5:14pm PT by Rick Porter
'Colony' Canceled After 3 Seasons on USA
USA has pulled the plug on Colony after three seasons, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
The sci-fi drama from Universal Cable Productions and Legendary Television suffered sizable ratings declines in its recently completed third season. In live-plus-3 ratings, it averaged a 0.3 rating (394,000 viewers) among adults 18-49 and 1.3 million total viewers. That was down 59 percent in the demo and 42 percent in viewers versus season two.
Among USA's current drama series, Colony had the lowest 18-49 rating.
The series, from creators Ryan J. Condal and Carlton Cuse (Lost, Bates Motel), told the story of a near-future Los Angeles that had been taken over by alien invaders. It starred Lost veteran Josh Holloway as a man attempting to locate his son in another area of the walled-off city; he reluctantly worked for the side collaborating with the hosts. His wife, played by Sarah Wayne Callies (The Walking Dead), was a member of the resistance.
The cast also included Peter Jacobson, Tory Kittles, Alex Neustadter, Isabella Crovetti-Cramp and Jacob Buster.
After a strong series premiere (2.2 million live-plus-3 viewers, 0.8 in adults 18-49), Colony took significant ratings hits season to season. A move to Wednesday nights for season three precipitated the bigger drops for what turned out to be its final run.
The show wrapped its third season June 25.