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Cable Channel Unexpectedly Cancels Its Most-Watched Original Drama Series of All Time

Aug 29, 2014  •  Post A Comment

In a surprise move, a popular cable drama series has been canceled.

“ ‘Longmire,’ A&E Network’s most-watched original drama series of all time, will be ending its run on the cable network after three seasons,” writes our good friend Nellie Andreeva at Deadline.com.

The article continues, “In a surprising move, the network has opted not to renew the series for a fourth season. I hear Warner Horizon, the studio behind Longmire, will be shopping it immediately.”

So why would A&E cancel such a popular show? Most notably, the series, a Western, averaged 6 million views in season two but, Andreeva writes, with a different lead-in this season, “Longmire’s” audience “has dipped in Season 3 to [an average of] 4.6 million viewers.”

To read more details about the cancellation we urge you to click on the link above, which will take you to Andreeva’s original insightful piece.

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2 Comments

  1. The stupidest move the network could make. A great show. Great scenery. Great acting. It’s definitely going to be their loss. Let’s see who picks it up and runs with it!

  2. Good riddance. The show started off with a hint of promise and grew ploddingly more absurd with each episode.

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