Back to Life: Season Three? Has the HBO TV Series Been Cancelled or Renewed Yet?

    Back to Life TV show on Showtime: canceled or renewed for season 3?

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    Vulture Watch

    The Television Vulture is watching the Back to Life TV show on ShowtimeCan Miri truly put the past behind her? Has the Back to Life TV show been cancelled or renewed for a third season on Showtime? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Back to Life, season three. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?  

    What’s This TV Show About?

    Airing on the Showtime cable channel in the United States, Back to Life was created by Daisy Haggard and is written by Haggard and Laura Solon. The show stars Haggard, Geraldine James, Richard Durden, Adeel Akhtar, Jo Martin, Jamie Michie, Christine Bottomley, Juliet Cowan, and Imogen Gurney. After 18 years behind bars, Miri Matteson (Haggard) returns home and stumbles back into adult life in the coastal town she once knew. The mystery of her past continues to follow her and she forms a friendship with Billy (Akhtar), who cares for the elderly woman next door. The second season picks up three weeks after the first season’s finale and Miri continues to reconcile with her past while trying to assimilate and make a new life for herself post-incarceration.

    Season Two Ratings

    The second season of Back to Life averages a 0.01 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 53,000 viewers in the live+same day ratings (includes all DVR playback through 3:00 AM). Compared to season one, that’s down by 67% in the demo and down by 63% in viewership in the live+same day ratings (including DVR playback through 3:00 AM). While these numbers don’t include further delayed or streaming viewing, they are a very good indicator of how a show is performing, especially when compared to others on the same channel. Though other economic factors are involved, the higher-rated shows usually get renewed and the lower-rated ones get cancelled. Find out how Back to Life stacks up against other Showtime TV shows.

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    As of September 14, 2021, Back to Life has not been cancelled or renewed for a third season. Stay tuned for further updates.



    Telly’s Take

    Will Showtime cancel or renew Back to Life for season three? The show originates from BBC in the UK so it likely doesn’t cost Showtime much to air. The traditional ratings in the United States are truly tiny but, if BBC renews the show for a third year, I think Showtime will run it. Haggard has said that she has a clear idea for season three so I think there’s a good chance Back to Life will be renewed overseas. I’ll update this page with breaking developments. Subscribe for free alerts on Back to Life cancellation or renewal news.

    Back to Life Cancellation & Renewal Related Links

    What do you think? Do you hope that the Back to Life TV show will be renewed for a third season? How would you feel if BBC or Showtime cancelled this TV series, instead?

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