NBC Cancels 'A.D. The Bible Continues'

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Follow-up to Mark Burnett and Roma Downey’s 'The Bible' only lasted one season.

NBC has decided not to continue A.D. The Bible Continues.

The series opened to high expectations but was not an out-of-the-box ratings hit like History Channel's record-setting The Bible. From producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, the Universal Television drama is a rare miss for the mega-producers, and came in a season in which religious-themed fare, including CBS' Dovemakers mini, failed to lure live viewers. 

For NBC, the A.D. cancellation comes after a disastrous freshman season in which only Mysteries of Laura will return. The news comes days after NBC axed rookie drama American Odyssey. 

THR confirmed the news, but NBC and Universal Television declined comment.