King: Cancelled, No Season Three [report]

King cancelledThough Showcase hasn’t announced it, word is that the Canadian TV series King has been cancelled.

Starring Amy Price-Francis, King revolves around Jessica “Jess” King, a tough police detective who’s trying to make her third marriage work while taking on a new job as head of the Major Crimes Task Force. Her police unit takes over cases already in progress: the toughest cases that the ordinary police force has failed to solve. Other actors in the show include Gabriel Hogan, Alan van Sprang, Tony Nardi, Suzanne Coy, Zoe Doyle, Aaron Poole, Rossif Sutherland, and Karen Robinson.

King debuted on April 17, 2011. The eight episodes of season one performed well enough to secure a second year of 13 installments. Production resumed in September 2011 and season two kicked off on February 29, 2012.

The ratings dropped significantly in year two, falling as low as 42,000 viewers. Some episodes of season one drew over 200,000 viewers.

The 21st and final episode of King aired on May 25th.

What do you think? Are you a fan of King? Are you upset that there won’t be a third season?

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  1. says

    Really disappointed that maybe the best Canadian crime show, with a woman lead no less, was cancelled. Had I been in Ontario when it first aired I would have talked it up and been a loyal follower, as the acting, writing, lighting, sound, etc. formed a wonderfully cohesive whole that was particularly enjoyable for not dwelling on the violence and gore. The show even gave me a sense of pride in knowing that many of the locations mentioned were familiar to me. In my opinion this show had a lot of potential to develop a long lasting fan base, but whether it was from lack of promotion, too much competition, or reasons unknown, I am sad to see it gone and would like to see it brought back.

  2. cindy marsh says

    King was an excellent show and wasn,t given a fair chance and minimal advertising .What do they expect.If people don.t know about it they don’t watch.Canada dumps there shows way to easy.I

  3. KK says

    It’s such a pity that there will not be season 3. It’s such a good show! I love Jess King a lot. We don’t normally come across such good police drama very often. Hope to see more seasons of King.

  4. S Robinson says

    I am really sad that there will be no more seasons of “King”. I really enjoyed it. It had good storylines & likeable characters. It made you want to see the next episode to find out more. Also, being a Canadian series that actually was filmed in Toronto & referred to the city in the episodes was great! It was all very familiar to people who lived in that city or even just in Ontario. There’s not enough good Canadian drama. Of course when there is something good it seems to be always cancelled. I really wish they would bring this police drama back.

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