‘Unforgettable’ canceled again, no season 5 coming at A&E

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Has “Unforgettable” finally run out of lives? At the moment, it certainly appears that way.

The Poppy Montgomery series was first canceled by CBS after just one series on the air, with it eventually being brought back as a summer series for a second and third season. However, at that point we saw CBS give the show the boot for good … only for A&E to pick it up for a fourth season.

However, at this point the cable network has officially decided that the right thing to do here is move on. It’s easy to understand why; no offense to the series, but picking this up may have been one of the more dubious decisions that they’ve ever made in retrospect, especially when this is a network who previously didn’t want anything to do with “The Glades” or “Longmire,” who both drew significantly better numbers.

We thought for the sake of comparison we’d give you a breakdown of many of the show’s years on the air. The first season of the show averaged well over a 2.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic, which at the time was considered not good enough by CBS following what was then “NCIS: Los Angeles.” From there, the show moved to the summer / the spring, and in two seasons there it averaged a 1.0 and a 0.9. For its fourth season, it literally averaged just over a 0.1 rating. This is a show that lost almost its entire audience before it was predictably canceled. A&E hurt the show with its timeslot, but the reality was that it never really had much of a chance without its original network behind it. This is the sort of show that is tailor-made for CBS. We do feel for the fans, since there were some moments of great fun in season 4 and over the course of its run.

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