Fans might have learned who killed Luca (Noam Jenkins) during the drama-ridden Season 3 finale of “Mistresses,” but the deadly episode only left viewers with more burning questions as the installment, titled “Goodbye Girl,” concluded. Now audiences are sitting on the edges of their seats, waiting to see if the hit ABC series will be renewed for a fourth season so that showrunners Rina Mimoun and K.J. Steinberg can answer those eye-widening cliffhangers they left us with.
“I don’t think we’re dead in the water,” Mimoun told TVLine, sharing her thoughts on the show's likelihood of getting picked up for a Season 4. “But I don’t know that we’re not. We haven’t gotten any strong indications of a renewal… but they haven’t told us it’s over.”
Steinberg interjected, adding that there’s been “some poking around and interest.” But ultimately the two are crossing their fingers (along with their fans) that they can continue the story and solve the dilemma they left audiences with in the Season 3 finale.
“If we had known it was our last season, I think we would have chosen a different way to close it,” Steinberg said, insinuating she was confident that “Mistresses” would be renewed. Season 3 of “Mistresses, which premiered in June, was renewed for the third installment in Sept. 2014, which means fans will hopefully learn in the next few weeks whether or not the ABC drama will be returning to the small screen.
The freshman season of “Mistresses” was ranked as the summer’s number two scripted drama among adults, coming in right behind the successful first season of the CBS sci-fi thriller “Under the Dome” (which has since been canceled). But the mystery drama then took a dip in the ratings during Season 2, ranking at the 18th spot for that summer, and has declined ever since. Deadline reported that the Season 3 premiere of the soap was down -25% from the unimpressive sophomore debut in 2014.
But despite the unfavorable numbers, Steinberg and Mimoun are hoping that their jaw-dropping Season 3 finale will entice ABC to continue their story.
“If we’d tied it all up in a bow, it might’ve been incentive for them not to pick us up,” Steinberg quipped.