Second Chance

second_chance_fox_cancelledStatus: Cancelled
Aired: 2016 (1 Season Totaling 11 Episodes)
Network: FOX
Starring: Rob Kazinsky. Adhir Kalyan, Dilshad Vadsaria, Ciara Bravo
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Description: A thrilling new action-drama about a man brought back to life by two scientists playing god in the quest to save one of their own lives. Seventy-five-year-old JIMMY PRITCHARD (guest star Philip Baker Hall, “Modern Family,” “Magnolia”) is a shell of his former self. A drinker, a womanizer and a father who always put work before family, Pritchard was forced to resign as L.A. County Sheriff for corrupt conduct more than a decade ago. Now, some 15 unkind years later, he is killed when he stumbles upon a robbery at the home of FBI Agent DUVAL PRITCHARD (Tim DeKay, “White Collar”), one of his two children. But death is surprisingly short for Jimmy, who is brought back to life by billionaire tech-genius twins MARY GOODWIN (Dilshad Vadsaria, “Revenge”) and her brother, OTTO (Adhir Kalyan, “Rules of Engagement”), founders of the social networking empire, Lookinglass. Resurrected as a younger, better version of himself, with physical abilities of which he never dreamed, a re-animated Pritchard (Rob Kazinsky, “True Blood”) is given a second chance at life. What will he do with it? Will he try to repair the damage he did to his family? Will he embrace a new sense of purpose or fall prey to old temptations? – See more at:

Comments: This show was originally titled The Frankenstein Code before changing its name to Lookinglass and then finally Second Chance.

Why Was It Cancelled? This show went through some struggles in production with the name getting changed multiple times and its episode order getting cut. That suggested it was in trouble before it even debuted, but FOX still gave it a chance by giving it American Idol as its lead-in to start out with. But it bowed to poor numbers in that timeslot and the network quickly shuffled it off to Friday nights for a burn-off run before officially announcing its cancellation at season end.

Season to Date (StD) Ratings Results:

Air Date Airings Live+SD Rtg StD Avg Tot Vwrs (M) Live+7 Rtg Cancel Alert
1/13/16 1 1.2 1.2 4.7 n/a Elevated
1/20/16 2 1.0 1.1 3.8 n/a High
1/29/16 3 0.7 1.0 2.2 n/a High
2/5/16 4 0.6 0.9 2.2 1.0 High
2/12/16 5 0.5 0.8 2.1 0.9 High
2/19/16 6 0.6 0.8 2.0 n/a High
2/26/16 7 0.5 0.7 1.8 0.9 High
3/4/16 8 0.5 0.7 2.2 n/a High
3/11/16 9 0.5 0.7 1.9 0.8 High
3/18/16 10 0.5 0.7 1.9 n/a High
3/25/16 11 0.5 0.6 2.1 n/a High

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