"Rubicon" Rejected for Second Season Pickup by AMC
"Rubicon," AMC's conspiracy-thriller, has been scrapped by the network, entertainment news outlets reported Thursday.
"Rubicon gave us an opportunity to tell a rich and compelling story, and we're proud of the series," AMC said in a statement. "This was not an easy decision, but we are grateful to have had the opportunity to work with such a phenomenally talented and dedicated team."
The show's dwindling viewership - averaging 1.26 million per episode over the course of its single-season run - precluded it from getting picked up for a second season.
"Rubicon," alongside fellow AMC originals "Mad Men" and "Breaking Bad," was warmly reviewed.
AMC's newest series is the zombie drama "The Walking Dead," which debuted on Halloween to a much beefier audience: 5.3 million viewers. The network has since ordered a full 13-episode season, TV Guide reported Thursday.
Meanwhile, Fox just renewed "The Simpsons" for a 23rd season.
Are you mourning the loss of "Rubicon"?