Future of NBC’s ‘Constantine’ Unclear After Show’s Production Is Halted

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After its thirteen episode run on NBC Constantine production on the show is going to stop and the future for the show is uncertain. NBC isn’t always nice to their shows. Many of them seem to be cancelled before people even get a chance to fall in love with them. It seems like most years, there are more shows cancelled then kept. This season NBC has already cancelled A to Z and Bad Judge.

For Constantine however? NBC seems to be supportive of the show. They have been running marathon episodes on Syfy, which is owned by NBC Universal. On the actual NBC network, the ratings haven’t been great, but it did see a rise this past week.

Constantine is one of three new shows that are based on DC Comics properties which aired the 2014-2015 TV season. While Gotham and The Flash have had great viewership with their eight o’clock time slots during the week, Constantine is stuck on Friday nights at ten. Of this time spot doesn’t seem to effect Hannibal, which previously held the spot, and has been renewed for a third season.

For now we don’t know the shows fate, so there is still hope for Constantine’s fans. I know I am hoping that NBC gives the show another chance and picks production back up. Maybe in a different time slot the show would do better. Friday seems like a terrible time for any show that is looking to survive.

I have only seen the first episode of the show, but I have the rest of the episodes on the DVR to watch when I get the time. I don’t know how the show has been progressing, but the one I have seen showed a lot of promise. I am interested in where it is going to go and I can’t wait to be able to catch up.

Are you looking to save Constantine? Be sure to help it by watching the final episodes of the season Fridays at 10PM EST on NBC.

Kelli Heidelberger