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Camelot: Starz TV Series Cancelled, No Season Two

Camelot canceled season twoStarz has decided to cancel their Camelot TV series after one season. While the ratings weren’t bad for the Arthurian show, the numbers aren’t necessarily the whole reason why there won’t be a second season.

Camelot, as you might have guessed, is based on the legend of King Arthur. The series stars Jamie Campbell Bower as a young King Arthur, with Joseph Fiennes as Merlin, Eva Green as Morgan, and Tamsin Egerton as Guinevere.

The premiere attracted 1.1 million viewers with a 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic. That marked the cable channel’s most-watched and highest-rated original series premiere to date. Unfortunately, the second installment dropped 24% in total viewership and subsequent episodes dropped even further. Still, by the end of the season, the ratings were on an upswing. The finale nearly matching the viewership of the premiere.

While Camelot may have ordinarily ended up getting a renewal from Starz, the ratings weren’t the only factor in play.

A statement from a Starz representative notes, “Due to significant production challenges, Starz has decided not to exercise the option for subsequent seasons of Camelot with our production partners GK-tv, Octagon Films and Take 5 Productions.” Deadline reports that some of those “challenges” included scheduling conflicts with some of the actors.

What do you think? Are you sorry to hear that Camelot has been cancelled? Would you have liked to have seen a second season?

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razor March 19, 2012 at 1:45 pm

i wish anything i could say would make this show come back but it wnt and its total bull shit because its the best show ive ever seen.


Daniel Glaab March 17, 2012 at 4:31 pm

This is stupid no season 2 means Starz is once again shit and not worth spending the money on Time Warner to have yet again.. Way to go Starz now its time to go back to HBO =D atleast they make sure to keep a season that the people like!


Rhianna March 17, 2012 at 12:50 pm

I would have really like to see a second season. To bad Starz doesnt see what viewers really want.


Jenny March 16, 2012 at 12:44 pm

I loved the series and am sad it wasn’t renewed. They made a mistake on this one.


ashlee March 15, 2012 at 9:33 pm

Great stars….guess I’m canceling u too. I hope all the Camelot fans drop ur network!!!!!


Kyle March 15, 2012 at 7:39 pm

Why cancel the show?!?!? This was an awesome series with a good storyline and good actors!! I say bring the series back even if they have to replace an actor or two.


Ronny March 14, 2012 at 5:38 pm

Another great show gone. Why produce it and get the fans into it, then cancel. Thumbs down Starz! You always can get better actors and actresses, but why worry about losing fans of your station? Conflict with schedules, fire and hire like the real working class people. Not pompous actors who act like two year olds when they can’t get their way.


Jerry March 14, 2012 at 3:09 pm

Really too bad. I really enjoyed the series and was looking forward to season two.


Loulou March 12, 2012 at 4:58 pm

This was one of my favorite show. In my opinion the network didn’t give it a chance and as a viewer I feel that they don’t care about us and it is all about them. So I will not watch this network anylonger and everyone else should do the same.


Rachelle March 9, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Why cancel a great series and add series that are way less entertaining, shame on Starz for their big mistake making Starz less then welcome to watch, If Starz kept their great series over less appealing ones maybe they would have more viewers then they have….


Jessica Snow March 2, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Are you kidding? way to go starz. Finally a great show and it gets cancelled? we have so much crap on tv and now when something good comes on it gets canned. This sucks!!


Valerie Kessel March 2, 2012 at 9:30 am

OMG this keeps happening
I just get interested in a show and the network pulls it wow I give up on TV this sucks. Camelot was awesome and I watched faithfully every show perfect time slot perfect day it did not conflict with other shows.
What a big fat waist of time it really is a shame there will not be a 2nd season.


molly February 24, 2012 at 1:19 pm

PLEASE……. BRING IT BACK!!!! Replace an actor if you must…but bring it back!!!!! It was an amazing show!!


Paul February 23, 2012 at 4:16 pm

If the show was canceled then the first season was a wast, a tease…. what a wast…


Chris February 15, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Well looks like the one good thing to watch on Starz just got cancelled. Way to go Starz the show was great, with good characaters, and storyline. Plus Morgan and Gwen were fire ass hot. You had a good thing going.


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