No. of Season: 2
ABC opted not to renew For Life for a third season. While the network didn’t offer an explanation for its decision to cancel the legal drama, series star Nicholas Pinnock blamed the show’s soft ratings for its untimely demise. Season 2 of the Hank Steinberg-created series only averaged a 0.35 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 1.8 million viewers ― down by 38% in the demo and down by 26% in viewership from season 1.
“I am in no way bitter with ABC for not renewing For Life for a third season,” the actor tweeted last May. “ABC has been nothing but supportive of our show, and has championed it from the start. So I won’t have you bad-mouthing them. I can tell you firsthand how great they have been to me and to our show. Sadly, the live audience numbers didn’t reflect and equal the social media attention. The catch-up numbers were really good, but that doesn’t fit the model of a network show.”
Loosely based on the true story of New Jersey lawyer Isaac Wright Jr., For Life tells the story of Aaron Wallace (Pinnock) who has been sentenced to life in prison for a crime he did not commit. While incarcerated, he becomes a lawyer and works as a defense attorney for others while striving to get his own sentence overturned.