‘Satisfaction’ canceled by USA after two seasons


Insert all of the jokes you want here about USA not getting more “Satisfaction.”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the network has quietly canceled the Matt Passmore series after two seasons on the air. This move comes after the second season aired on Fridays (never a great night for a cable show) this past fall to ratings that were not in line with what USA wants from the original programming. At the time of its season 2 renewal the network picked saving it over another series in “Rush,” but it turns out that neither of them had much of a long life.

For the past few years we’d say that USA is a network in transition, and we do still feel like that is the case. While they have a critical smash hit right now in “Mr. Robot” and a promising series in “Colony,” most of the ratings strength is still behind the long-running “Suits.” They also still have “Royal Pains” for at least eight more episodes, which is in our mind the last remaining show from the era in which their programming was all about fun, quirky characters doing unusual things.

In the end, the timing of the “Satisfaction” cancellation may be one of the best things possible for its cast, given that this does give them an opportunity to go out and seek some more work in time for pilot season. This is something that worked out well for one-time “Rush” star Tom Ellis, who is now at the center of “Lucifer” at Fox, a show currently cruising towards a renewal.

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