The news is now official, and it’s also depressing: The Librarians has been canceled over at TNT after four solid seasons on the air. The news was confirmed earlier today by executive producer Dean Devlin.
Are we heartbroken over this? Absolutely, given that this is a fun, passionate show with a great cast and a loyal following. Unfortunately, at the same time we cannot say that we’re altogether surprised. TNT has been showing a pattern of canceling old shows as of late within the Kevin Reilly regime — just look at Major Crimes as an example of this, and then maybe also The Last Ship in the event that season 5 also turns out to be the last of the show.
One of the things that we really were bummed out about from the start with The Librarians this season was this simple fact: Its numbers were down in part because of a pretty poor timeslot during the winter coupled with a pretty clear lack of network promotion. This series has always had a rough go of things at TNT and we hope that it does eventually land somewhere else that will be a little more supportive of everything that it brings to the table.
Devlin notes that he is going to be shopping around the series in hopes of finding it a new home somewhere else; fingers crossed that he does ultimately find a way in which for that to happen. We’ll get into some possible new homes for it in the days to come once we have some more time to consider the options — from the jump, though, it would really be a shame to lose a show this creative and with this sort of positive impact so soon into its run. If you love The Librarians, don’t stop fighting for it!
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