‘Quantico’ Renewed for Shortened Season 3

Jake McLaughlin, Priyanka Chopra, Aaron Diaz
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Monday night’s finale of Quantico will serve as a season, not series, finale. The FBI-turned-CIA drama starring Priyanka Chopra (Alex Parrish) will return for Season 3, ABC announced.

In addition to shortened, 13-episode third season, executive producer Joshua Safran will give up showrunner duties, TV Line reports. Safran will remain with the show as a consultant.

“I will be consulting with the show moving forward, but I will not be with the show on a day-to-day level,” Safran told the site. “I love the show, so I’ll be making sure it stays what it is.”

Quantico has struggled to maintain the ratings success it saw in its much-buzzed about first season, averaging a 0.7 rating in its second season in the coveted 18-49 demo (down 45%). The spy thriller is also down 36% in total viewers, averaging 2.8 million viewers.

As for what Season 3 holds for Alex Parrish and her fellow operatives, that remains to be seen, according to the @QuanticoWriters Twitter handle.

Quantico, Season Finale, Monday, May 15, 10/9c, ABC