Returning, 2nd Season Airs 2017
Timeslot: Fridays 10 PM EST
Premiere: Summer 2017
Network: Cinemax
Starring: Liam Cunningham, Hermione Norris, Amy Manson, Daniel Mays
Series Website: www.cinemax.com/outcast/

Description:  OUTCAST follows Kyle Barnes, a young man who has been plagued by possession since he was a child. Now an adult, he embarks on a journey to find answers but what he uncovers could mean the end of life on Earth as we know it.  Cinemax.com

Status: (Updated 4/14/18) Cinemax has set July 10th as the premiere date for the second season of this show which will be over two years after the first season debuted. I know it has become quite common these days for shows to have long hiatuses between seasons, often over a year or more, but the second season of Outcast was actually completed over a year ago and aired internationally starting in April of 2017. Deadline Hollywood talked with network exec Kary Antholis about the show who commented that it is expensive to produce and since they waited so long to air the second season in the U.S., options for the cast members have lapsed. Antholis did say “In success, we left open the possibility that we could have a conversation about figuring out a way to bring it back”. But that hardly sounds like the network is committed to the show. It barely registered in the ratings during its first season, nor did it generate mcuh buzz. At this point it certainly seems that the network has decided to air out the second season and move on to other projects.

Season to Date (StD) Ratings Results:

Air Date Airings Live+SD Rtg StD Avg Tot Vwrs (M) Live+7 Rtg Cancel Alert
6/3/16 1 0.06 0.1 0.5 n/a Renewed
6/10/16 2 0.07 0.1 0.2 n/a Renewed
6/17/16 3 0.06 0.1 0.2 n/a Renewed
6/24/16 4 0.06 0.1 0.2 n/a Renewed
7/1/16 n/a Preempted 0.1 0.2 n/a Renewed
7/8/16 5 0.05 0.1 0.1 n/a Renewed
7/15/16 6 0.08 0.1 0.2 n/a Renewed
7/22/16 7 0.05 0.1 0.2 n/a Renewed
7/29/16 8 0.06 0.1 0.2 n/a Renewed
8/5/16 9 0.06 0.1 0.1 n/a Renewed
8/12/16 10 0.06 0.1 0.2 n/a Renewed

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