"Too Close To Home" is a fantastic hidden gem. The Tyler Perry masterpiece is his baby. He created, wrote, directed, and produced the show just for TLC. It is the first original series of the channel and has become a hit.

How are the ratings for the show?

Having premiered on August 22, 2016, TLC moved quickly to sign for a 2nd season on September 1, 2016. Ratings continued to increase each week until last Wednesday, February 8th. There was a decrease of nearly 13% according to the Nielson Ratings. With each season being eight episodes and that being the sixth episode of season 2, "Too Close To Home" steadily rose in viewership for 13 straight shows!

Even having a bad night, over 17 million folks tuned in to see what was going on in Happy, Alabama.

There has been no official word on when we may be able to confirm the show for a season 3. Neither TLC nor Tyler Perry have dropped any clues. Strange, when they moved so quick for season 2 and the show is doing well in ratings. That leaves us to ponder for ourselves.

The ratings of a show have a lot to do with the renewal or cancellation. Bottom line is that advertisers want to put their commercial on a show with the right demographic and good ratings so they get more bang for their buck. The age demographic for "Too Close To Home" is 18-49-year-olds. This is the most targeted age group for most shows.

Actors very active with fans on social media

The actors on the show are very active on social media. Some of them live tweet during the airing of the show. Fans are able to voice their thoughts as well as ask questions. There is also a very active page on Facebook, where the actors and fans can interact, and Momma Jolene (Trisha Roe Stahl) went live to talk to fans last night.

Besides being a good storyline, the actors being willing to interact with fans makes the show a great addition to TLC. There are lots of posts on social media regarding the quality of the acting but the ratings tell the story. The fanbase is loyal and loves the show.