TNT has made some huge decisions on the future of some of their shows, and the majority of them are to be expected. The network has, per Deadline, canceled the Sean Bean series “Legends” after two seasons, and both “Public Morals” and “Agent X” after only one year on the air.
In the case of the latter, we almost wonder if was something that should have been ordered in the first place. The Sharon Stone series drew pretty poor ratings, and to go along with that bad reviews from most of the media. “Public Morals” was a bit of auteur project for creator / star Ed Burns, and that is at least a risk that was worth taking. It just, like “Mob City,” failed to find much of an audience on the network.
So why did “Legends” go south? It’s ultimately the same problem: Ratings. Even a reboot for the second season couldn’t change things up, but the network tried much of what they could. For Bean, we’re sure that another good TV opportunity will come up in due time, and hopefully one that has a chance to fair a little bit better. (One of the things that we never quite liked about this one was the name; it never really screamed anything exciting, and that may have been part of its problem.)
The good news for TNT is that they have plenty of other projects to try out over the course of the next couple of years, and through them maybe they can find their next series destined to be enormous hits. It’s been a while since the network had one.
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