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02 November 2012 @ 06:16 pm
No Season 2 For Political Animals  
Political Animals Exclusive: No Season 2 For Greg Berlanti's Acclaimed USA Network Miniseries

Source: TV Line

USA Network has opted not to order additional episodes of Political Animals, its acclaimed-yet-ratings-challenged drama from Greg Berlanti and Laurence Mark and starring Sigourney Weaver.

Although billed as a "limited series event," Berlanti told TVLine over the summer that there was potential to spin more stories about the Barrish family (fronted by Weaver) and intrepid journo Susan Berg (Carla Gugino).

But the ratings never matched the universal raves it garnered; the Washington D.C.-set saga averaged roughly 3.2 million viewers during its run. Still, there was hope that the undeniable cachet it brought to USA would lead to a Season 2 order.

"We are proud of Political Animals, our miniseries that attracted critical acclaim and impacted the cultural conversation this summer," the network said in a statement. "It was a pleasure to work with Greg Berlanti and Laurence Mark and a powerful cast led by Sigourney Weaver. We look forward to collaborating again with these immensely talented creatives."

In a statement released via Twitter on Friday, Berlanti called the project "one of the best and most rewarding experiences of my life," adding, "The cast, the crew, writers, studio and USA were all a dream to work with. We all got to make what we set out to. Couldn't be more proud!"
(Anonymous) on November 28th, 2012 10:02 pm (UTC)
Campaign to Save Political Animals
Good afternoon Carla Gugino Fan Community, I just want you all to know that an effort is underway to fight for Political Animals. Ms. Gugino and the rest of the cast were beyond brilliant in this series and we can't let it disappear into the television graveyard without a season two. I had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Weaver this past Friday after a matinee performance of her Broadway show, and while our interaction was brief, she did appear disappointed about the news of the end for her series. If you would, please visit our Save Political Animals Facebook page today and give it a "Like". http://www.Facebook.com/SavePoliticalAnimals Thanks, and with gratitude, Hagen O'Brien