TNT Cancels ‘Legends’, ‘Agent X’, ‘Public Morals’, Renews ‘The Librarians’ and Two More
It’s a mix of good and bad news for fans of solid cable dramas: TNT has canceled Legends, Public Morals, and Agent X, but has renewed The Librarians, Murder in the First and Major Crimes.
Of the three canceled series, Legend is the only one to have made it to a second season. The series centered on Sean Bean as a federal agent who assumes different identities for each mission was a compelling drama that provided an intriguing platform for Bean’s talents. But it ultimately failed to find an audience. Still, it performed better than the 1960s-set Public Morals, and the political action-drama Agent X. However, the ratings just weren’t strong enough to secure a third season.
As for the renewed series, The Librarians has been a solid performer for TNT, perhaps due to its fun, action-adventure style, or perhaps due to the residual goodwill the franchise has earned as a result of the popular TV movies on which the series is based. Either way, fans are liking this show quite a bit, and the steady viewership was enough to secure a third season for Fall 2016, with 10 episodes set to air. Similarly, Murder in the First, the crime show starring Taye Diggs and Kathleen Robertson, averaged 5.6 million viewers per episode, which was enough to earn another season of 10 episodes for the summer of 2016. Major Crimes, meanwhile, is the most tenured of the returning shows. The show has earned a fifth season of 13 episodes set to debut in the summer.
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