Cast Members Remain Optimistic About the Future of 'Lincoln Heights'
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Lincoln Heights returned for its third season last Thursday, reaching its highest ratings ever at 1.66 million viewers.  With the drama series off to a good start, cast members have pinned high hopes for what this season has to offer.

“I think just now in our third season we're starting to hit our stride.  I think people are just now becoming aware of the show in its third season.  So I think people will really latch onto some of the stories and what we're trying to do.  So I think after this season is over people will be looking for Lincoln Heights to come back for definitely a few more years,” Russell Hornsby, who plays Los Angeles Police Department officer Eddie Sutton, told about the show's new season.

Currently airing on ABC Family, Lincoln Heights revolves around Eddie as he starts a new life in his old neighborhood, a place quite dangerous to raise a family.  The series also stars Erica Hubbard as Cassie Sutton, Michael Reilly Burke as Kevin Lund, Mishon Ratliff as Tay Sutton, Nicki Micheaux as Jenn Sutton, Rhyon Brown as Lizzie Sutton, and Robert Adamson as Charles.

Just like Hornsby, co-star Micheaux remains optimistic about the future of the show.

“The thing about Lincoln Heights is that when people sit down to watch the show, they tend to fall in love with the family and want to follow the family.  It's like a source of comfort, you know, almost like sitting around the fire.  So it is something I could see going on because it has such a popular ground level support and there's not a lot of massive advertising for the show.  A lot of it is word of mouth and little things as opposed to giant buses and billboards everywhere.  The show survives on just people who love it, so I do think it has a possibility to keep going,” Micheaux said.

Meanwhile, fans can catch a new episode of Lincoln Heights tonight at 8pm on ABC Family.

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist

(Image courtesy of ABC Family)