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AMC Cancels 'Rubicon'

Had to happen sooner or later: AMC has cancelled a drama series -- political thriller Rubicon.

Rubicon will not continue following its sleepy first season, which averaged 1.6 million viewers and an ultra-soft 439,000 adults 18-49.

The network released the following statement:

"Rubicon gave us an  opportunity to tell a rich and compelling story and we're very proud of the series.  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 AMC's first two dramas, Mad Men and Breaking Bad, were critical hits and have performed decently in the ratings. The network also had a limited series, The Prisoner, which only had a single run. The network's newest series, The Walking Dead, has been a smash with critics and in the Nielsens and quickly received a second season order.

Rubicon premiered on AMC on August 1, 2010 and was produced by Warner Horizon Television.