The Lucy Hale dramedy will not return for Season 2.
May 8, 2018
Some sad news today for fans of Life Sentence, as The CW has officially cancelled the new dramedy after just one season. Star Lucy Hale took to Twitter this morning to share the information with her followers, writing that she is shell shocked by the cancellation but proud of what the show accomplished.
The mid-season entry premiered in March and is currently seven episodes into its 13-episode run. While Hale brings with her a sizeable fan base, the series has struggled to find an audience, with ratings among the lowest in the network's prime time lineup.
Life Sentence follows Stella, a young woman who has spent the last eight years living like she was dying after being diagnosed with cancer. When she learns that she is in remission, Stella is faced with the consequences of the bad decisions she made while living in the moment. With the rest of her life suddenly in front of her, Stella now has a real future to think about.
Six episodes remain until the series finale, which is scheduled to air on June 15.
05/10/18 at 07:47am
I'm sad to see this one go. The dysfunctional family I grew up in pretty much had similar dynamics to the Abbotts. My sister was diagnosed with a disease that, in the 1960's, was thought to be a death sentence. Her life expectancy over the past 50 years has always been something less than a 10 years.
05/09/18 at 04:31pm
This is WHY I don't invest my time into most new CW shows / didn't invest my time into this. I knew off the bat it was getting cancelled. Hope Lucy's next project is a hit!
05/09/18 at 11:57am
I hate to invest in new shows because this happens. Once it changes days it’s just about done for. Could’ve done without the narrative of it. Otherwise I like Lucy Hale. Why waste time when so many new shows just don’t make it
05/09/18 at 07:28am
The whole premise of the show was horrible. I knew this wouldn't last the first time I read what the show was about. Not a shocker.
05/09/18 at 07:10am
I disagree with others. I found this somewhat insulting to anyone who has actually had to deal with mortality issues.
05/09/18 at 04:55am
I had a conversation with my wife's niece a few months ago. She complained that there aren't many shows where people don't die in every episode. That leaves only the "slice of life" type shows like this. It's hard keeping the story moving. The problems of the characters become either too mundane or spin unrealistically out of control. Or worse, they're too much like the viewer's lives and people don't want to watch that.
05/08/18 at 02:55pm
yerawitchSam13, that's what I thought and I'm sure others did as well I was like how long can that last
05/08/18 at 01:48pm
Figured this was the way it was headed. Wife won't be thrilled.
05/08/18 at 01:47pm
This is one of those shows that had a great plot, but the story could have been told in either a movie or mini-series.