Harper's Island is over, but is it sunk for good?

Harper's Island is over, but is it OVER over? That was the general consensus early on, when CBS swept the poor ratings performer from its prime Thursday-night slot to the less-desirable Saturday-night lineup.

But a funny thing happened on the way to the finale: Viewers came back. Now, we're not saying the show put up gaudy numbers, but in this day of ADD, video games, and online viewing, a bump in ratings is always a shock. The finale drew 3.84 million viewers, the most the show had seen in months (the number was still below the series average -- Harper's got off to a quick start, inflating the average viewers stat).

Harper's Island won over its few viewers and critics with a popcorn-movie premise -- a group of good-looking kids get killed off one-by-one in gruesome ways, with the murderer finally being revealed in the season finale. Sounds good to me. Unfortunately, it still looks like Harper's is done. According to EW.com, which cites insiders close to the show, there is "no chance" for a second season of Harper's Island.

But Harper's has a unique formula which could see it live on. Each season of the series is self-contained -- it wasn't meant to use the same cast and setting in potential subsequent seasons. In fact, producers said if the show did get a second run, it would involve an entirely new set of characters in a whole new murder mystery. Consequently, relaunching the series would be a piece of cake at any point in time.

CBS probably wasn't the best fit for the young-skewing program. Perhaps Harper's Island could live on somewhere else -- maybe as a refugee on a smaller network or as an online series.

If you missed Harper's Island the first time around or just want to rewatch your favorite moments, TV.com has full episodes from season one!

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I liked the show really much. Would love to see new season for it.
Maybe abby would have a new life somewhere and when she least expecting
someone is starting the murders once more..
Sounds bit like scream...
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Really liked this show, Hope it does get a 2nd season, Like I always say, I do not think they take into account the full amout of people watching on web and DVR's, I always TIVO my 1st choice and watch live my 2nd choice, So I Know they don't count my viewing choices.
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yes it was way too apparent that henry was the bad guy...well cast,but slasher as series???better to end with 13 or so and go to new format...i'm done with the island...2 stars...hope to see the cast in other series soom esp henry(name?)he has been in 2 other series that did not last -jake 2.0 and odyssey 5...
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i enjoyed the series. I knew from ep 4 that Henry was the killer there was something to goodis about him. Not one could see in another series. Please bring back Eli Stone or Dirty Sexy money better yet bring back The Unit
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I think the show was pretty good but never think of it as continuing one. Always thought of it as a mini series. Now if they are thinking of another season, I rather have The Unit back.
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This show got surprisingly good somewhere around episode 8. I curse whoever says otherwise! I hope Harper's Island can live on on another network, maybe even online. If not please bring on more shows like this.
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i hope it's gone, it was a bad show from the start
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they dug themselves a bigger hole after letting The Unit go. No surprise Harper's island didn't do good..
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I didn't like the show in the beginning, but for some reason I kept turning in and it really came up real fast in quality.
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The show started of good but slow and then after episode 5 became awesome. The finale was just great and answered all the questions. I really think the viewers (10 million for ep 1) should have stuck with the show right till the end because the pay off was more than satisfying (even though I guessed who the killer was several episodes back). Season 2 with a relaunch would be perfect, maybe on the CW network.
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I really liked it. They gave up after 2 shows and moved it to Saturday. Network executives never stick by a product and are too reactionary to shows.
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I watched the show and thought it was fair. I won't watch another season though. I only really finished it out because everything else is on hiatus. If they try to put this in the fall schedule it will fail.
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i dont cre bout the rest, but i surely enjoyed this series from beginning to the finale...bring it on back with a new cast for a new murder mystery...been a long time since they had a gud show like Harper's Island
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I want it to come back for another season. I enjoyed the first.
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I hope it will be back and that Showtime or Hbo pick it up. It would be great.
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Be great if someone aired this show
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Be great if someone aired this show
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