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The Drama series will not return for Season 4

#Salem Cancelled, No Season Four :(
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Salem is a fantasy drama about witches in the eponymous puritan colony of Massachusetts in the 17th century. In this retelling of the true story, witches are real and they have control over great power. In fact, the #Salem Witch Trials is actually headed by head witch Mary Sibley masquerading as an innocent members of the townsfolk horrified by the supposed wickedness of the accused.

What viewers get with @Salem is a good mix of supernatural horror, fantasy, and drama. There is even a strong romantic subplot between Mary Sibley and old flame John Alden. Copious amounts of CGI effects grace the screen as fantastical beasts, demons, and the magical powers of the witches are put on display. All of this is wrapped up in the package of historical drama which always provides interesting visuals in the form of costumes and sets.

The show is like a comic book story with its powerful characters, magical powers, shoe-horned romances, and action-filled plots. It is no surprise that Comic Con was the first platform where the season three trailer was released. As such, it is far more popular with potential fans than the critics. Metacritic professionals give it a collective rating of 49 out of 100, noting that it is full of frightening scenes and a lot of magic-based action, but lacks much in the way of serious and believable drama.

The fans, on the other hand, are just pining for more of the same. #Salem currently holds a 7.2 and a 7.3 on Metacritic and IMDb, respectively, from users. 89% of users on Rotten Tomatoes say it’s a good watch. In terms of fan excitement, @Salem is holding its own among the giants of scripted fantasy programming.

One area in which it’s lackluster is in actually filling the pews, though. The show typically gets less than half a million viewers since the second season. Airing on small re-run channel WGN America might have something to do with it, but in looking at historical figures for the show, we find that it lost a lot of viewers along the way. The season premiere drew in a crowd of 1.5 million and devotees quickly tapered off from the initial push.

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On the other hand, it is WGN’s first scripted series after several decades of running nothing but recycled material from other channels. This nostalgic loyalty is probably one of the main reasons it has lasted this long. The third season had the worst opening of the series at less than 300,000 viewers. The low number came even despite the fact that the season 3 opener was moved from its normal April release to an early November start to coincide with Halloween. The marketing ploy didn’t pay off.

This situation isn’t helped much by the fact that lead actress Janet Montgomery wasn’t in much of the first episode of this latest season. They also got rid of fan-favorite Xena (AKA Lucy Lawless). It looks like the writing is on the wall for Salem. This is a pity considering how much the fans like it, but such is show business.

Whether the show goes on to live a long and illustrious life or it’s cancelled, one this is for certain – we’ll have all the information you need to know about the future of Salem. Sign up for our email notification list down below to reveal pithy updates about certain official announcements. When information about season 4 is released, we’ll let you know.

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If the series is let go, we’ll also send you an email telling you about the sad state of affairs as well.

What do you think of Salem as of season 3? Do you want Countess Ingrid to come back in some way? Do you prefer the Dark Lord or the Countess as the main villain? Do you think the show should feature vampires and other mythical beasts? Give us your comments and opinions down below.

Salem is going to blow your mind! Season three will be the last of the series and is expected to bring to close the best show on WGN. It’s still the original, and still the best.


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Jean M Erwin
Jean M Erwin
3 months 11 days ago

That suxks

Sherry Smith
Sherry Smith
3 months 11 days ago

Please don’t cancel Salem. I Love this show. It keeps me on my toes and a great thriller also. Great actor!!!!!! Please Please keep!!!!!!!!!!!! 1 fan Sherry Smith

Phyllis
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3 months 11 days ago

This is one of my favorite shows. I am so disappointed is has been cancelled after only 3 seasons.

Emily Moore
Emily Moore
3 months 11 days ago

I’m devistated! Please don’t cancel Salem!! It’s literally one of my favorite shows!! I know I haven’t been the best fan lately by not watching it on WGN, but my life is very hectic. That’s why I always go back and watch it on Netflix! I recorded it on WGN, but someone in my family erased it and I don’t want to watch skipped episodes. I love the story plot and everything about the show, all the way down to the theme song! I’ve been following the opening of season 3 for so long and was thrilled to know it was premiering right before Halloween. I had waited patiently for that! I just got an email as soon as I woke up about the show being cancelled and I’m heartbroken!! Please don’t cancel! If the station isn’t getting that many viewers, I beg of u to find another station. Just please don’t give up yet! My husband loves this show too! You have more fans than u know!

Carlos Rivera
Carlos Rivera
3 months 11 days ago

This such a bummer to find out

Rhonda Smith
Rhonda Smith
3 months 10 days ago

Don’t cancel , I watch it on Netflix and I power watch them back to back!! We love the show.😪

Janet
Janet
3 months 10 days ago

Don’t cancel Salem 5 people in my house love it it s a great show look forward to seeing it come on don’t cancel PLEASE !

John
John
3 months 10 days ago

That’s a shame we waited all this time for it to come back on just to pull the rug out from under us. It’s a great show I hope it gets picked up.

