Is the fate of this new series for another season uncertain? Here is all the information we currently have for
East New York Season 2.
Although the show may have amassed a devoted following in the last few weeks who are eager to stream a new episode every week, is it enough to persuade the network to renew for a second season? Let’s take a dive to answer this question, as all the viewers who are awaiting the first season’s finale are now left wondering whether the latest reports are true or not.
Hence, it is reasonable to inquire about the show’s future plans, which have received a good reception. The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported an 88% approval rating with an average rating of 7.6/10, based on 8 critic reviews. Metacritic assigned a score of 68 out of 100 based on 5 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews.”
After looking at the overall reception of the first season, it is fair to say that this show has captured the interest of viewers who want to know more about the fate of these beloved characters. So, if you’re interested in learning more about why it is finally time to say early goodbyes to this new series, then you’ve come to the right place!
Especially for you, we at Web News Observer have compiled a list of all the most important and up-to-date information about the current renewal status of this series. Continue reading to find out more about East New York Season 2.
East New York Season 2: Is it renewed or canceled?
Unfortunately, it looks like the series’ end has come way too early for the fans liking with the confirmation that the CBS network has canceled the show for the second season. Yes! You read it right, the series, which centers on the officers and detectives of the NYPD’s 74th precinct in the Brooklyn neighborhood of East New York, has been short-lived, after being suddenly scrapped despite having good ratings from the fans.
The decision comes after CBS reversed its Friday decision to cancel S.W.A.T., renewing the veteran drama for a 13-episode seventh and final season.
As Deadline previously reported, there had to be additional streaming rights that CBS had requested that went beyond the now-standard stacking, which allows networks to stream the current season of their series on their digital platforms. This might have led to lengthy renewal negotiations between the network and East New York’s lead studio, Warner Bros. Television, leading to sudden disagreements over budget. Especially if we consider that there is an ongoing writer’s strike happening too.
Additionally, according to Deadline, it was thought that East New York and S.W.A.T. were vying for the same position. Both are unusual broadcast dramas with black leads that originate from outside studios. S.W.A.T. has a solid track record despite being older and more expensive. Hence, the show’s loyal fan following and strong rating performance played a role in the decision. Even though, East New York outperformed two other CBS dramas that have been picked up for another season:
So Help Me Todd and CSI: Vegas, both of which are produced by CBS Studios, a sister company to CBS.
In conclusion, it makes sense to cancel a show with less impact and renew another for a final season to deliver a satisfying conclusion. For fans of the show, the cancellation remains surprising, and they hope that one day they will continue the plot in case some other network agrees to pick it up, which, to be honest, seems highly unlikely to happen. So, we urge the viewers to be ready to say their final farewells as the finale of East New York is also premiering soon.
East New York: What is the series about?
The series premiered on CBS on October 2, 2022, from executive producers of “NYPD Blue,” East New York stars Amanda Warren as Deputy Inspector Regina Haywood, the newly promoted boss of the 74th Precinct in East New York, a working-class neighborhood on the edge of Brooklyn in the midst of social upheaval. With family ties to the area, Haywood is determined to deploy creative methods to protect her beloved community with the help of her officers and detectives.
But first, she has the daunting task of getting them on board, as some are skeptical of her promotion, and others resist her methods of leadership. Her team includes her mentor, shrewd veteran two-star Chief John Suarez; Marvin Sandeford, a highly respected training officer and expert on the neighborhood; and Tommy Killian, a detective with some old-school approaches to policing.
Capt. Stan Yenko, Haywood’s gregarious and efficient right hand; Crystal Morales, an intuitive detective who can’t be intimidated; Andre Bentley, a trainee from an upper-middle-class background; and ambitious patrol officer Brandy Quinlan, the sole volunteer to live in a local housing project as part of Haywood’s plan to bridge the gap between police and community. Regina Haywood has a vision: She and the squad of the 74th Precinct will not only serve and protect their community, but they’ll also become part of it.
Inspired By The Life of Madam C.J Walker exec producers Mark Holder and Christine Holder of Wonder Street. Skyemac Productions’ Mike Robin, the exec producer on series including All Rise and Major Crimes, is also exec producing alongside Self Made. Finkelstein, Flynn, Michael M. Robin, and Ed Redlich served as executive producers. Also executive producing was former top CBS programming executive Thom Sherman who had developed the series.
— East New York (@EastNYCBS) May 8, 2023
East New York: When will the finale episode air on CBS?
The series finale episode, simply titled, “Ruskin Roulette,” will air on Sunday, May 14, 2023, at the same time slot of 9:00–10:00 PM on CBS, after the premiere of The Equalizer. The official synopsis of the episode states, “Haywood’s leadership is called into question after a tragic shooting close to home; Haywood’s relationship with Suarez is put to the test.” The episode is directed by Michael M. Robin, and written by William M. Finkelstein.
East New York finale, along with other episodes, is available to stream on CBS and Paramount Plus. On the other hand, it is reported to be available for free on the CBS platform, just like all the other series on the platform. Moreover, the first season might also be available to stream on FuboTV, depending on viewers’ locations, like many CBS series. The show will also be available to rent or buy on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, and Vudu, based on the preferred membership plans.
While you revisit the show, let us know in the comment section how you feel about the sudden cancellation.