ohh sry didn't knw. but all I know is that since it premiered, it has always been on Friday nights on NBC so thatshow it happens to be renewed since Friday nights hardly have good solid ratings, this makes it quite easy for the show to win its time slot and that to NBC is good considering how they like to cancel shows if its not above a certain rating.
Where does this movie gets it praise from? It really is not a good one, true to the lore yes, but when you have failing actors/ Boring set pieces, bad cgi and the first hour is plain boring it makes me wonder about the taste of people.
Read the story from Lovecraft again, much better than this. I honestly cannot see any goodness in this flick except for the last 20 minutes, and that's because i'm a huge Lovecraft fan.