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Old 07-27-2012, 03:13 PM
AMC cancels The Killing:

AMC has cancelled The Killing after two seasons, but the rainy murder mystery could live on at another network.

Statement from the network: “After much deliberation, we’ve come to the difficult decision not to renew The Killing for a third season. AMC is incredibly proud of the show and is fortunate to have worked with such a talented team on this project, from showrunner Veena Sud and our terrific partners at Fox Television Studios to the talented, dedicated crew and exceptional cast.”

Fox Television Studios quickly sent out a statement saying the studio plans to shop the drama series to other networks: “Fox Television Studios is extremely proud of The Killing, the extraordinary writing staff and crew, and what we believe is one of the best casts on television. We will proceed to try to find another home for the show.”

The Killing has been one of AMC’s few missteps in an otherwise remarkable plunge into scripted television during the last several years. The show premiered last year to solid ratings and plenty of fan and critic excitement. But in a move that will likely be used as an object lesson in serialized series management for years to come, AMC and Sud managed to infuriating fans by declining to solve a mystery that viewers felt they had been led to believe would be cleared up by the end of the first season. When season two debuted in April, ratings dropped 33 percent to 1.8 million viewers. Ratings continued to sag until the finale, which garnered 1.4 million viewers and finally revealed who killed teen murder victim Rosie Larsen.
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