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USA Announces Show's 'Return' (Translation: The Show Is Canceled) TVbytheNumbers

Characterizing it as a renewal, USA Network announced plans to end one of its shows, even though it has been pulling in solid ratings.

The show is “In Plain Sight,” and USA revealed in a press release, posted on TVbytheNumbers, that it’s bringing it back for a fifth season, which will be its last. In other words, the show is canceled.

Word of the fifth season was already out there, as USA said last year that the show would go two more seasons.

The order for season five is a short one -- just eight episodes. The season is due to roll out in the spring.

USA is ending the show even though it averaged 4.9 million viewers this season, up 8% from season three. The fourth-season finale scored a season-high audience, the network said, up 6% from the previous year.

“In Plain Sight” stars Mary McCormack as a deputy U.S. marshal working for the federal witness protection program.