Starz mulling future of 'Crash'

Speculation abounds that series won't get third-season pickup

Is "Crash" on a crash course?

Speculation is mounting that the dark Starz drama won't be renewed for a third season.

The pay cable network declined comment Wednesday beyond noting that new president and CEO Chris Albrecht began work just three days ago and is still getting a grasp of the place.

It is believed the "Crash" cancellation likely will be among the first programming decisions made by the former HBO honcho.

Starz recently renewed the period drama "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" for a second season ahead of its Jan. 22 premiere.

"Crash," based on the Oscar-winning 2005 feature, premiered in 2008 and underwent creative tweaking between the first and the second seasons.

Series star Dennis Hopper was hospitalized in September while promoting the second season. In October, he revealed that he is battling prostate cancer and put almost all his engagements on hold.