Aired: 2016, 1 Season Totaling 10 Episodes
Starring: Elizabeth Mitchell, Elizabeth Lail, Amber Coney, Alberto Frezza
Series Website: freeform.go.com/shows/dead-of-summer
Description: Set in the late 1980s, school is out for the summer, and a sun-drenched season of firsts beckons the counselors at Camp Stillwater, a seemingly idyllic Midwestern summer camp, including first loves, first kisses—and first kills. Stillwater’s dark, ancient mythology awakens, and what was supposed to be a summer of fun soon turns into one of unforgettable scares and evil at every turn. Freeform.com
Why Was It Cancelled? This show came from Once Upon A Time veterans Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, and Freeform likely hoped that the high profile creative team would bring high ratings. But the show only averaged a 0.2 rating with around half a million viewers and also lost a fair amount of the audience from its lead-in Pretty Little Liars. Its numbers were actually better than what Stitchers was seeing in Spring of 2016 before getting renewed for a third season, but Dead of Summer apparently did not have the same “stickiness” in the social nets that allegedly helped the sci fi procedural. This show also received poor marks from critics and it becomes yet another one-season-and-done casualty of the Peak TV era.