The legal drama will return for Season 2.
May 11, 2018
ABC announced today that For The People has been renewed for a second season. One of Shondaland's new entries for 2017-2018, the legal drama premiered in March with a 10-episode run.
Through its first eight episodes, the hour-long series hasn't made much of an impact in the ratings. In its 10:00pm time slot on Tuesday nights, it regularly falls behind its competition by a significant margin.
For The People takes place in and around the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Known as The Mother Court, it is home to some of the most high-profile cases in the country. Here, a group of talented young lawyers working on opposite sides of the law spend their days tackling these high-stakes federal cases.
If I had realized this show is part of "Shondaland," I might not have been quite so surprised with the renewal. If ratings don't puck-up, even high power connections may not be enough next season - i.e. The Catch
I am always surprised or maybe confused that so many people watch shows live that time slot competition even matters. I would think total viewers would compare to ALL other shows - not just time block. Apparently people do watch scripted shows live, but the thought of watching all the commercials horrifies me!