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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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Unknown September 15, 2014 at 5:46 pm

This was the most hilarious show ever!! There needs to be a season four, five, and six!! and a movie!!:) Figure something out to bring it back! Please.. Even if you just aired it on netflix. Something! #sad #missingit #IlovedThad

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Aya September 6, 2014 at 4:45 pm

SEASON 4 OR EVEN JUST A MOVIE. PLEASE!

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Anonymous September 2, 2014 at 5:22 pm

There needs to be a season 4!! Bad. Like that’s the best show I’ve ever watched. Go Goats

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Anonymous September 2, 2014 at 3:24 am

Fuck yeah…we need a season 4

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Jhuan September 1, 2014 at 6:14 am

Air the show dam it. Whoever decided to cancel it is an asshole!
#BMS #Bring#It#Back#Hurry

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Anon August 30, 2014 at 1:34 pm

Its so sad that the show is over!! I also enjoed it as a girl! Thats my fave series!!!

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Anonymous August 28, 2014 at 12:39 am

I will follow it all the way around the world if need be.

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Anonymous August 26, 2014 at 11:00 am

This was my favorite show by far

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smokey August 22, 2014 at 1:03 pm

This is bull**** they need a season 4 best show by far

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Anonymous August 22, 2014 at 6:02 am

Greatest show ever need season 4 damn all the reality tv bullshit bring back BMS

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Anonymous August 22, 2014 at 2:30 am

This show is probably the greatest one out there. You need to make the fourth season! And possibly even more!!

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