Aired: 2015-18, 3 Seasons Totaling 30 Episodes
Starring: Bruce Campbell, Jill Marie Jones, Ray Santiago, Dana Delorenzo, Lucy Lawless
Series Website: www.starz.com/originals/ashvsevildead/
Description: Ash has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead until a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind and Ash becomes mankind’s only hope. IMDb.com
Comments: This is a direct continuation of the Evil Dead movies with Bruce Campbell reprising his role as Ash and Sam Raimi onboard as executive producer.
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Why Was it Cancelled? This show’s ratings were notably down in its third year, but then it has gone up against stiff competition, particularly The Walking Dead, for much of the year. But its fate was already in doubt because the third season had a delayed start and debuted in February of 2018 as opposed to the expected Fall 2017 bow. Series star Bruce Campbell had previously made a comment that they might do a fourth film if the show was cancelled after its third season, but later retracted that saying that Ash was probably done if the show was cancelled. Campbell did send out a final tweet thanking Starz for the opportunity to revisit the character:
Ash Vs Evil Dead has been the ride of a lifetime. Ash Williams was the role of a lifetime.
I will always be grateful to Starz, Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and our tireless fans for the opportunity to revisit the franchise that launched our careers. Thank you! ? pic.twitter.com/oNmTopS1Ab
— Bruce Campbell (@GroovyBruce) April 20, 2018
Fans do have an online petition to keep the show going and will likely now start to lobby other networks to pick it up now that Starz has cancelled it. But since Campbell has claimed that he is officially retired as Ash, so it is unlikely we will see a continuation of the series or another movie.
Season to Date (StD) Ratings Results:
|Air Date||Airings||Live+SD Rtg||StD Avg||Tot Vwrs (M)||Live+7 Rtg||Status|
|3/18/18||4||0.06||0.1||0.2||n/a||On the Bubble|
|3/25/18||5||0.10||0.1||0.2||n/a||On the Bubble|
|4/1/18||6||0.07||0.1||0.2||n/a||On the Bubble|
|4/8/18||7||0.06||0.1||0.1||n/a||On the Bubble|
2016-17 Season Ratings Results:
|Air Date||Airings||Live+SD Rtg||StD Avg||Tot Vwrs (M)||Live+7 Rtg||Cancel Alert|
2015-16 Season Ratings Results:
|Air Date||Airings||Live+SD Rtg||StD Avg||Tot Vwrs (MM)||Live+7 Rtg||Cancel Alert|