The drama is moving to Saturdays once again.
August 3, 2016
It looks like the end of the road could be near for NBC's Aquarius. The ratings-challenged David Duchovny drama is once again being relegated to Saturdays, as it was during its first season. This time around, however, the network is not so optimistic for Season 3.
Fans of Aquarius will remember that back in Season 1, NBC bumped the freshman series over to Saturday nights eight episodes into its run. And while the move was made to offset falling ratings, the show had already been handed an early second-season renewal after a promising start.
The network kept its word and brought the series back for Season 2, which premiered this June on Thursday nights. Once again, though, ratings were disappointing, prompting this latest move to Saturdays, which begins after the Olympics on August 27.
Unfortunately, following the move this time was a not-so-optimistic comment from NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke, who stated that renewing Aquarius for a third season would be "tough". Nothing is official yet, but a comment such as that certainly puts a damper on the show's future.
(Source: TV Line)
09/04/16 at 08:25pm
I've never been a big fan of David Duchovny but I feel this is the perfect roll for him. Absolutely love the show. Like someone else said, they did not give it a fair shot. Would love to see it come back.
08/11/16 at 11:53am
tried the 1st series but it just didnt take stick to x files mulder...
08/09/16 at 12:03pm
I think it's crazy NBC is thinking of dumping this show. Especially after the huge popularity of Emma Cline's novel Girls. Her book has renewed interest in Charles Manson and his Family cult.
08/06/16 at 01:50pm
Watched a few episodes in season and did not care for it. I'm not interested in a Charles Manson story. I'm surprised it got a 2nd season.
08/05/16 at 07:42am
I like this show and am sorry it wasn't given a fair chance. For whatever reason, this show wasn't given much chance from the beginning. The entire first season was available on demand after the pilot aired so that's really not much incentive to watch weekly! This season, it starts up, runs a few episodes and then is pre-empted due to conventions and now because of the olypmics. Then the network seems surprised that the ratings are poor. I really don't understand why networks even bother with these programs that they not only do not support, but seem to be doing their best to assist with failure.
08/04/16 at 07:52pm
.. seems the last half of season 2 is unlikely as well... seriously...
08/04/16 at 08:41am
I'm sorry to see this go. I really love this show. Maybe it's because it's during a time when I was about the age of Manson's girls and they depict the drugs and sexual scene of the time very accurately and it takes me back. Most of us had at least hung out and partied on a commune type of place, but not Manson's. The actors do great, depicting how people dressed and acted back in the day, when anything goes. At least we already know what happens in the end. But, still I'd like to find out if the biracial couple made it and if Sam's son gets out of military jail.