We certainly don’t know for sure if The Gifted will be renewed, but it is looking very likely that this quality show will be renewed for a Season 2.
Variety says, which we think is a reputable source, (don’t you?), that it’s pretty much already decided according to “insiders.” The Gifted is a great show which I agree, requires time to obtain it’s audience. Sadly, that’s not an option for many network shows. by So, if it’s renewed, I will applaud Fox for standing by this well written and acted series allowing it time to get it’s footing in the TV landscape.
Here’s the quote from Variety about The Gifted being a quality show.
The action-drama series, produced by 20th Century Fox Television in association with Marvel Television, is a lock for a Season 2 renewal, according to sources. Not surprising, given the promotional push Fox has given the show. The show is currently averaging a 1.1 and 3.6 million viewers per episode. Also, it has shown solid lift in delayed viewing. In the most recent Nielsen Live+7 data, “The Gifted” went from a 1.0 to a 2.1 for a 110 percent gain in the key demo. That same episode also rose 84 percent in total viewers.”