USA Network Expected to Cancel Drama Series

Sep 12, 2012  •  Post A Comment

USA Network will likely cancel a drama series, with the show’s executive producer and showrunner moving on and the actors’ options ending, reports Deadline.com.

The series is the freshman police drama “Common Law.” Craig Sweeny, the showrunner, has joined CBS’s new drama "Elementary" as an executive producer, although he could return to "Common Law" as he’s under an overall deal at CBS TV Studios, which also produces "Common Law," the story notes.

The network would have to negotiate new deals with the cast, however, which isn’t seen as likely to happen. The show averaged about 2 million viewers during its first season, ranking it as USA’s lowest-rated scripted series.

The sophomore USA shows "Fairly Legal" and "Necessary Roughness" are considered to have 50/50 odds of getting a renewal, while the future of "Political Animals" is also unclear, the story notes.

Considered to be sure things for renewal at USA are “Burn Notice,” “Suits,” “Royal Pains,” “White Collar” and “Covert Affairs,” the article points out.

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