A cable drama series has been canceled after chalking up what’s being called “unimpressive” ratings. Deadline.com reports that Lifetime has pulled the plug on the supernatural drama “Witches of East End” after two seasons.
The cancellation comes after Lifetime opted not to renew the freshman drama “The Lottery,” which had been paired with “Witches” over the summer. “Witches” started its second season with only 1.1 million viewers, a decline of 42% from its series debut. “The Lottery” pulled in a similar number with its debut, the piece adds.
With Lifetime pulling the plug on these two drama, that leaves “Devious Maids” as the sole returning scripted series on the network. In the meantime, Lifetime is working on two scripted shows, “UnREAL” and “The Omen” sequel “Damien.” It also has a drama pilot for “The Clan of the Cave Bear.”
Deadline notes: “Like with other canceled series that ended seasons on cliffhangers that would never be resolved, the news of ‘Witches’’ cancellation likely won’t sit well with fans. The Season 2 finale featured Ingrid (Rachel Boston) finding out she was pregnant, Dash (Eric Winter) swapping bodies with brother Killian (Daniel Di Tomasso) and Wendy (Madchen Amick) getting face to face with her estranged sister.”
“Witches of East End”