October 14, 2011 3:04pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
TNT Cancels 'Memphis Beat'
TNT is off the beat.
The cable network has canceled Jason Lee starrer Memphis Beat after two seasons.
"The network thanks everyone involved in the production of Memphis Beat for their work on the series, including the great cast and crew," the network said in a statement. "TNT wishes everyone the best."
Starring Lee as a police detective working the general assignment division of the Memphis Police Department, the series from Warner Horizon Television premiered to 4.3 million viewers in June 2010, with second season reaching series lows. Its now series finale aired Aug. 16.
The cancelation comes mere days after Memphis Beat creators (and spouses) Liz Garcia and Josh Harto sold a drama pitch to NBC titled The Meadows.
TNT last month canceled medical drama Hawthorne after three seasons.