‘Eye Candy’ Canceled by MTV, Victoria Justice Eulogizes Show on Twitter
Well, with the advent of Scream the TV Series, it seems MTV needs to make room on its schedule: MTV has canceled Eye Candy after one season. The show followed the exploits of tech savant Lindy Sampson (Victoria Justice) and her team of hackers, as they attempted to solve the murders committed by her online suitor. Based on the novel of the same name by R. L. Stine, Eye Candy ran for a brief, ten-episode first season.
Confirmation of the show’s cancellation came from Justice herself.
“Eye Candy will not be returning for season two,” she wrote on Twitter. “Even though a lot of you are going to feel sad/angry, please know that playing Lindy Sampson, is something that I loved and I will hold dear to my heart.”
The show was never a hit, averaging just 592,000 total viewers, although it performed far better on social media, perhaps owing to the cast and crew, many of whom are active on Twitter. In her eulogy for the show, Justice shouted out her colleagues, before sending out a heartfelt message to fans:
I couldn’t have asked for better cast mates to work with either. They are the most down to earth, talented and kind souls that I am so happy to have met. Then there’s our show runner @Christiantwit1 who is so awesomely talented and made a show that I am so incredibly proud to be a part of. A very special thank you to Jason Blum and the Blumhouse team, you guys are amazing! Jessica, thanks for all your hard work and dedication to Eye Candy.
Last but definitely not at all least, thank you to the amazing fans. I saw all of your WW trends (it might be 23 or 24 to date) and your unflinching support. It’s because of all of you that I get to do what I love. I am beyond grateful for that. It made me so happy that you embraced the show the way you did. I was so lucky to have you guys along for the ride, because you made it that much more exciting!
As for @Caseydiedrick, @HarveyGuillen, @Kierseyclemons, @fryryCooper & @JohnGaret, I love you all and I’m so excited to see what great things you guys will be doing next. Let’s all grab dinner next week and celebrate a show that we all loved and were so proud to make.
Love to you all,
What do you think of the cancellation? Did you watch Eye Candy? If so, was MTV justified in canceling it, or was there more story worth exploring? Sound off in the comments!