Viacom’s cable channel TV Land is pulling the plug on the last original scripted series it has on the air, “Teachers.”
Deadline reports that season 3B of the series, set to premiere on Jan. 15, 2019, will be the show’s final chapter.
“Following the recent move of TV Land’s flagship original series, ‘Younger,’ to Viacom sibling Paramount Network, ‘Teachers’ remained the only original scripted series on TV Land, leaving the network with no original series and no originals in the pipeline,” Deadline reports.
The report notes that a major Viacom restructuring back in January 2017 “identified six flagship brands, including Paramount Network, that were earmarked to get the lion’s share of financial resources, naming the others, including TV Land, reinforcing brands.” At the time, TV Land was running seven original scripted series.
“Since then, it has canceled three, migrated four to Paramount Network and has not greenlighted new shows, bringing its original slate from 7 to 0 in less than two years,” Deadline reports.