First British Asian reality show to grace the small screen has been cancelled
Desi Rascals, which first aired on Sky Living before moving to flagship service Sky1, brought in ratings of an average standard. The move, motivated by a desire to improve ratings, was of no significant benefit to the series, with numbers remaining luke warm despite the show’s new home. The reality TV drama averaged around 110,000 viewers, with a number of episodes drawing in only 70,000 viewers.
The brainchild of Gurinder Chada, the series was launched with much flourish and pomp and initially aired as a bi-weekly show before being reduced to only one episode a week following its move to Sky1.
Due to the mellow viewer response, the future remained uncertain for Desi Rascals when the finale of season two aired in September. Though the second season of the reality drama was announced following close at the heels of season one, things were much more quiet after the curtain closed on season two.
The official Desi Rascals Twitter account has now confirmed that the show will not be returning for a third outing.
The tweet read: “We’re sorry to say that #DesiRascals will not be returning for a new series. We shared so many memorable moments…”
It remains to be seen if any other broadcaster will pick up the show.