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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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bulldog2613 January 19, 2013 at 12:22 pm

I can’t believe it was canceled!!!! We are so pissed! That show is the best! Bring it back now!!!!!!!


ethan miller January 16, 2013 at 7:56 pm

best show ever i hope it comes back!!!!!


Jeffrey lipedus January 15, 2013 at 8:47 pm

PLEASE BRING IT BACK, I guarantee when they bring it back they will get more viewers because its honestly the most interesting, hilarious show with awesome actors and great HD


Latvian January 14, 2013 at 10:41 am

I cant believe the show has been cancelled.. its te best show EVER!
waiting for season 4!!!!


Vickyy January 14, 2013 at 12:33 am

this was defintley my favorite show, bring it back !


Tanner January 14, 2013 at 12:11 am

Best show ever yall need to bring it back!!!!


Adrian-Norway January 11, 2013 at 8:25 pm

This is probably the greatest show i’ve ever watched. My friends and I would be very thankful if it ever got to see the field again.


Andrew January 11, 2013 at 4:58 am

Bring it fuckin back and air it in europe more if u want money u stupid assholes this is to awesome to die…im 22year old from romania all my friends love it and want it back !


Alicia January 7, 2013 at 11:45 pm

It is complete bull crap they cancelled the show. It was the funniest thing on the air, why would you cancel it? I’ve recommended the show on netflixs to many people and I have not found a single person who did not like it. People like it and it gives people a good laugh… No reason why it shouldn’t just be moved to another channel.. Honestly my favorite show hands down. Bring it back!


BMS fan January 7, 2013 at 2:33 am

I cant believe that BMS is done. If not another season Sam should make a movie with
the same cast. The people that stoped this great show are so stupid. Tv is about making people happy and canceling this show pissed so many off. PLEASE LET BMS COME BACK.


Kenny January 6, 2013 at 4:02 am

Such a shame, this serie was the best of all!!!


Cook 162 January 5, 2013 at 10:29 pm

All time favorite show. Please please please bring it back.


dave-wonder January 5, 2013 at 9:43 pm

this was my all-time favorite show, its a tragedy that it has been cancelled. It should either be re-newed on a different network, or make a finale movie. BRING THIS SHOW BACK SOME WAY!


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v,jkgkyfhj January 5, 2013 at 2:37 am

This was the best show EVAR


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