When is 'Manifest' back on TV? Here's what you can expect when it resumes its run
The Jeff Rake-directed show will be back with a bang, and we cannot wait for the new year to arrive. We are also awaiting news on whether there will be a second season.
Jeff Rake-directed show 'Manifest', has been quite a joyride for NBC as the network saw a massive surge in its viewership with every episode that has aired so far. Starring Josh Dallas, Melissa Roxburgh, Athena Karkanis, J.R.Ramirez, and Parveen Kaur, 'Manifest' followed the aftermath of the sudden re-appearance of Montego Air Flight 828 which went missing for almost five and a half years. While the passengers were presumed dead, their sudden return was a shock for everyone since none of them had aged a day.
The passengers didn't only return to a world that was five years ahead of them, but now they were experiencing certain "callings" which seems to be leading them towards one destination. As Michaela (Roxburgh), Ben (Dallas) and Saanvi (Kaur) try to find out the reason behind the "callings" they soon find themselves encountering an evil scientist who has abducted 11 passengers in order to experiment on them.
Fans are wondering now that the mid-season finale has aired, what could the show bring in when it resumes on January 7, 2019. Certainly, the show has already shifted from its mythical angle and will probably be back with more sci-fi elements. With only seven episodes remaining, the already aired nine episodes saw the gradual unveiling of the mystery surrounding the sudden disappearance of the plane, and in the finale episode, we got a glimpse of the true villain of the show. 'Manifest' had received an extension order which will now see the series stretch up to 16 episodes, from its original 13.
However, NBC has not yet confirmed for a second season and is likely not to give out any insight into the matter until May when all networks host their upfront presentations for the 2019-2020 fall TV season. Yet, with its impressive ratings which have made it the best show on TV this season, there are high chances that the show will return for a second season- provided the mystery is not entirely solved in the first season. The show, with delayed viewing, has an average of 15 million viewers per episode and has a 1.8 average rating in the coveted 18-49 demographic, which are exceptional numbers when it comes to any freshman series.