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Blue Mountain State: Cancelled; No Season Four

Blue Mountain State canceled season fourThe game is over for Coach Daniels (Ed Marinaro) and his team. There won’t be a fourth season for Blue Mountain State. The Spike TV series has been cancelled.

The comedy series revolves around the on and off-field antics of Pennsylvania college football powerhouse, Blue Mountain State. Coach Daniels has his hands full with the hijynx of his wife (Denise Richards) and students like team captain Thad (Alan Ritchson), quarterback Alex (Darin Brooks), and team mascot Sammy (Chris Romano).

The comedy performed decently for Spike in season one and realized significant gains in season two. The cable channel reported that the series saw a 33% increase with men 18-34, a 50% climb in men 18-24, and a 14% increase with men 18-49.

Total viewership dropped however in season three which kicked off this past September. While some episodes of season two had attracted 1.25 million viewers, at least one episode of season three garnered only half as many viewers. Spike TV aired the last two episodes of the season on November 30th. It turns out they’ll also be the last of the series as well.

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Lionsgate, the studio that produces Blue Mountain State, apparently considered shopping the series to other outlets but it didn’t work out. The cast and crew were recently told that season four wouldn’t be happening.

While it’s been reported that the show was cancelled due to a decline in ratings, producer Eric Falconer says differently. He tweeted, “BMS wasn’t cancelled because of a drop in ratings. Season 3 was actually up 20% + in all male demographics vs S2. It was a budget issue.”

As recently as last week, Falconer was still hoping to hear that the show had been picked up for season four. However, it seems that State was actually living on borrowed time with Spike — even during season three. Last August, Spike TV executive VP Sharon Levy told Variety that the cable channel would be focusing on only non-scripted programming for the immediate future.

Of the cancellation news, Ritchson wrote, “Sad day for #BMS fans.” He followed that up with, “I can’t thank the dedicated cast, crew, and fans enough for all the love and support. Portraying Thad was a dream come true. I’m grateful.”

Brooks thanked the cast and crew and “everyone who made this show possible…a HUGE thank you!! Love you guys!!”

What do you think? Are you sorry that Blue Mountain State has been cancelled? Would you follow the show to another channel? Would you be interested in a BMS movie?

 

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Anonymous October 29, 2014 at 8:46 pm

Bms is the best show ever dont stop playing it. Youll make more money

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Porkchop October 28, 2014 at 10:30 pm

Yes BMS is better than most TV shows why is leaving

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Sheila October 23, 2014 at 9:08 pm

Nerlfix should play it! I love this show!!! Bring it back!!!!!!

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Cory October 21, 2014 at 11:02 pm

They need to put the show back on. it the best show ever

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mark Petersen October 21, 2014 at 4:40 pm

This show is a classc! Please bring it back. I would watch it anywhere or place. Best comedy ever with the likes of SNL.

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ricardo gil October 20, 2014 at 5:41 pm

they have to put another season, its my favorite show, dont care if its on another channel just put it back on!!!!

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Mojitos October 16, 2014 at 11:32 am

Seriously disappointing! Great show with so much left to be told.

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Anonymous October 14, 2014 at 11:12 pm

best show ever

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Johnnie Johnson October 9, 2014 at 4:32 pm

I love this show i would love to see a 4th season please idc what channel its on i would follow bms anywhere

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Michael merritt October 9, 2014 at 1:34 am

Bms changed my life bring it back now!!!! It makes me seriously sad and pissed

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Bro beans October 7, 2014 at 5:58 pm

Pleeeeeaaaseeee bring it back! I would watch it anywhere! My favorite show ever!

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Ryan October 4, 2014 at 11:34 pm

I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS TO ALEX AND SAMMIE!! BMS needs to come back! i dont care if its on another channel, but Alex and Sammie are not done! they only have one year of collage left! #bringbackbms

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Mike October 4, 2014 at 12:31 am

Yeah this is complete horseshit! BMS is an amazing show! Fuck all these dumb reality tv shows, duck dynasty is garbage compared to BMS! Bring BMS back!

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