Renewal hopes for US Secrets & Lies
The US remake of Hoodlum’s Secrets & Lies ended its run on the ABC network with the series' highest ever ratings, which surely increases the chances of renewal.
Aired at 9 pm on Sunday, the finale drew 6.4 million viewers and was No. 1 in the 25-54 demographic.
The crime thriller was second in its timeslot behind CBS’s The Good Wife, which had 8.31 million viewers, beating Fox’s Family Guy and NBC’s AD: The Bible Continues.
The premiere of the 10-part series starring Ryan Phillippe, Juliette Lewis, KaDee Strickland, Aussie Indiana Evans and Belle Shouse had 4.9 million viewers.
Deadline.com said the prospects of a second season pick-up look promising, noting, “Part of the consideration of whether Secrets & Lies will come back will undoubtedly be that its finale was up 13% over its 2-hour March 1 debut in the 18-49 demo.”'
On Twitter Phillippe indicated he won't be returning; however Lewis' character Detective Andrea Cornell presumably will anchor future seasons.
There’s no word yet on an Australian broadcast deal for the series produced by ABC Studios, Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment and Hoodlum.