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. Shane says

    Someone needs to pick it up. Alex, Coach, Sammy, Harmon & Thad were not through telling their story! At least give us a movie so the fans can see Alex graduate.

  2. Analese conley says

    Blue Mountain State needs to come back it’s hilariously fun and brilliant. I personally think spike didn’t put enough effort in advertising this show in order to get the ratings it deserved. Blue Mountain State MUST come back. However research has shown ratings did go up, therefore bms deserves a second chance!!

  3. Matthew says

    I finally discovered this on Netflix, thinking it was just another Friday Night Lights type clone instead of the insane college comedy it was. I chalk it up to bad marketing, because this series is funnier than any college/teenage comedy ever, including Animal House. The sole ******* jock on the show demonstrating the “oil change” off camera was the funniest thing I have ever seen on TV. Please, Netflix bring this one back.

  4. Kaitlyn says

    i loved blue mountain state so much, im praying they bring it back!!!!! i cant beleive such an amazing show only had 3 seasons :(

  5. says

    this show was great and the fact that spike cancelled this show is incredibly disrespectful to the fans and followers of this show…. this show should be picked up and continued on another channel!!!! this has the potential to go on for many of seasons!!!

  6. Rasmus Fredborg says

    I think it’s annoying. You can’t just close down series like that. It should start again. Did you also know that BMS is one of the most popular series for ung people on Netflix. Drop the …….. and start a forth season.

  7. says

    They should try and sell it to netflix as long as the cast and crew stayed it be a hit for sure I have a bunch of buddies come over get drunk and watch bms bring it back nothing has even come close to this show

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