Canada's Shaw Media Cancels 'Bomb Girls' Drama

3:48 PM PST 04/22/2013 by Etan Vlessing

The World War II munitions factory series will go out with a bang as network Global Television orders a two-hour TV movie to help drop the curtain.

TORONTO -- Canadian broadcaster Shaw Media on Monday dropped a bombshell by canceling the homegrown period drama Bomb Girls on its Global Television network.

Shaw said it will not order a third season of the Muse Entertainment and Back Alley Film Productions drama about women who risked their lives in a World War II munitions factory building bombs for the Allies.

Rosie O’Donnell guest-starred during the second season, which aired in the U.S. on ReelzChannel.

The Canadian drama is going out with a bang, though, as Global ordered a two-hour Bomb Girls TV movie to, according to a terse statement Monday, “conclude the rich storylines and the amazing journeys of these beloved characters which have strongly resonated with the show’s loyal fans.”

Bomb Girls, which stars Meg Tilly and which Global aired while its CBS Survivor franchise was on hiatus, had been on the bubble.

Fans of the show were urged as part of an online campaign to write executives at Global to help convince them to order a third season.

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