Three series have all been given the axe in the past day or so in an unexpected minor bloodbath. First up, History has cancelled its military drama “Six” after two seasons. Walton Goggins, Kyle Schmid and Barry Sloane led the series which follows the elite Navy SEAL Team Six who set out to take down a terrorist network.
The second season of the show launched in late May with the July 25th finale to now serve as the series finale. Though a decent performer in its first season, numbers fell sharply for the second which is averaging just a 0.2 rating and 800,000 viewers after six episodes. That leaves the network with only two original dramas – “Vikings” and “Knightfall”.
Over on NBC, the Mindy Kaling-led comedy “Champions” has been cancelled after one season. There had been discussions with Netflix about picking up the series, but cast options lapsed this weekend and the streamer wasn’t interested in continuing with it – but will continue to carry the existing episodes internationally. The series started soft with a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating and 2.7 million viewers in Live+Same Day in a plum timeslot, before falling to a 0.4 rating for most of its run.
Finally, Freeform has cancelled the Bella Thorne-led drama “Famous in Love” after two seasons. Thorne played a college student who gets her big break after auditioning for the starring role in a Hollywood blockbuster. The series was one of Freeform’s lower-rated originals, with Season 2 averaging a 0.1 rating in adults 18-49 and 254,000 viewers per episode.
Source: TV Line