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CBS continues to make decisions on its bubble shows.
The network has canceled Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders after two low-rated seasons.
Killing off Criminal Minds’ second spinoff was not a quick decision. CBS renewed the 2016 midseason effort, lambasted by critics for its xenophobic premise of Americans encountering problems abroad, though only for another 13 episodes. Ratings got even more dangerously low, averaging just a 1.2 in the key demo. And while the 7.3 million-strong average would look good elsewhere, it was not much to write home about for a CBS drama. Showrunner Erica Messer still has the mothership as Criminal Minds was recently renewed for a 13th season.
Gary Sinise, Alana De La Garza and Tyler James Henry starred in the co-production between ABC Studios and CBS Television Studios. Mark Gordon exec produced.
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders is only the second returning drama to get the ax from CBS this season, joining veteran comedy 2 Broke Girls in the canceled category as The Odd Couple awaits a formal call (it is not expected to move forward). On the freshman side, CBS canceled Doubt after two seasons as well as comedy The Great Indoors while dramas Pure Genius and Training Day are not expected to continue.
Meanwhile, CBS — which presents its new schedule to ad buyers this week in New York — added eight new shows for the 2017-18 broadcast season with half of them dramas.
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