There is a major complication coming now for the future of “Complications“: There are not going to be any new episodes of the series in the near future.
Today, USA confirmed that they have canceled the Jason O’Mara series after just one year and only subpar-at-best ratings. The move does still admittedly still catch us off guard, with the primary reason being that we feel like for any cable network, you want to give a show at least two years to try to find itself. We didn’t think that the series was a complete dud, and was worth giving at least one more try.
However, Deadline claims that the complication here (we really should stop using that word) is that the show is not fully owned by them or parent company NBCUniversal, which makes it a little less cost-effective to keep than some other shows. This is a factor that has played into many cable decisions as of late, from “Longmire” being canceled by A&E to “White Collar” getting such a tiny final season. Ownership matters more and more, which is why if you are a studio owned by a larger network corporation, you better beg to get on one of their networks. Otherwise, you’re going to have a hard time. If you are a studio like Sony … well, things are just rough for you.
Hopefully, at least O’Mara can get another really good gig in the future. This is a very good actor who has been on shows like “Terra Nova” and “Vegas” in addition to this one, and all three have been canceled after just one season.
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