CBS Cancels Drama Series; Network Also Announces Renewals for Two Shows

Oct 9, 2014  •  Post A Comment

CBS unveiled a series of programming decisions today, and pulled the plug on the drama series “Reckless,” Deadline.com reports.

The legal soap opera had a quiet run during the summer and never caught on with viewers, averaging a 0.7 rating in the key 18-49 demo.

CBS announced that it will bring back two other summer programs, “Under the Dome” and “Extant.” Both shows are due back next summer.

The fate of one other summer drama, “Unforgettable,” was not revealed, but the story notes that “positive signs” have been seen that bode well for a fourth season of the crime show.

The report notes that “Under the Dome,” airing its second season in 2013, was the summer’s top scripted series, averaging 11 million total viewers and a 2.7 rating in the 18-49 demo. The numbers for “Extant,” starring Halle Berry, were 8.64 million total viewers and a 1.7 average in 18-49.

“‘Under the Dome’ changed the summer programming paradigm in summer 2013 as a big-budget drama drawing in-season level strong ratings in the off-season,” the report notes. “It also created a new business template through its precedent-setting deal with Amazon that allowed the streaming service to make episodes available four days after they first air on CBS.”



  1. PHEW! The two shows I watched are being renewed! Usually, when I find a good show that I like, it gets canceled. See: Almost Human….

  2. l loved Reckless, finally something to catch my interest and then it gets cancelled figures.

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