Intelligence: No Season Two for CBS Series; Cancelled

Intelligence TV show cancelledJosh Holloway enjoyed a long run on Lost but unfortunately he hasn’t been as lucky with Intelligence. The CBS TV show has now been cancelled after one season of 13 episodes.

On Intelligence, Gabriel Vaughn (Holloway) is a high-tech intelligence operative who’s been enhanced with a super-computer microchip in his brain. It allows him to be connected directly into the global information grid. Other castmembers include Marg Helgenberger, Meghan Ory, Michael Rady, John Billingsley, P. J. Byrne, Tomas Arana, Lance Reddick, and Peter Coyote.

After the failure of Hostages, the network was hoping for Intelligence to be a ratings hit to fill their Mondays at 10pm timeslot. It wasn’t to be. Despite some impressive star talent and special effects, the show couldn’t draw enough viewers.

The network debuted it after NCIS on a Tuesday night and the show drew decent numbers but, once it moved to its regular Monday night slot, the ratings tanked. The season of 13 episodes averaged a 1.3 demo rating with 6.85 million viewer, making it one of the lowest-rated shows on the network.

That wasn’t good enough to mandate a second season renewal so Intelligence has been cancelled. The final episode aired on March 31st.

What do you think? Did you like this Josh Holloway series? Should it have been cancelled or renewed for a second season? Why do you think it didn’t catch on?

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  1. Agi says

    People who decided to cancel the show have made a HUGE MISTAKE!!! I absolutely loved this show and as I can see from the comments I was not alone. Great actors, a lot of excitement and entertainment, I’d like them all back, please! I wonder if any of the decision makers have read any of these comments…?

  2. Scott says

    I absolutely cannot believe that this series ends at season 1. I am so disappointed for the cast as they were superb. Great concept, great cast, good story lines, ok writing. All of which however are considerably better than the rubbish that had made it to 10+ series and is still on our TV”‘s. Move a lot of other programmes to 10pm on a Monday night and watch their ratings tank lower than intelligence. Very poor decision from CBS.

  3. JJ says

    Really enjoyed Intelligence and am quite happy watching re runs. the cast had a good balance, but the storey lines needed better scripting and at times felt a bit stale.
    In concept I agree with Frank, intellegance could work with more seasons, and elonger leads on some of the storey lines.

    Why not bring it back with major enhance ment on what was done in season one.
    For example, their was a computer genius Von helped near towards the end. Why not write him in as a leading character.

  4. SAMMIE IROKA says

    The first season was not bad. It’s a fresh new concept quite better than Chuck.
    I really would love to see the second season renewed.

  5. Frank Van Nostrand says

    “Intelligence” was/is a show that deserved more seasons provided all of the writers of the first season get fired. The concepts weren’t bad but the dialogue was so horrible the show’s talent couldn’t make anything happen. After producing a couple of episodes, Josh Holloway should have known better and taken quick remedial action to bump up the writing to fit the level of talent acting in the show and the level of intelligence of the viewing audience.

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