6:45pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'BrainDead,' 'American Gothic' Canceled at CBS
CBS is abandoning ship on two of its three summer scripted originals.
The network has canceled dramas BrainDead and American Gothic after one season each, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Of the network's three summer 2016 dramas, only the previously renewed Zoo will return.
The move comes after CBS All Access recently announced that the Kings will serve as showrunners on the Good Wife spinoff after the duo initially wanted to take a backseat on the digital platform's follow-up drama. The decision to cancel BrainDead was further complicated by CBS' SVOD deal with Amazon, which has rights to one summer scripted entry per year through 2018.