt having our little star, Betty [a Chihuahua played by Bluebell], on the call sheet. We’re so excited for the opportunity to dive deeper into these stories with Season 2.”
TVLine’s broadcast-TV renewal scorecard has been thusly updated.
Will Trent continues its season tonight at 10 pm with a “way out there” episode previewed wonderfully for TVLine by Erika Christensen. Its freshman finale will air Tuesday, May 2.
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I love show
Best news of the day!!! I love the show. This gives me more reason to read the book series.
Books are excellent but very different.
Books are normally different from the TV series.
If you like this show, do not read the books. The books are fabulous and the show completely diverts from the books. The characters in the books do not match in any way to the show. Except Betty……I was so disappointed in this show.
Yay! Fantastic news.
It’s a great show with likable, if severely damaged characters.
Surprised, but happy,
It is good news.
Now please renew the company you keep.
I like that show too..hope they renew it.
I totally agree
And Big Sky
I love this series. This might just be my number-one show.
I love Will Trent and Betty! So called to hear its renewed. Great new dhow.
Excellent news – so happy!
HALLELUJAH!!!! This made my day!!!! I’ve been waiting to hear this news. This is the best new show I’ve seen in a while and I am SO glad it has been renewed. Keep up the good work Will Trent show and producers!!
This is excellent news. I’ve been really impressed by the quality and gritty realism (without pandering) of this show so far. The performances are stunning – Bluebell included.
BEST news all day!!!
I LOVE that show!
Love Will Trent & so happy its finally Bern renewed . Why is ABC always last in announcing renewals? They also finally announced today that the veteran show The Rookie has been renewed. Nothing yet about Rookie Feds though.
Great news on WT…we continue to watch The Rookie despite the fact that it is not as good as earlier seasons. But PLEASE do not renew Rookie Feds…poor writing, only a couple of decent characters and an embarassment to the real FBI. If it is renewed the next thing will be a cleavage baring Kevlar vest.
Very Happy to hear this. I have been enjoying this show.
Maybe I’ll watch it over the summer since it’s getting a second season.
This is my favorite show.. very excited to see it renewed!! Now why isn’t tvline recapping this awesome show.???
This was the only new network show this season that I picked up so I’m glad.
I’m SO glad!! I LOVE this show!!
So glad Will Trent is getting a second season! Great characters, good casting, witty dialogue, quality filming in Atlanta, Ga. Network TV at its best.
YAY! Love this show!
I was so excited when I saw the headline “Will Trent renewed”. It has good ratings but it took so long for ABC to announce this that I was worried. I love Will Trent and Ramon Rodriquez. The whole cast is good and likeable. And who doesn’t love Betty! This is just such an uplifting and thoroughly enjoyable show. Thank you ABC for giving us the gift of Will Trent.
Never been so happy for a renewal in a long time! Great show.
Yay!!! I love Will Trent. So happy it’s been renewed.