ABC Family Cancels ‘Twisted’, Fans Launch Campaign

By Rachel Cruz | 2 years ago
ABC Family Cancels ‘Twisted’, Fans Launch Campaign

ABC Family has decided it will no longer renew the murder mystery “Twisted” for a second season. Fans of the show have launched a campaign to bring it back. Read on to learn more about this news story.

According to TV Line, “Twisted,” which debuted on ABC Family in March 2013 and ended its freshman run last April 2014, has been canceled by the cable network. The show, which starred Avan Jogia as Danny Desai, was waiting for news on its renewal thereafter. But the network has confirmed in August that it will not be picked up for another season.


The series was about a young man accused of murdering his aunt when he was about 11 years old. Desai spent five years incarcerated in juvenile prison, and upon his release, he tried to move on with his life in the most normal way, despite constant judgments from the people in the community. When a classmate of his was found murdered, Desai became the prime suspect.

The series was originally entitled “Socio” but was changed when production also went in a different direction with its format.

“Twisted” aired for 19 episodes and earned an average of 1.1 million to 1.6 million viewers, which may have affected its chances of getting renewed. The show, however, was slowly gaining a following among ABC Family’s young viewers and was, in fact, nominated at the 2014 Teen Choice Awards against “Pretty Little Liars” and “Switched at Birth.”

“Twisted’s” appeal with the younger generation has pushed a group of people to launch a “Save the Show” campaign, hoping that it will get a better shot in a different platform or network. In the past months, the campaigns have made fans very busy, writing to ABC Family, Netflix, MTV and Hulu. The cast and writers are reportedly supportive of this campaign, according to Popdust. The group has set up active campaign accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Meanwhile, before news of its cancellation was confirmed, “Twisted’s” main stars, Jogia and Kyle Bunbury, have already enlisted in “Tut,” an upcoming event series on Spike TV.

And that’s the news on “Twisted,” which has been officially canceled by ABC Family this August. A fan campaign has been launched in the hope of scoring a second season renewal from a different network.

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Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons/Avan Jogia/Mingle Media TV Network