High-Profile Cable Drama Canceled LA Times

A drama series that has been one of the most high-profile shows on its cable network has been canceled. The Los Angeles Times' Show Tracker reports that BBC America canceled the series "Copper," which departed from the network's usual path of airing shows that originated on the U.K.'s BBC or co-productions,

The drama, which won't return for a third season, tells the American story of a 19th century New York City police officer. It was the network's highest-rated drama when it was renewed last fall for a second season, the piece notes.

But since then, BBC America's new science-fiction thriller "Orphan Black" has surpassed the historical drama. "Copper's" second season will end Sunday night.