USA Cancels 'Sirens' After Two Seasons

The Denis Leary-produced series was one of the network's first forays into half-hour comedy.
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USA has canceled Sirens after two seasons. The project marked the cable network's first foray into scripted half-hour comedy.

From Fox 21, Sirens was produced by Denis Leary and Bob Fisher and centered on a close group of EMTs in Chicago. The series starred Michael Mosley, Kevin Daniels, Kevin Bigley and Jessica McNamee.

The decision to cancel Sirens should come as little surprise given USA's renewed focus on drama. The NBCUniversal-owned cable network experimented in the comedy arena with both Sirens and ABC Signature's Benched, the latter of which was axed after one season.

Meanwhile, USA still has six episodes of a "soft-scripted" comedic series with Donny Deutsch in the works, likely to pair with half-hour reality juggernaut Chrisley Knows Best. Scripted comedy Playing House returns for season two in August, with USA planning to use that low-cost series as an experiment with its digital platform.

 

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