“Shannara” Cancelled, “9-1-1” Renewed

Viacom has cancelled its fantasy series “The Shannara Chronicles,” based on the book series by Terry Brooks, after two seasons.

The first season aired early 2016 on MTV, the second last Fall on Spike. With MTV having shed basically all its scripted fare, and with Spike now re-launching as the Paramount Network, the series has become a casualty of restructuring.

It was also axed due to poor ratings with the second season plunging approximately 75% from the first season – down to a mere 250,000 viewers per episode. Nevertheless, the show is actively looking for a new network home.

Meanwhile, FOX has renewed its emergency responder drama series “9-1-1” for a second season. Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Tim Minear executive produce the show which explores the high-pressure experiences of cops, firefighters and emergency operators.

The series premiere has grown to 10.7 million viewers in Live+7 and ranks as the highest-rated debut since “The Good Doctor”. Angela Bassett, Peter Krause, Connie Britton, Oliver Stark, Aisha Hinds, Kenneth Choi, and Rockmond Dunbar star.

Source: Variety