Terriers: FX TV Show Cancelled; No Season Two

TerriersThough many critics loved the FX series, Terriers just couldn’t attract enough viewers to stay alive. FX has announced the TV show has been officially cancelled.

Terriers follows a pair of unorthodox and unlicensed private detectives. They’ll take just about any job, no matter how small or how strange. The show stars Donal Logue, Michael Raymond-James, Kimberly Quinn, Laura Allen, Rockmond Dunbar, and Jamie Denbo.

The series debuted to a 0.5 rating among the 18-49 demographic and 970,000 total viewers. When compared to other FX shows, that was a poor showing right from the start. The numbers went lower for subsequent episodes and the recent season finale attracted a 0.3 demo rating and 784,000 viewers.

FX President John Landgraf is expected to discuss the decision later today but ultimately the reason for the cancellation seems quite clear.

What do you think? Are you sorry that Terriers won’t be returning for a second season? Why didn’t it catch on? Was it simply a confusing title or something more?

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  1. Juddie chiasso says

    Just discovered Terriers on Netflix. Give it another chance but with proper advertisements and a good time slot. Its nice to have a thriller without blood and guts splattered all over the screen in lieu of dialogue.

  2. April says

    FX Canada channel keeps playing this series and we love it!! It is really disappointing that
    this series was cancelled. It was a excellant show and just needed more advertising! Now we just get to watch more “reality” crap!! Great!!!

  3. