FX (ended 2008)
It appears that everyone has forgotten that there was a writers strike...The strike pushed the series start date back, the strike cut the 2nd season short (Down to 7) and pushes the start of Season 3 back as well.
It hasn't been confirmed, as far as I know, that The Riches will be renewed but assuming it is, it will likely be at least 13 episodes long and would probably start in Winter of 08 or early 09 (My guess).
FX is pretty good about sticking to a series but The Riches will either have to gain in the marketing department or how the ratings spike a bit more otherwise it could be a bubble series, IMHO...Seems crazy I know considering how strong a series it is, but it is, after all, all about money (The networks).
Ratings have been fairly bad this season, unfortunately. But I think FX will bring this and Dirt back next year because:
1) We only got half a season and FX owes it to the fans to produce at least the last 6 episodes that they originally ordered.
2) Like DakotaGirl said, FX has been good with sticking with their shows. Since I started watching the network a few years ago, they haven't cancelled any shows that I watched, no matter how low the ratings got (Dirt, Riches, especially Damages with the really low ratings that got).
3) FX doesn't have any new shows lined up for this year or possibly most of next year because of the strike. We would've heard by now if they were picking up a pilot. So they would need additional programming for next year, seeing how The Shield is ending.
The second season of Dirt has already aired! There were only 7 shows. It has not been renewed for a third season.
Before panic starts that Dirt was cancelled, I'll rephrase what you wrote and say it has not yet been renewed for a third season. If Dirt is cancelled, you can pretty much count on Riches being cancelled as well, ratings were much worse.
I found this on Wikipeida
Dirt and the Riches have had ratings decrease significantly since their first seasons last year.
Some weeks viewers were barely over 1 million. The shows has yet to be announced for a third season.
|Just a quick update for anyone who has not seen the latest news: http://www.tv.com/the-riches/show/68406/story/10817.html?tag=story_list;title;0 Seems like both Dirt & The Riches are to get a 3rd season after all.|
At first, I wouldn't read much into that. But now that both seasons are done, this sort of makes me more optimistic if both shows coming back because if both shows were on longer, they could've gotten better ratings. But they weren't given that chance.
All I know is as of last week, no decision about new seasons have been made. So I really hope FX makes the right choice.