NBC has canceled one of its dramas. The series was canceled just days after it aired its 13th and final episode of its first season. The show is “American Odyssey.”
The news was broken by our friend Nellie Andreeva at Deadline. She wrote, “The serialized drama starring Anna Friel never took off – launching with a 1.2 in 18-49 and 5.4 million viewers in April, holding onto half of its lead-in from the ‘A.D.: The Bible’ continues. It quickly slipped under one demo ratings point and then under 0.5 ratings point in Live+same day” ratings.
Variety notes that the news of the cancellation was not announced by NBC, but by the co-creators of the series in tweets. Co-creator Peter Horton tweeted, “As you all know we have bn canceled. Had we been on cable wld have bn a hit Thx to all of u for bing our audience #thebest #AmericanOdyssey”
Likewise, co-creator Treat Williams tweeted, “American Odyssey has been a great experience. Thank you Peter, Adam, Kay,and a lovely cast for a great season. Thank you NBC for the gig.”