Beth Schooley
Beth Schooley
3 months 10 days ago

We have really enjoyed the series and that is disappointing news. They really need the have a more intimidating dark lord than a child though and it is kind of creepy to have a child be talking about marrying his mother. Even though I love the series I hate that story line.

Araceli
Araceli
3 months 10 days ago

No i love salem pls dont cancel

Araceli
Araceli
3 months 10 days ago

That so sad my fav show better then all these zombie shows this is what really happen back in the days come in guys. Pls

Tamela Fese
Tamela Fese
3 months 10 days ago

Oh no, why are you canceling salem, this really sucks.

Debbie
Debbie
3 months 10 days ago

Leave Salem alone it’s a good show, please don’t cancle what can we do to keep it

Jax Dog
Jax Dog
3 months 10 days ago

Love this show. Please don’t cancel.

Dana Porrello
Dana Porrello
3 months 10 days ago

I can’t believe they cancelled! There’s so much they can do with it. I would love to see an Angel of God doing battle with the Sentinel! She can fall down from the heavens just like the Sentinel crawled up from the ground! Maybe even a love interest between them?

Cheryl
Cheryl
3 months 10 days ago

Please don’t cancel it. Salem is a lot better than the other Disney type show with Snow White, Robin Hood etc.

connie reading
connie reading
3 months 10 days ago

Omg they have to keep Salem !!! It is one of my favorites!!!!

Carlos Velez
Carlos Velez
3 months 10 days ago

That’s just like them to get you hooked on such a great series and then they just canceled it. That’s pisses me off. Why not cacel some other stupid show and let Salem take its place?

Elizawitch
Elizawitch
3 months 10 days ago

The Dark Lord is adorable, just like Damian from the Omen series. Perhaps a bit more witchcraft than demons? Or let us know where that little Dark Lord’s Achilles heel is? (everyone has one). I’m a huge fan & have followed since the beginning. I will miss it as it is an enjoyable period drama.

Shelly
Shelly
3 months 10 days ago

WOW…..it never ceases to amaze me that every show I always fall in love with ends up getting the axe way to soon. The boring drama’s and the endless reality silly shows some how continue to stay on the air. I like diversity and something different and this show has always kept my interest. IMO it doesn’t need vampires and werewolves added to the mix to make it more interesting. It’s SALEM for God’s sake…..witches, demons and the Dark Lord himself is all we need. And, I love the fact that it’s not set in modern times. PLEASE BRING THIS SHOW BACK SOMEWHERE so the story may continue!!!

Tracy
Member
3 months 10 days ago

So fed up of programmes I get involved with being cancelled, it’s ridiculous and really infuriates me ,please can another network pick it up

connie reading
connie reading
3 months 9 days ago

I cannot even tell u how much this totally SUCKS that Salem I being cancelled…which idiot decided that was a good idea 💡??? IDIOT!

Linda
Linda
3 months 7 days ago

Canceling that figures, every time I find something that’s not a reality show and it’s good, a thriller poof it’s gone. Please don’t cancel this show there are very, very few good shows on now days. I love it!

Catzz1402
Catzz1402
3 months 7 days ago

Surely they can cancel some other show on that network. Salem has a vast number of followers and that would be cruel and low to all of us devotees. Mr. Trump please make a phone call to the executive board. Or AMC / USA/ SciFi Network please buy the rights and add it to your Spring or Summer 2018 lineup. The story line can only get much better. Come on SUITS there is still room to make that bottom dollar somewhere else. Please Don’t let us down.

Linda Whiting
Linda Whiting
2 months 26 days ago

Salem is a great show I was waiting for it to come on and when I can’t watch it I record it every week. WGN every single night they have the same reruns if it wasn’t for Salem I wouldn’t watch that channel which can’t be good for ratings I would think. I guess I’ll just cancel that station on my TV channel script.

Please don’t cancel this show it’s so great, I wish they had more shows like this there are so many of us how love this spooky stuff virus slathers and zombies I love it want more! Please

James Floyd
James Floyd
1 month 8 days ago

Are you kidding me!! I’m a huge fan!! #TeamMary:) Great show and actually my favorite thats been on television for awhile. These ppl are crazy if they cancel and if it doesnt get picked up….it’s a terrible thing. Really hope it comes back for a 4th season!!!!! Sereously this show HAD TO HAVE GOOD RATINGS:&

James Floyd
James Floyd
1 month 8 days ago

I think the Countess Ingrid would make a great character to be the main diabolical villain although it’s her longing to be with the Dark Lord that keeps her kicking..lol. Nevertheless they come as a pair shes proven she will go through hell and high water to make her way back to him. Maybe a return to Salem to take revenge on her daughter Anne Hale including Tituba and Mercy Lewis. As far as the idea of Vampires and other mythical creatures that should be a answer of No. This i believe would make the whole Idea of the witches that resided in Salem Less True. Kinda cheapen the feeling while watching the show. I really hope Salem comes back for a 4th season. I’m also really interested in seeing how the writers pull it off. Love the show and most of the characters. I really hope this whole story of cancellation is a spoof and is just a way to get the fans talking.

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