An FX show that was canceled despite earning raves from critics, which wrapped up its 13-episode season this week, is being shopped to other networks, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The show is “Lights Out,” a boxing drama from executive producer Warren Leight, which debuted well in January but saw its viewership erode from about 1.5 million for the premiere to 636,000 for the finale–including 393,000 adults 18-49.
"There are easily five years’ more stories for this world," Leight told the publication. He noted that he doesn’t believe DirecTV is "as keen on this as they may have once been–I don’t mean on ‘Lights Out,’ I mean saving shows."
He added that there are few outlets for serialized dramas, and that often networks want to fill those slots with their own shows.
"I would love to believe it when it happens. My sense is it’s unlikely Showtime would pick up a show that had been on basic cable. There were feelers put out to them," he said.