Variety, TVWeek

Drama Series Canceled

Aug 16, 2018  •  Post A Comment

A drama series that broke ground on its network has come to the end of its run. Variety reports that E! pulled the plug on “The Royals” after four seasons.

The one-hour series starred Elizabeth Hurley, William Moseley, Alexandra Park, Jake Maskall and Tom Austen.

Variety quotes a statement from an E! spokesperson saying: “E! will not be moving forward with another season of ‘The Royals,’ which launched in 2015 as the network’s first original scripted series. Over four seasons, ‘The Royals’ took viewers behind the palace gates on a scandalous journey filled with twists and turns. We are grateful to the cast and our producing partners at Lionsgate and Universal Cable Productions.”

Variety adds: “Season 4 of the series aired between March and May earlier this year. In Live+Same Day viewing, the season averaged a 0.2 rating in adults 18-49 and around 400,000 viewers per episode, down approximately 30% in the key demo from Season 3. Sources say that the show could continue at the cable network Pop, which is a joint venture between CBS Entertainment and Lionsgate Entertainment.”

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