The future of NBC’s Constantine still remains in doubt for viewers and the network alike.
In the network’s list of series renewals for the 2015-2016 television season, NBC listed that several of their current shows would come back for another installment. Unfortunately, DC’s chain-smoking mage was not among them.
Now, this isn’t a kiss of death for Constantine. The press release only lists renewals for their highly successful programs, like The Black List, Grimm, and Law and Order. With strong ratings to fall back on, NBC most likely feels confidant enough to announce renewals for those shows early in the year. For a wildcard series like Constantine, NBC is probably still waiting to see if future ratings will justify a second season. It’s likely that they want the entire first season to conclude—which will be on February 13th—before making the final call.
The show’s future has remained in doubt since November last year, when NBC decided not to order a back half to Constantine’s premiere season. NBC tried improving the show’s odds by moving the second half of the season from 10:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Fridays, though they’ve yet to say if the experiment worked or failed.
Expect final judgement on the series to come after the season finale on Friday, February 13th...Just how John Constantine would want it.
Constantine airs this Friday, February 6th, at 8:00 p.m. on NBC.