This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of Mistresses season 5 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. Unfortunately, ABC has officially canceled the series. There will be no season 5.
Basic info and cast
Mistresses is a romantic drama series that pivots around four female friends and their entanglement in complex and sometimes even illicit relationships. Inspired by a British TV series of the same name that aired in the U.K. from 2008-2010, season 1 of the series debuted on ABC in the United States on June 3, 2013. Following a three-season run, the network renewed Mistresses for season 4, which debuted on May 30, 2016.
Mistresses is a thrilling and provocative drama featuring four sassy girlfriends and their scandalous lives. The foursome supports each other through thick and thin on a path of self-discovery. An adaptation of a British mystery drama, the show follows Savi (Alyssa Milano), Joss (Jes Macallan), April (Rochelle Aytes) and Karen (Yunjin Kim) as they share their dreams and problems with each other and the numerous men that come into their lives.
Critical response and renewal hopes
Season 4 of Mistresses was poised to ride the wave of rave reviews from the previous three seasons. Despite the departure of Alyssa Milano, who exited the show following the relocation of filming from Los Angeles to Vancouver, season three garnered an average of well over 3 million viewers. Season 4 has premiered to 2.94 million viewers, an 18-49 demo rating on 0.7 and a share of 2. The second episode saw an increase of viewership to 3.31 million viewers. The current season is set to contain 13 episodes, so there`s still a long time to go and the ratings dynamics might still surprise the viewers. We will monitor ratings and announcements, and will keep you up on the fate of Mistresses.
Season 4 recap
Mistresses, ABC`s popular drama series, has concluded its fourth season on September 6, 2016, and was canceled just three days afterwards. The series finale, as if on purpose titled “The show must go on”, featured the mystery of Karen Kim`s death, which is now doomed to remain unresolved – between the funeral and the shocking final scene that portrayed a woman revealing to April that she is Karen one year after Karen`s funeral. Additionally, Dominic is revealed to be the father of Savanna`s baby, while Savi herself is hanging between life and death after the auto accident. The viewership during the uneven final season fluctuated between 1.97 to 3.31 million viewers, drawing 2.57 million viewers for the finale. Ratings have been slipping significantly for the last two seasons, which has predictably led to the cancelation, although there are still many fans regretting the end of the show. Farewell, Mistresses, it was a great run.
UPDATED September 11, 2016: Just after the fourth season of ABC`s tumultuous drama series Mistresses wrapped up on September 6, 2016, the network announced its decision not to move forward with another installment. Adapted from an eponymous British series, the show is not going to return with a fifth season next year due to the significant ratings decline which started with season 3 and brought the viewership as low as under 2 million viewers.