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Mental: FOX TV Show Cancelled, No Season Two

Mental canceledAfter a disappointing run last summer, FOX has quietly cancelled their Mental TV series.

Mental follows the work of an unorthodox psychiatrist who becomes the Director of Mental Health at a fictional Los Angeles hospital. Created by Dan LeVine and co-executive produced by his sister, Deborah Joy LeVine, the series stars Chris Vance, Annabella Sciorra, Derek Webster, Jacqueline McKenzie, Marisa Ramirez, Nicholas Gonzalez, Warren Kole, and Edwin Hodge.

The series debuted in late May with 5.8 million viewers and a 2.1/5 rating/share in the 18-49 demographic. Those numbers put the series in third place for the timeslot. The numbers fell significantly after that, and episodes sometimes attracted less than half of the viewers as the premiere.

Some of the Mental castmembers have already moved on to other TV projects. Vance has had a recurring role on USA’s Burn Notice.

Webster has been cast in an ABC drama pilot called Edgar Floats. He’ll reportedly be playing the therapist of the main character who’s a former police psychologist turned bounty hunter.

Meanwhile, Kole has been cast in a new CW pilot called Nomads, about four young friends who are backpacking across the world. To earn money, they agree to do secret missions for the CIA and Kole will play their handler.

What do you think? Are you sorry to hear that Mental won’t be back for season two?


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Tuğşah Aytekin September 18, 2011 at 6:16 am

I want this series back !!! What can we do to ensure MENTAL is back and make FOX OR ANOTHER CHANNEL hear us ?


Jose Soriano August 11, 2011 at 10:51 pm

that’s has to a lots of disappoint, waste of money to the cast who actor. that’s not cool.


Keith April 7, 2011 at 12:06 am

I was very disappointed to see this show leave. It was one of the few shows that gave more than one viewpoint on psychological disorders. The healer vs. the greedy and in the case of the show continuing the greedy ones win again.


taita April 6, 2011 at 4:43 pm

i’ve just seen this show and i believe it is as briliant as house md. but house md has at least 6 seasons and nobody is afraid it is getting boring! why are people being afraid this new could be?! i would like so much to see a second season of mental!


Marika March 27, 2011 at 5:35 pm

It’s a pity,because of a stupid show rating tv this series like many others got suspended. It was intelligent, fascinating and infomative tv show. Wonderful acting and very interesting characters. I hope it will be a second season one day.


emma smart March 24, 2011 at 1:31 pm

love this show just viewed it in England was fab bring it and chris vance was amazzzing!


emma smart March 24, 2011 at 1:29 pm

I am gutted this was an amazing series which really depicted mental health better than any other show. Also Chris Vance played his role as a psychiatrist in an amazing way and treats a patient how I would like to be treated if I had a mental health problem. As a mental health nurse I felt this gave fantastic insight and helped to reduced stigma within mental health.


Meg Reynolds March 23, 2011 at 11:18 am

Aw really!? Its excelllent one of the best portrays of mental health ive seen! Talking from a patient myself its excellent and just so much better that the stereotypic crap you always get. Trust one of the best things to happen that can actually help the stigma in the Mental Health battle to get no viewings and it be cancelled thats just typical! I agree with others i bet people are happy to watch the innacurate imitations on soaps and what not. IM really dissapointed to hear this i only hope that one day something similar will be brought out and to be frank i think all mental health professionals should watch it to learn a thing or two, if doctors like jack actually existed in the profession i think so much more good can be done, as even though mental health is so fluid, the professionals are the most judgemental and stereotypical about id love to come across someone with that mindset!


Steve March 21, 2011 at 6:57 am

In the UK, this has just finished. So disappointing that there will not be any more. It was an excellent series, and there was so many other places it could have gone.


Merlin March 9, 2011 at 1:57 pm

Just finished watching this series on iTunes. Thought it was a great series. Really liked Chris Vance. Wonder at the end with him quiting if that was done on purpose to kill the series. At least it did not leave us hanging. Maybe the second season would not have been so good. Anyways thought it was a great show.


IAN March 9, 2011 at 1:12 am

OOOO this was a great show!!!!! bring it back!!!!


Tom February 28, 2011 at 10:29 am

Really Sorry to hear that, one of the best tv shows ever …


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Fran February 2, 2011 at 6:51 pm

It wasn’t just the show, but the main star and some of the other characters that made it so good. And they left us hanging which really stinks!!
Bring the show back — and get rid of House, M.D.!! Mental was so much better.


nick January 22, 2011 at 5:31 pm

man this show is sooooooo old i cant believe it! i really wish fox would create another season, but lets be real now. its been slightly over a year. its too late guys… lets just hope for an even better show just like it!


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