WGN's 'Underground' Canceled After Two Seasons + John Legend Vows to Find the Show a New Home

After two seasons, WGN America has decided to cancel Underground.

The decision comes as parent company Tribune Media’s $3.9 billion planned acquisition by Sinclair Broadcast Group moves the network away from high-cost scripted originals.

via Deadline:

 “As WGN America evolves and broadens the scope and scale of its portfolio of series, we recently announced that resources will be reallocated to a new strategy to increase our relevance within the rapidly changing television landscape. This move is designed to deliver additional value for our advertising and distribution partners and offer viewers more original content across our air,” Tribune Media President and CEO Peter Kern said. “Despite Underground being a terrific and important series, it no longer fits with our new direction and we have reached the difficult decision not to renew it for a third season. We are tremendously proud of this landmark series that captured the zeitgeist and made an impact on television in a way never before seen on the medium. We thank the incomparable creators Misha Green and Joe Pokaski and the great John Legend, along with the talented creative team and cast who brought the unsung American heroes of the Underground Railroad to life. We are grateful to the loyal fans of Underground and our partners at Sony Pictures Television. It is our hope that this remarkable show finds another home and continues its stories of courage, determination and freedom.”

…another show bites the dust.

Update: John Legend, who serves as executive producer on the show, says that they’ll try and find a new home for it.

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