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Is Deputy canceled or renewed for Season 2 on FOX? Here’s what we know so far

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Actor Steven Dorff leads a very strong Deputy cast during Season 1. Pic credit: FOX

Deputy canceled rumors are starting to surface as the show continues Season 1 on FOX. The new drama premiered in January and has struggled a bit to find regular viewers on Thursday night.

The show stars actor Stephen Dorff as Sheriff Bill Hollister. The character was a Los Angeles deputy when the acting sheriff died, thrusting him into a job that he never wanted.

Other notable members of the Deputy cast include Yara Martinez as Dr. Paula Reyes, Brian Van Holt as Detective Cade Ward, Bex Taylor-Klaus as Deputy Brianna Bisho, and Mark Moses as Undersheriff Jerry London.

They did a really good job putting together the Deputy cast, and it has led to some really good episodes as the heroes of the show try to stop crimes and criminals each week.

It is also a format that allows for notable guest stars — like when David Arquette guest-starred in Episode 6.

Deputy ratings on FOX

The time slot on Thursday nights is doing Deputy no favors, as it has to go up against Grey’s Anatomy on ABC, Will & Grace at NBC, and Mom at CBS. Thursday nights are tough at other time slots as well.

It was estimated that about 3.3 million viewers tuned in for Deputy Episode 7 on February 20. That compares to about six million viewers for Grey’s Anatomy and 6.29 million viewers for Mom.

What makes it even worse is that in the key demographic of viewers aged 18-49, Deputy falls even further behind, scoring less than half the numbers at ABC.

On the season, Deputy is averaging just 3.66 million viewers per episode. That’s not very good for a one-hour drama. But there is some good news buried in everything.

Deputy appears to do very well in the Live+7 Day ratings. That specific rating takes into account the live viewers as well as the views an episode receives over the next seven days.

That can come from OnDemand viewing or from people watching a recorded episode on their DVRs.

Through the first six episodes, Deputy is averaging almost 6.5 million total viewers when looking at the Live+7 Day ratings. Those numbers are good enough to deserve a renewal, especially if the bottom-line costs for the network aren’t too high.

Is Deputy canceled or renewed for Season 2 on FOX?

So far, FOX has not revealed specific information about the future of Deputy. For viewers and fans who want to make sure that the network gives strong consideration to Deputy Season 2, be sure to tune in for the next new episode.

Deputy has not been canceled, but a bump in ratings could certainly help. Otherwise, it’s going to be at risk of not getting renewed as FOX tries to figure out shows for next fall and winter 2021.

Deputy airs Thursday nights at 9/8c on FOX.

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25 thoughts on “Is Deputy canceled or renewed for Season 2 on FOX? Here’s what we know so far”

  1. I am wondering what fox is doing. they cancel all the good shows and leave the junk Deputy is a great show. We need more common sense shows like Deputy that shows that someone can stand up for what they believe is right and win just sayin

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  2. Like Longmire-911-Swat…but Deputy…beats them all…the cast is great…im so looking forward to binge watching this first season all over again. my wife & I record this and watch during dinner Friday night…so please don’t let the number of viewers the night it’s on sway your decision…everyone is busy we watch when we can. I am 59 and my favorite show is “Deputy”. Thanks

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  3. DEPUTY needs to stay on for season 2. It’s much much better then greys anatomy or mom. We were so pleased watching this series. We’ve grown to really like the characters. It gives you a big change from regular “cop” shows or comedy sitcoms. It’s a very good drama that makes you wish that it was more than an hour long. Hardly wanting to wait until the next week. Very very great show. Please keep it on. Thank you

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  4. My husband and I really enjoy Deputy. We DVR it usually, so, as someone else noted, counting live viewership is misleading. The cast is excellent and the plots pretty realistic, although Bill is more like a superhero than a real cop. But don’t we need superheros? Really hope Fox renews it.

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  5. Love the tv show Deputy!!!!! Great story line and good action. I really hope Fox continues the Deputy. I look forward to watching the show everyweek.

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  6. The Deputy is a fantastic, action packed show! We need more role models like this with good values! We love this show! Please renew for Season 2 and beyond!

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  7. I love Deputy, it’s a great show. It better not be cancelled. Dump the old shows and keep Deputy.
    There are 2 episodes when they are inside and outside of Silva Saloon. It’s not in LA like they want you to think. It’s in Bernaillio, NM about 4 miles from my house, been there many times.

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  8. LEAVE THIS SHOW ON ,,, IT IS A GREAT SHOW I HAVE BINGED WATCHED IT ALMOST THREE TIME,, IF THE TIME SLOT IS THE PROBLEM THEN MOVE IT TO MONDAY NIGHTS OR A WEEKEND,, STOP CANCELING GREAT SHOWS,, YOU DID THE SAME THING TO LUCIFER AND IT WENT TO NETFLIX,, REALLY STOP

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  9. This is the only show that I have followed past the second episode in quite a few years . . . it will be a shame if it does not last until multi-seasons.

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  10. Please do not cancel. Story line is original and different than competitive shows even those not of the same subject material. Lots better than watching mushy, sophomoric competition

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  11. There are enough medical shows on for people to watch…lets do something nice for the people that watch the Deputy! You put out season 1 and you can see how everyone likes it.. if Thursdays’ don’t have room for it change the day and time…get some of this other crap off that is just white noise….while you’re at it…do another season of Longmire…you’ve seen that was a hit but yet you keep putting on junk.

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  12. Please do not cancel Deputy! It is a great show with great story. I enjoy the family element. Like Blue Bloods at the dinner table and always family. A child with parents who are both professionals. She always knows she is loved. I appreciate the scene where the daughter got into trouble when she skipped school. She knew she was wrong. Her father did not whip her, he talked to her and showed he loved her. I enjoy the action. A great cop show without bloody details. I agree with the other comments about other shows. Fox would be doing harm if they do not bring this back. Do not blame the characters. The cast is tremendous.

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  13. Deputy is a terrific show. Everyone in my circle of friends won’t miss it. Will & Grace is an insult to respectable people. Gray’s Anatomy is a nighttime soap opera. We need the new season.

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