Cancellation Watch Breaking News: NBC Cancels Midnight, Texas after Two Seasons

By | December 22, 2018

Coming as no surprise, NBC announced late yesterday that its supernatural drama Midnight, Texas has been cancelled.  That series performed relatively well for a Summer series when its first season debuted back in July 2017.  But the network moved it to the Fall schedule this season and put it on low viewership Friday nights which resulted in a significant drop in viewership (down by 45% from its first year).  NBC was likely hoping that the show would find success on Fridays similar to its long-running supernatural drama Grimm which aired in the same timeslot from 2011 to 2017.  But that didn’t work out for Midnight, Texas which is currently the network’s lowest rated show.  I have had it a Cancellation Likely status for several weeks and have also listed it as one of this season’s Call to Action shows.  It had a strong following on the social networks in its first season, but I have not seen as much activity this year.  I do expect that fans will make an effort to save the show, though, possibly by trying to convince NBC to move it back to Summer. Midnight, Texas has nine episodes in its second season (down one from its first) and that final episode will air Friday, December 28th.

Midnight, Texas focuses on a small town in Texas where supernatural characters take refuge from threats they face from the outside world.  It stars François Arnaud, Dylan Bruce, Parisa Fitz-Henley, Arielle Kebbel, and Jason Lewis and is based on the Charlaine Harris books.

There could be more announcements on the way as the Fall shows wind down for the Winter. Be sure to stay tuned to this site and the Cancelled Sci Fi Twitter Site for breaking news as well as the latest ratings results.

One thought on “Cancellation Watch Breaking News: NBC Cancels Midnight, Texas after Two Seasons

  1. Peter Paton

    I really wish that Major networks would stop putting Science fiction related shows on their primary network (NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, etc.). you all own smaller networks, such as the SYFY channel (NBC this is for you). Put those shows on there so the expectations are managed. No Science Fiction show has ever seemed to make it on a primary network. Why because the expectations are just too high, even on Fridays. Quit cancelling good shows because you don’t know how to manage your family of networks.


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