A CBS drama series has just been canceled. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed is reporting exclusively that the network pulled the plug on the summer series “Zoo” after three seasons.
“Produced in-house at CBS Television Studios, the show was based on the best-seller by author/executive producer James Patterson about a wave of violent animal attacks against humans,” THR reports. “‘Zoo’ was one of the network’s pricey scripted series that used the business model created by ‘Under the Dome’ where Netflix signed a deal with CBS Television Studios to stream the show after its seasons were completed.”
The report adds: “‘Zoo’ averaged 2.65 million viewers in its third season, down nearly 2 million viewers from season two, which averaged 4.45 million viewers. In the demo, the Sept. 21 season three finale drew a 0.5 rating among adults 18-49, even from the season three opener but down two-tenths from the season two finale.”