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Its aud may be small (really small) but their love for the show burns like, well, hell fire. Its culty cachet is evidenced by its status as a Television Without Pity selection, among other examples of web-based fawning over the show about a young slacker who learns on his 20th birthday that he’s going to work for the devil — thanks to a Faustian bargain his mom and dad made some years back.
“Reaper’s” pre-launch buzz about the strong cast (Bret Harrison, Tyler Labine and Missy Peregrym and Ray Wise as the Devil) and better-than-average writing didn’t translate into much sampling. Show had a tough start and never found its footing in the Nielsen sense.
Word on the street as of this writing is that “Reaper,” from ABC Studios and creators/exec producers Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters, is very much on the bubble, and its only fighting chance may be as a midseason replacement. Here’s to hoping the devil gets his due, for season two. We should know by Monday ayem.