‘Marlon,’ ‘Midnight, Texas’ & ‘Z Nation’ Canceled

Bah humbug. A trio of shows received bags of coal in their stockings ahead of Christmas. All three were given the axe.

The peacock network was especially cruel. NBC pulled the plug on not one, but two shows. First came Midnight, Texas. The series, based on the books by author Charlaine Harris (True Blood), did well in its first season, becoming the highest-rated drama series of the summer. However, it didn’t fare well when it aired this fall. Ergo the cancellation. It’s season finale next Friday will be its last.

Marlon also experienced a similar fate. The NBC comedy also dropped during its second season, from 1.5 in the adults 18-49 age demo and 5.6 million total viewers to 0.8 in the demo and 3 million total viewers. No big surprise NBC decided not to move forward.

Over on SyFy, the news wasn’t great either for Z Nation. Producers announced on Twitter that the show’s fifth season would be its last. “We wanted to tell you face to face … that we were not renewed for Season 6,” Latt said. “This is not the end of anything. This is just the beginning of a lot of things.”

As you can infer from the Tweet, there is some good news for fans of the show. A Z Nation prequel series has been ordered by Netflix.

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