ABC Family has renewed Stitchers, their first procedural drama series, for a second season, the network announced on Tuesday. The exact size of the order for the show’s second season has not been determined, though it is expected to be at least 10 episodes.
Stitchers premiered on ABC Family on June 2nd to an OK 1.28 million viewers and a 0.5 A18-49 demo, but has continued to shed viewers in subsequent weeks. That being said, Stitchers is number one in its timeslot in several key demos including Adults 18-34, Women 18-34, Viewers 12-34 and Females 12-34.
“Fans are enjoying the camaraderie of the Stitchers team and a lead character that is unapologetically smart, focused and a great role model to young women”, said Karey Burke, Executive Vice President, Programming and Development for ABC Family. “We look forward to seeing more of the Stitchers team tackling diverse cases as they unravel the mystery behind the program’s creation.”
Created by Jeffrey Alan Schechter, Stitchers follows Kirsten, a young woman recruited into a covert government agency to be ‘stitched’ into the minds of the recently deceased, using their memories to investigate murders and decipher mysteries that otherwise would have gone to the grave. The drama series is produced in-house and stars Emma Ishta, Kyle Harris, Ritesh Rajan, Salli Richardson-Whitfield and Allison Scagliotti.