TV Show Cancellations: Intruders, Taxi-Brooklyn, Garfunkel & Oates
With the current TV season nearing its end, news of show cancellations are slowly pouring in. The latest shows to be given the ax include “Intruders,” “Taxi-Brooklyn” and “Garfunkel & Oates.” More details below.
BBC Two and BBC America have decided not to renew “Intruders” for a second season. The show, which premiered back in Aug. 23, 2014, has been in the bubble for quite some time. But a confirmation has come via a Twitter post published by one of the show’s executive producer. Glen Morgan wrote that the series will “live only in 8 episodes,” indicating that the first season is all there is to it.
Meanwhile, novelist Michael Marshall Smith, who wrote the book the show is based from, also wrote a confirmation of the cancellation on his blog. Smith expressed his gratitude to the people who have worked to make the series. He remarked that they did not sell the book short and that he’s proud of what the writers and producers have done to his story.
“Intruders” starred Mira Sorvino and John Simm. It centered on a detective’s discovery of a secret society, which had some connections with his wife.
Over at NBC, while no confirmation from the network has been released, TV Line reports that the show “Taxi Brooklyn” is essentially over after one season. Chyler Leigh, the star of the series, has been cast in “Supergirl.” What this essentially means is that the actress is no longer committed to doing another show.
“Taxi Brooklyn,” which debuted last Apr. 14, 2014, also starred Jacky Ido and Ally Walker. It was based on French director Luc Besson’s film “Taxi,” which was also adapted as a movie starring Jimmy Fallon and Queen Latifah.
Lastly, the off-the-wall series “Garfunkel & Oates” has also been dropped by cable channel IFC, as confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter. Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci first did this as a web series, before IFC premiered the show on cable last Aug. 17, 2014. The story followed two girls who performed satirical songs. The stars’ actual web videos continue to go viral even today, but the TV show inception only averaged 140,000 viewers.
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