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Possible Cancellation

In May of 2017, if it was announced that the show would not be coming back on for a third season.[1][2] It is said that the cancellation can only be considered the fault of the network, since the debut of the series' second season appeared nearly a year and a half after the series' first, causing slightly diminished interest in the series.


There are currently no plans for a third season of the American version of "Secrets and Lies".

Based on the cliffhanger ending of the series' second season, the possibility of a third season if definitely within reach. In fact, the website Enstarz created an article in December 2015 entitled 'Secrets and Lies' Season 3 Renewal: EP Previews Potential Of New Season, Dishes On Season 2 Cliffhanger [VIDEO] [3] and the website iTechPost created an article entitled 'Secrets And Lies' Season 3: Cornell Might Be The Next Victim? Showrunner Talks About Possible Series Renewal [4]

We can hope that nothing happens to Juliette Lewis' character Andrea Cornell, as that would be a devastating blow for the show. Not as much, per se, as a quote from Channing Dungey, entertainment president of the ABC Network in a January 2017 article on Deadline entitled ABC Boss On Future Of ‘Secrets & Lies’, Possible Endgame For ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ [5].

The article reveals as follows:

Secrets & Lies, ABC’s anthology murder mystery, launched in March 2015. It showed enough promise, hitting its stride towards the end and delivering series highs with the finale, to earn a second-season renewal. But the second season was left off the network’s midseason 2016 schedule. When Channing Dungey took over the entertainment president job in early 2016, she opted to hold Season 2 until the fall for a proper launch. The long wait may have hurt the series, whose ratings went down, making a third season a very long shot at best.

Of course it did. The paragraph follows up with a quote from Ms. Dungey:

“I love Secrets & Lies, but I think it’s probably less likely (for the show to come back),” Dungey told Deadline at TCA. “The bummer for me is, I actually held it for the fall. When I stepped into this role and saw the creative, I actually thought it was really strong and I said, we should hold it til the fall and give it the best opportunity. I wish that it had been last year in the season. It was off the air for too long to have held its audience.”

Was Season 2 really the end of this fantastic series? Will fans never know the true fate of Andrea Cornell after the heart-racing Season 2 finale, all because of a bad decision made by a new network president? Will Season 3 ever become a reality. Only time will tell. Keep bugging the network and never underestimate the power of millions of fans coming together to persuade the network into keeping the show on the air. You just never know what might happen.

The Secrets and Lies Wiki will keep you updated on the status of any possible third season.







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