After one season, FOX has decided not to renew the cop drama series “Gang Related.” The plug on the Ramon Rodriguez and Terry O’ Quinn starrer has been pulled after its 13-episode run this summer. Read on for more details about this news story.
The series revolved around the story of a gang member who was sent to be the gang’s inside man at the San Francisco Police Department. Eventually, Ryan Lopez rose in the ranks and became a decorated cop. But his ties with the gang still existed. Lopez tried hard to strike a balance between his job and his crime family. His loyalty, however, was put to a test when he was assigned to the police’s Gang Task Force.
Created by Chris Morgan and produced by FOX Television and Imagine TV, “Gang Related” starred Ramon Rodriquez, Terry O’Quinn, Inbar Lavi, Jay Hernandez, Sung Kang and Cliff Curtis. The show was first set for airing during FOX’s midseason, but it was pushed back to a summer slot, when scheduling on the network became a problem.
Premiering last May 8, 2014, the show wasn’t able to take off during the summer berth, as insiders said the serialized drama was better fitted for a regular fall or spring timeslot. While the show averaged 2.93 million viewers and its ratings was consistent, it had a low key demo (ages 18-49 viewers) at 0.9 million viewers. When the series ended last Sept. 2, 2014, it received 2.36 million viewers.
Deadline reported that FOX was considering bringing back “Gang Related” for another year, owing to the fact that the show had a small but loyal viewership. There were plenty of considerations too — one of which being that the show ran during the summer lull, where few people watched TV. FOX was apparently open to talks of the show’s renewal. But as “Gang Related’s” possible timeslot for the next season would once again fall during summer 2015, the network decided to scrap the series altogether.
The final episode to “Gang Related” left no cliffhangers, much to the relief of its followers.
And that’s the word on “Gang Related,” which FOX has canceled as soon as the series ended its first season last Sept. 2, 2014. Do you think FOX made the right decision? Sound off in the comments!
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