A drama series running on cable has been canceled, with the news coming more than a year after the show wrapped its freshman season. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that Viacom-owned BET pulled the plug on the legal drama “In Contempt,” which will not have a second season on the channel.
The show’s 10-episode first season wrapped in June 2018. Created by Terri Kopp, the series starred Erica Ash, Christian Keyes and Richard Lawson.
“Sources say BET had been waiting to see how the rest of its 2019 programming fared as it evaluated the future of the legal drama,” THR notes.
The report quotes a statement released today by a spokesperson for BET saying: “At this time, BET Networks will not be moving forward with a second season of ‘In Contempt.’ We are grateful to the incredible cast and producers. We would especially like to thank and recognize the acclaimed executive producers Terri Kopp, who created the series, Lance Samuels and Daniel Iron. We look forward to finding ways to continue in partnership. We are also excited to continue our relationship with the star of ‘In Contempt,’ Erica Ash, as she is set to star along Paula Patton in the film ‘Sacrifice’ premiering this fall on BET+.”