Fans on the family drama Ride want to know if Hallmark Channel is going to renew the series for a second season. So we must ask: will there be a season 2 of Ride on Hallmark? Since there is no official word from Hallmark’s camp, we’re going to share some information that might help you come to your own conclusion.
The Number One Reason Why Ride Likely Hasn’t Been Renewed
The Writers Guild of America (WGA) have been on strike since May 2, 2023. Since the strike started, writers have stopped working on television and movie scripts. No new scripts means no new television shows or movies.
When the WGA went on strike in 2007 it lasted 14 weeks which resulted in delays, shortened seasons, and even series cancelations. We also saw a huge uptick in unscripted reality television.
While writers continue to strike, Hallmark is probably in no hurry to green light Ride for its second season.
Catch Up on the Ride Recaps – Podcast
- Episode 1 ‘Legend of the Fall’
- Episode 2 ‘Rodeo and Juliet’
- Episode 3 ‘The McMurray Curse’
- Episode 4 ‘Estella’
- Episode 5 ‘When it Rains’
- Episode 6 ‘Your Cheatin’ Heart’
- Episode 7 ‘Ride or Die’
- Episode 8 ‘ Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace’
How Ride Has Performed Over the Last 10 Episodes
We got real nerdy over here and made a chart based on the ratings complied by Show Buzz Daily.
You can see that Ride pulled in pretty great numbers on premiere night following the season finale of The Way Home. Ratings dipped into week two and three and then increased nicely on week four. This pattern continued through week nine (results for finale night on 5/28 have not yet been reported).
Do the Fans like Ride?
Ride has mixed reviews on IMDb. Now, we don’t take IMDb reviews that seriously in these parts because it’s usually people who just want to complain about Hallmark’s progressive take these days.
I am actually surprised by the reviews I did read on IMDb as there was no mention of Tuff McMurray’s sexuality. Instead most reviews mentioned the slow pace, the lack of action, and criticism of the writing.
In the Girls Gone Hallmark Facebook group, many stopped watching after episode three as the show simply wasn’t keeping their interest.
We’ll be keeping a close eye on Hallmark Channel renewals and will keep this post update.
Based on feedback from the awesome Girls Gone Hallmark community, Megan and Wendy will review older Hallmark movies as requested by listeners! Most, if not all, of the following movies are available on Hallmark Movies Now.
- May 30th: “Mystery 101” starring Kris Polaha.
- June 6th: “Love to the Rescue” with Michael Rady and Nikki DeLoach.
- June 13th: “Wedding Every Weekend” starring Kimberley Sustad and Paul Campbell.
- June 20th: “Love on the Air” with stars Alison Sweeney and Jonathan Scarfe.
- June 27th: “The Beach House” starring Minka Kelly, Andie MacDowell, and Chad Michael Murray.
- July 4th: “Christmas Sail” stars Katee Sackhoff, Patrick Sabongui, and Terry O’Quinn.
- July 11th: “You, Me & the Christmas Trees” with Danica McKellar and Benjamin Ayres.
- July 18th: “My Christmas Family Tree” starring Aimee Teegarden and Andrew Walker.
- July 25th: “”Sister Swap: Christmas in the City” Ashley Williams and Kimberly Williams-Paisley.
- August 1st: “Love on the Sidelines” with Emily Kinney and John Reardon
- Aug 8th: “Frozen in Love” starring Rachael Leigh Cook & Niall Matter.
- August 15th: “Surprised by Love” with Hilarie Burton and Paul Campbell.
- Aug 22nd: “Bottled with Love” stars Bethany Joy Lenz and Andrew Walker.
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