Tough news is coming out today for “The Bridge,” even though we cannot say that we are entirely shocked about it.
After a particularly low-rated second season earlier this summer, in addition to a somewhat-mixed reception from critics, FX has opted to not issue a renewal to the Diane Kruger – Demian Bichir series. This felt almost inevitable when they renewed “Tyrant,” even if they do have a pair of other shows in “Sons of Anarchy” and “Justified” that are ending.
What this move really shows to us is that the network is excited enough about the rest of their upcoming programming that they are not worried about the ramifications of getting rid of another show that they have on the network, even if there is backlash. Ryan Murphy has “American Crime Story” coming up along with “American Horror Story,” Kurt Sutter is prepping his new show “The Bastard Executioner,” and we also have at least one more season from “The Americans” to go along with “Tyrant.” Basically, the network has such an embarrassment of riches at the moment that it does not particularly feel like they need to bring a whole lot else to the table.
The only positive about this announcement coming when it has is that it could open the door for Kruger, Bichir, and some of the other cast members to get in to a new show during the upcoming pilot season, rather than being stuck for a long time without potential work. We feel like they’ll be able to find something, but the bummer here is that this series gave some of the best material to Latino actors out of almost any of TV at the moment.
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