With no takers to have it continue, “‘Red Band Society’ will end its run after 13 episodes on Fox,” writes our friend Nellie Andreeva at Deadline.
The story continues, “The final unaired episodes will run on two consecutive Saturdays — one hour on January 31 and a two-hour finale on February 7.”
So, what happened? Writes Andreeva, “While the series’s soft ratings performance pretty much rules it out as a in-season player on a major broadcast network, I hear the network offered a summer run, which comes with a reduced license fee. That economic model is very hard to make work on a high-end series that had been developed and budgeted for a standard network airing, so I hear the studio [ABC Studios] would not go through with that.”
And after shopping the hospital drama to other outlets, ABC studios struck out, the story notes.
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