It's never easy watching a TV show's fate hang in the balance, not knowing whether or not the current season airing is actually its last. So the fact that NBC has yet to give Aquarius a Season 3 renewal is admittedly somewhat worrisome. Is the network simply waiting until the Aquarius Season 2 finale airs before announcing another seasonal pickup? Possibly. But it could also mean they're waiting to see how the finale fairs in the ratings department before deciding how best to proceed. Season 2 may have started out strong with an average 2.7 million total viewers — a significant improvement from its Season 1 finale (1.1 million total viewers), but according to TVLine, it's down from its freshman run average of 2.8 million. And the fact that it was moved from Thursday to Saturdays isn't all that great of an indicator as well.
Then there's the fact that NBC entertainment president Jennifer Salke told reporters at this year's Television Critics Association summer press tour that a Season 3 renewal would be "tough." Not exactly the most encouraging of sentiments, if you ask me, meaning this murder mystery series' future could very well end up on the network's chopping block like so many others before it.
But let's try not to think about such negative outcomes. After all, it's all in the hands of the network gods now so there's nothing that we can really do about it other than sit and wait it out. And hey, if you're already sitting down, why not distract yourself by finding yet another TV obsession? My motto is that you can only get over one TV addiction by replacing it with another. So if you're looking for something to help fill that Aquarius void during the show's hiatus (temporary or otherwise), here are some great shows you are bound to love...
Mystery. Drama. Infamous serial killers running amuck. It has everything you need to make your horror TV dreams (or rather nightmares) come true.
Then again, maybe you're just a really big David Duchovny, in which case, let me assure you that this is the show for you.
The People V. O.J. Simpson
If you thought the story of Charles Manson was interesting, try your hand at Ryan Murphy's take of the O.J. Simpson trial and see how the most infamous court case in history really played out.
How To Get Away With Murder
If it's the twists and turns you crave in a series, then Annalise and the Keating Five will not disappoint. In fact, they'll leave you guessing up until the very end.
The only thing better than the compelling storyline is the acting itself. But considering the A-list cast this show manages to round up every season, that shouldn't be all that surprising.
I mean, come on. Even Manson would've been scared of this guy.
Cults can be a dangerous thing, which is something that FBI agent Ryan Hardy knows all too well after Joe Carroll, a notorious serial killer, escapes prison with the help of his followers. A solid rule of thumb for this series: trust no one.
Because as the title suggests, there's no better show that deals with delving into the minds of criminals.
Aquarius' future may look bleak, but if the verdict doesn't come out in its favor, at least you know you have plenty of shows to choose from to help ease the pain.
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