Rubicon: AMC TV Show Cancelled, No Season Two

RubiconAMC has decided to cancel Rubicon after one season of 13 episodes.

Billed as a conspiracy thriller, Rubicon is set in a government intelligence agency where nothing is as it seems. The cast includes James Badge Dale, Dallas Roberts, Jessica Collins, Christopher Evan Welch, Lauren Hodges, Arliss Howard, and Miranda Richardson.

The TV show was previewed back in June and attracted a 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 1.07 million viewers. When the series officially kicked off in August, the demo dropped to a 0.3 rating with 1.9 million viewers. The demo dropped to a 0.2 after that and the whole season averaged a 0.3 rating and 1.25 million viewers.

That wasn’t enough for AMC to want a second season and the cable channel has now cancelled the series.

Of the cancellation decision, AMC released the following statement, “Rubicon’ gave us an opportunity to tell a rich and compelling story, and we’re proud of the series. This was not an easy decision, but we are grateful to have had the opportunity to work with such a phenomenally talented and dedicated team.”

The 13th and final episode of Rubicon aired on October 17th.

What do you think? Are you sorry to hear that it’s been cancelled? What would you liked to have seen in season two?

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  1. desertturtle says

    I was online looking for the start of season two so I could find out more…. I was left hanging and so anticipated its returned. How disappointed I was. This show made you think!!! I loved it.

  2. Big Z says

    This was a great show, with great intrigue, and great writing. As mentioned unfortunately not low brow enough to draw the masses like a classy show like JErsey Shore – sheesh. I also thinking it struck to close to home for the average citizen. Not hard to imagine peopole orchestrating events to create chaos in the market and then betting the other way ahead of time. Does the curret debt debate remind you of anything. We created a panic and the market is reacting. Anyway this was a good show, had you on your toes and wanting to see what the next week would lead to. Sorry to see you go.

  3. Faye says

    I have been waiting all summer to see Rubicon start and I just found out that it was cancelled. Why do you put on a show that continues , get the viewers and then cancel. What a bummer. This was a well written and good acting and now I don’t get to see the ending. Is there somewhere I can see it. I understand it is from England or someplace.
    AMC did this two seasons ago with another show ( I don’t remember the name ) County something ….got all interested in it and boom…..cancelled. Is this the habit of AMC.

  4. Don says

    I can’t believe they canceled such a great show. No other show could match the intrigue and depth. All people want anymore is the same old typical crap copied from one another and rehashed.

  5. Kathy says

    I’m so disappointed to hear they’ll be no second season! My husband and I looked forward to the show every sunday. Is there any way it can be renewed…with all the trash on TV on the networks , you’d think one of the major networks would pick it up… Here’s hoping!

  6. Mary Frances says

    Rubicon was a very insightful show. Was it cancelled because it was too insightful!! Very disappointed with AMC’s decision.

  7. Jeanne says

    Yes, that’s crazy, you would take this off the air. Very good intence show. That is what you have good writers for, for good show (Great Shows, Please come back Rubicon, we love you.

  8. Barb from Queens says

    I an now just reading that this show was cancelled, I am so disappointed, I was waiting for the next season and now it’s gone. Can you do something about this. I would like to see it continue. It was a great show.

  9. JanDave says

    I cannot believe that when America comes up with something clever like this that they stop it in mid flow. I understand that ratings are everything but this was a gem and you need to make more. It just reinforces our thoughts on big TV companies making money (as in Rubicon) over doing what is right. This could become a cult series and you can’t even see it. It seems fairly low budget so why not continue? Very shortsighted….very disappointing!

  10. Tracy says

    Very typical for a network to cancel a show that has too high of an IQ. Television is headed in the wrong direction for those of us who think for ourselves. Network execs are concerned about the rating system and viewership within certain demographics, not the “true qualities” of a show. They have to think about selling advertising time to stay in business and I see this as the core of the issue here: concern for selling air time and not on getting people to think about things. My girlfriend and I are also dissapointed with this news and don’t see this attitude about programming change in the near future. Not unless there is a paradigm shift in how television networks operate in the US.

  11. bkbzm says

    My husband and I really loved this program. Very disapinted at the decision not to bring it back. There are so many programs that weren’t close to as good as Rubicon…….Not Happy!

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