The Slap Cancelled Or Renewed for Season 2? Will There Be The Slap Season 2? Is The Slap A One and Done Series?
Current Status: The Slap premiered February 12, 2015. NBC has yet to cancel or renew The Slap for Season 2. Stay tuned to this page for the very latest The Slap Season 2 renewal news. Be the first to know whether The Slap is cancelled, renewed or ended after one season.
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The Slap is an 8-episode series based on the 2011 Australian series of the same name (spanning one season), which in turn is adapted from the 2008 novel by author Christos Tsiolkas.
NBC’s The Slap is billed as a ‘limited series’ (having short seasons), but could end up as a ‘limited-run’ series (‘one and done’ miniseries) if it doesn’t become a ratings/critical hit.
THE SLAP CANCELLED OR RENEWED?
The Slap Cancelled? The Slap Season 2? Watch this space as The Slap attempts to strike the right note with enough viewers to earn a Season 2 renewal:
May 10, 2015 – NBC addresses the status of American Odyssey and A.D. The Bible Continues, saying it will make a decision on the future of both shows after their first seasons have ended. Interestingly, there’s no specific mention of The Slap, which might suggest that the network is now conveniently viewing the low-rated drama as a mini-series rather than a ‘limited series’ as initially promoted. Either way, the fate of The Slap should be officially known once American Odyssey and A.D.‘s futures have been resolved.
May 8, 2015 – NBC announces the majority of its cancellations and renewals for 2015-16, officially axing Constantine and State of Affairs, while leaving The Slap in limbo along with American Odyssey and A.D. The Bible continues, both of which still have episodes to air.
March 21, 2015 – Exec producer Jon Robin Baitz confirms plans for The Slap Season 2, but notes that it all hinges on ratings. With ratings low, a second season is looking distinctly unlikely.
March 6, 2015 – NBC cancels Allegiance with The Slap moving into its 10PM timeslot from March March 12. A possible stay of execution for The Slap, which, while extremely unlikely be renewed, will hope to at least air its entire first season.
March 4, 2015 – NBC entertainment president Robert Greenblatt casts further doubt on the future of The Slap, saying he’s “disappointed” with the show’s ratings performance.
February 13, 2015 – A slap in the face for NBC as the The Slap opens with a low 1.1 demo rating and 5 million viewers. Not that a second season seems wildly necessary, but the network would have hoped for a better start. Nevertheless, NBC are looking on the bright side:
The premiere of “The Slap” (1.1/4 in 18-49, 5.1 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) delivered NBC’s #2 total-viewer result in the time period this season with regularly scheduled programming, despite stiff competition in the slot last night from ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” Fox’s “American Idol” and CBS’s encore “Big Bang Theory.” The only regular programming this season to top last night’s 5.082 million in the slot for “The Slap” was the Jan. 8 “Biggest Loser” (5.094 million).
“The Slap” maintained or increased its rating from half-hour to half-hour in most key measures, including a gain of +17% in women 18-49 (1.2 to 1.4).
The Slap Season 1 Ratings
|Episode||18-49 Key Demo||Viewers (millions)|
|1.08 “Ritchie” (SEASON FINALE)||0.7||3.13|
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The Slap Plot: It’s Hector’s 40th birthday, and his wife is throwing him a big party with lots of friends, family and food for what will undoubtedly be a happy, celebratory day. Or so they think. As Hector tries to navigate family politics, awkward friendships and the younger woman he’s secretly seeing on the side, the built-up tension explodes when Hector’s hotheaded cousin slaps another couple’s misbehaving child. Everyone is understandably stunned, and the party abruptly ends – with the child’s parents vowing legal action as they leave. But what the hosts and guests don’t know is that this moment will ignite a chain of events that will uncover long-buried secrets within this group of friends and family… and vigorously challenge the core values of everyone involved.