Syfy Cancels “Helix,” ABC Ends “Revenge”

Syfy has cancelled Ron Moore’s often insane medical sci-fi thriller series “Helix” after two seasons. The second season finale earlier this month will serve as the series ending.

The first season followed a team of scientists investigating a life-threatening disease outbreak in the Arctic. The second dealt with an outbreak on a remote island populated by a religious cult.

Though premiering with a solid 2.8 million viewers in Live+3 ratings, the numbers plunged so that by the end of the second season only 440,000 total viewers tuned in.

That isn’t the only series getting the chop though. ABC’s “Revenge” is slated to end its run in two weeks with the fourth season finale on May 10th. Executive producer Sunil Nayar tells EW that they’ve prepared for this and so it should serve as a satisfying conclusion for fans:

“We can officially tell our fans that this will be the end of the story. We’ve been talking to the network and we all just wanted to make sure that we felt very confident. Now that everybody has seen the finale – which is fabulous – everybody understands that as much as we all adore the show, it has hit exactly the mark it needed to to end. This is the series finale of Revenge that will be airing in a couple weeks.”

“Revenge” debuted to a strong ten million viewers and a 3.3 rating back in 2011, but recent episodes has seen the total audience drop to around 4.5 million viewers, and the rating to just a 1.0.

Sources: Variety