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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  1. Rik Kelley says

    I really hope someone picks this show. It was one of the best shows I have ever watched!! For everyone that has ever watched this show please put this back on tv!!!

  2. A. Greene says

    I would watch BMS on any channel. I would even subscribe to Netflix just to watch it. If the show isn’t going to continue at least end it with a movie! It’s by far one the best shows ever on tv. Please find a way to bing it back!!

  3. says

    Please bring it back I’ve watched all the seasons 3 times and almost cried every time on the last episode I got so attached I would love a come back or a movie

  4. Cole says

    Bms is my favorite show of all time I don’t get how you could ever cancel this, it should keep going on wether is a different station or the same one

  5. Mike Gindlesperger says

    I am currently watching Blue Mountain State for the 8th episode today. It never gets old and i would do anything in the world to experience a oreo race with thad castle haha!! Alex Moran is my ******* hero and as an Ohio University graduate i can honestly say thats exactly how we lived!! PARTY AT THE GOAT HOUSE!!!! WOOOO!!! Please bring This show back and cast me!! Ha i wanna be a ******* Goat House alum!!!”

  6. Johnny says

    They definitely need a season 4+. Kind of dumb to see one ratings drop in the show and then cancel it. I’m sure it would have picked back up. Very new kind of humor in this show. Although it looked simple enough , it definitely was thought out very well.

    BMS fan Johnny



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