NBC Cancels Manson-Themed “Aquarius” Series

NBC has canceled its Charles Manson period drama “Aquarius” starring David Duchovny and Gethin Anthony.

The series, which ran for two seasons, was originally picked up straight to series with Duchovny attached and premiered last Summer. The drama became the first broadcast show to be streamed in its entirety following its series premiere with all twelve episodes online for four weeks following its series bow.

After nearly doubling its weak ratings after seven days of delayed viewing, NBC handed out a surprise early renewal. NBC again experimented with the season two premiere with an ad-free debut for its two-hour bow on Thursday, June 16th.

Ratings plummeted though and the series, which never was a strong rater in the first place, closed out earlier this month with 1.2 million viewers and a 0.2 rating. The cancelation frees Duchovny up for more installments of “The X-Files” following FOX’s six-episode revival drawing big ratings last winter.

Source: The Live Feed