Copper: Cancelled, No Third Season for BBC America Series

Copper canceled by BBC AmericaIt’s the end of the road for Copper on BBC America. The cable channel has announced that the show has been cancelled after two seasons. The cancellation comes following the show’s modest ratings.

In a statement, BBC America GM Perry Simon said, “The opportunity to work with Tom Fontana, Barry Levinson, Will Rokos, Thomas Kelly and the extraordinary cast and crew on this journey is one that we are extremely proud of.”

He continued, “Their vision to retell the immigrant experience through the melting pot of New York City was an original and fresh idea that melded well with the essence of BBC America’s programming. After 23 episodes, with Lincoln dead and the nation starting to heal, it seems a fitting moment to conclude this American story.”

The de facto series finale will air this Sunday. It’s called “The Place I Called My Home.”

What do you think? Are you sorry to hear there won’t be a third season of Copper? How would you have ended the series?

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  1. Amelia G says

    copper is a grand show without an ending. wish bbc treated it like downton abbey is treated. not everyone’s cuppa but giving it the grand old carpet treatment for those who love it. perhaps it isn’t too late for it to return.

  2. Nancy Herb says

    Nomi and the Bring Back Copper team are keeping the dream alive with their Facebook campaign. Wouldn’t be the same without Nomi, who has hung in there and lead the battle against BBC and the baddies who cancelled this show too soon. Nomi will go down fighting to Bring Back Copper. Will you join her quest?

    • robert says

      no one contacted me during survey so I will add my vote for copper to return. I never missed a one of the weekly episodes. I refuse to watch bbc till copper returns.

  3. EM says

    Candace- The Bring Back Copper Facebook page already has petitions going:

    First / Original Petition : 1,848+ https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/bbc-america-renew-copper-tv-for-season-3#

    Second Petition : 691+ http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/bbc-america-bring-back-the-television-show-copper

    Third Petition : 378+ http://www.change.org/petitions/bbcamerica-to-renew-copper-for-a-third-season#share

    They also have a Facebook page where they are running campaigns.

    Nomi Herbstman is in charge of that campaign.

      • EM says

        And lead the events you do. You are the leader of the campaign to Bring Back Copper. Without you there would be no Copper revival. You are the one that tells everyone what to do and how and when.

        • EK says

          There’s a team of people, who rung the “Save / Bring Back Copper” campaign, EM.

          No one, tells anyone, what to do — how — and when.

          Why are your spreading lies, about this campaign ?

          • EK says

            Wow, I can’t type, lol

            There’s a team of people, who run the “Save / Bring Back Copper” campaign, EM.

            No one, tells anyone, what to do — how — and when.

            Why are you spreading lies, about this campaign ?

          • EM says

            Why are you taking what I am saying a negative? I think anyone who joins the Bring Back Copper campaign should acknowledge the hard work and effort that Nomi has put into it from the start. Just following the page, you can see that she is large and in charge of this effort. Any fan of Copper should be happy to know that there is someone so decided to this effort that she has devoted so much of her personal time and effort to make it happen. She motivates and keeps people going when others fail. She is the first to question anyone’s dedication. Nomi is the reason the campaign is still going after the show was cancelled in September. Fans of Copper who want to help bring it back should know they have such a tireless and fearless leader in Nomi. Question for you is, why are you so worried about who gets the credit? Doesn’t it only matter that they show is revived?

          • Amelia G says

            sounds like a grand campaign, with everyone chipping into wanting a wee bit of credit. but, why is it a lie if the lass wants to give a bit of credit to someone else? most important thing is the lads at bbc see this and realize we all want the show back on lovefilm and such.

  4. candace says

    Please bring Copper back on another network! This was a superb series with history, intrigue, and good storytelling! Please bring it back somewhere!

  5. Clctrax says

    It never ceases to amaze me….I happen to really enjoy watching a weekly series and they cancel it. But, they sure put those stupid reality shows on. Guess people like them, but a good show like Copper is my choice!!

  6. Barbara Galvin says

    I hate that this series is over!! I loved it and it was obvious from the last show that they expected to have a third season, because nothing was tied up or actually concluded. We had a “Copper night” too, and it was great. Great actors, great plot and so gritty and real.

  7. Copperfan says

    This was a great show. But they should have slowed it down. They raced through situations. Then the situations got goofy. My husband and I felt as if they did not want the show on anymore. We liked it and wish it would come back with a few adjustments

  8. Leesa says

    I am so disappointed that Copper will not renew the third season, I hope that another network will seize the opportunity like AE, AMC, STARZ or NETFLIX….I would hope the network will read posts and pleas and reconsider bringing back an entertaining show, how Dan they leave the sow hanging where the hell is Eva and who was in the barrels….so sad

  9. donna says

    i am so upset that ” Copper” has been cancelled, my family never missed an episode. the cast is so talented and the stories so good, this is just plain stupid to cancel such a good series and yet keep such mindless crap as are these ” reality” shows.

  10. Vicky says

    This show was awesome! Great acting, great characters. I liked the roughness about it, no sugar coating. Sick and tired of the idiotic reality shows. Hope BBC reconsiders and gives us season three.

  11. Patricia says

    Hi it is a shame that a popular show as Copper is being cancelled. It is a very well loved show. Loved by many. I hope that the BBC would reconsider canceling Copper. Why is it that the show The American people love to watch gets cancelled. The stations should let the American people vote on who the cancel . Please bring Copper back.

  12. Anonymous says

    This is my favorite show. I am so sad to hear it was canceled. My friends and I had “Copper night” every Sunday in Wisconsin. This show is so well written and the acting is incredible. What a shame.

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