Second Chance: Season 1 (2016)

Season 1
Second Chance

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Second Chance boasts a few interesting ideas and Robert Kazinsky's game performance, but there aren't enough functioning parts in what's ultimately yet another mediocre take on the Frankenstein myth.



Critic Ratings: 27


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User Ratings: 170

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Air date: Jan 13, 2016

In the premiere of this drama, a disgraced former cop gets a chance at redemption after he's resurrected by a billionaire and his bioengineer twin sister, but it's an opportunity that may not be worth the risk.

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Air date: Jan 20, 2016

Two killers are on the loose thanks to the power surge that brought Pritchard back to life and helped them escape from prison, but the former sheriff is determined to find them and save the city he still believes is his to protect. Meanwhile, Pritchard tries to gain Duval's trust by telling him they're half brothers.

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Air date: Jan 27, 2016

A lawless father-son duo and a deadly psychopath present new challenges for Duval and Pritchard, who is still trying to prove to his son that he was a decent police officer and a good person.

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Air date: Feb 5, 2016

A series of murders involving young prodigies may be linked to an unsolved case and forces Duval to reconsider Pritchard's real identity. Meanwhile, Pritchard's relationship with the FBI takes on new significance.

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Air date: Feb 12, 2016

Mary's death is predicted by a game of chance to fall on the same day as a Lookinglass product launch. Meanwhile, Pritchard is hospitalized after a brutal fight; and Otto discovers imperfections that could have dire consequences for Pritchard and Mary.

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Air date: Feb 19, 2016

A killer is on the loose who maims and mangles his victims beyond recognition. Meanwhile, Otto becomes jealous of the developing bond between Pritchard and Mary and wants to look for a new donor.

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Air date: Feb 26, 2016

Duval's sister Helen is dating Wally, a parole officer, whom she's known since high school, but Pritchard must hide the fact that he never liked him, and his opinion doesn't improve when he and Duval learn he's linked with a possible prison break. Meanwhile, Alexa shares her distrust of Pritchard with Mary; and Otto recalls his parents' death.

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Air date: Mar 4, 2016

A 20-year-old cover-up of a murder comes back to haunt Pritchard when the informant he tried to protect is now a powerful drug dealer. Meanwhile, Mary has survived her current health scare but she and Otto disagree on what to do about Pritchard; and Gracie is attracted to an older guy.

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Air date: Mar 11, 2016

Pritchard and Duval team up to chase a serial killer. Meanwhile, Mary and Pritchard's bond grows stronger, but Otto wants to make sure she'll always be by his side; and Gracie tries to get to the bottom of Pritchard's identity.

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Air date: Mar 18, 2016

Albert Lin's real identity and who created him present a dilemma for Pritchard and Duval, who also frantically search for Gracie after she goes missing. Meanwhile, Otto's relationship with Mary is strained by the investigation, and he mulls the risk of destroying everything they've built, including Pritchard, by siding with Connor Graff.

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Cast & Crew

Tim DeKay
Duval Pritchard
Ciara Bravo
Gracie Pritchard
Robert Kazinsky
Jimmy Pritchard
Dilshad Vadsaria
Mary Goodwin
Adhir Kalyan
Otto Goodwin
Carmen Moore
Agent Sue Adair
Philip Baker Hall
Old Jimmy Pritchard
Robyn Edwards
Female FBI Agent
Doron Bell
Agent Passenger
Shaker Paleja
Michael Meneer
Alison Araya
Gloria Mundy
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Critic Reviews for Second Chance Season 1

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (12)

In the era of Peak TV (to use a handy if largely meaningless phrase), a series needs something more than an attractive, charming lead to stand out from the pack - even if that lead is as attractive and charismatic as Kazinsky.

Jan 14, 2016 | Full Review…
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Second Chance is preposterous, silly, and forgettable. But it never takes itself too seriously and it flows along at a good pace. Take it or leave it.

Jan 12, 2016 | Full Review…

Kazinsky gives this some spark. Otherwise, it can feel like a '70s cop show brought back from - you guessed it! - the dead.

Jan 12, 2016 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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It so far still deserves the benefit of the doubt, with a compelling opening episode that should leave many viewers in the mood for more.

Jan 12, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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It's shocking that a show with this much talent involved in 2016 could be this ineffective, this inept and this awful.

Jan 11, 2016 | Full Review…

The Frankenstein riff Second Chance is one of those distinctively Fox-network science-fiction shows that has a brain and an eccentric spirit but mostly keeps it hidden beneath conventional elements.

Jan 14, 2016 | Full Review…

Second Chance, which I'm sorry to say isn't worth a second look.

Jan 14, 2016 | Full Review…

A stone-cold corpse of a drama that's sorely missing the lightning (and even middling execution) it needs to come to life.

Jan 13, 2016 | Rating: 2/10 | Full Review…

Imbued with the kind of high tech razzle-dazzle networks prefer, I was surprised how entertained I was by its premiere. I'd watch another episode.

Jan 13, 2016 | Full Review…

Second Chance, a new Fox drama that puts a clumsily updated spin on the timeless Frankenstein saga, with a storyline and character roster that are unlikely to prompt anyone, anywhere, to shout, "It's ALIVE!"

Jan 13, 2016 | Full Review…

Second Chance isn't worth a first look.

Jan 13, 2016 | Full Review…

It's not that Second Chance is offensively bad television. It's just... there.

Jan 13, 2016 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Second Chance: Season 1

  • Jul 26, 2020
    Love this show. And yet it gets canceled. Typical Fox.
  • Mar 18, 2020
    So disappointed that it didn't last longer. I think if it had been on a different network it would still be on!
  • Nov 24, 2017
    Love Love Love this season. We want another one!!!!! And Mary's wardrobe is GOALS!!!
  • Jul 01, 2017
    Reminded me of the mentalist in a good sort of way
  • May 01, 2017
    Okey, so starting off with the first episodes - it started good and I think the series had a good concept. The thing that I personally think killed the series is that there was no excitement for the next episode. Everything that usually has 4-5 episode build up happened in one episode. The actors were great and I give no hard critique upon them. I just watch the antire series in one sitting and I really like that they gave the show an open ending. I dont feel like I need a season 2 and the feeling I have after I have watched the show is kinda like "ait, thats another mini series that I liked, and i propably will watch one more time in a year or so"
  • Apr 23, 2017
    i saw it and i am very sad that this series was cancelled. I really liked it
  • Jun 15, 2016
    Great show! Started watching it last night as I was looking for something different to watch. I would recommend for others.
  • Jun 14, 2016
    Amazing Series, you won't regret watching if you like to see action!
  • Jun 11, 2016
    This was a very neat and good series. really sorry another bunch of tv execs cant tell a good thing.
  • May 28, 2016
    Good premise, Bad execution

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