CBS cancels The Unicorn and All Rise after two seasons
CBS is now making decisions about the future of various TV shows. Two sophomore shows are canceled, The Unicorn and All Rise.
As we get ready for a new season of TV shows, networks need to make some difficult decisions. That means bringing the under-performing TV shows to an end.
Something to remember about the networks is that they are a business. As much as they want the TV shows they commission and acquire to viewers, they need to keep their investors and advertisers in mind. If a show isn’t performing that well in the linear ratings, it’s going to be canceled to allow newer shows to stand a chance.
That’s where we are with the two cancellations right now. After renewing the two Chuck Lorre freshman comedies, CBS has canceled a sophomore comedy and a sophomore drama.
The Unicorn canceled after two seasons
The comedy is The Unicorn. This show was in a little trouble during the first season, and CBS had that season go to Netflix in an attempt to drum up interest for it before the second season. Some of the bosses at CBS wanted to see it renewed due to the critical praise and the strong cast. Sadly, it didn’t work.
The comedy had some of the lowest linear ratings on the whole network. While production was looking at moving location to save money for the third season, according to Deadline, CBS decided to cancel the show instead.
All Rise canceled after two seasons
The drama canceled this weekend was All Rise. This was one of the lower-rated dramas on the network, but it was still above some of the recently renewed dramas, including Bull and SWAT. With that in mind, there was some hope that All Rise would be renewed for Season 3.
It’s possible that the controversy behind the scenes was one of the reasons for the cancellation. Creator and showrunner Greg Spottiswood was fired due to misconduct allegations. There was also a writers revolt behind the scenes, according to Deadline.
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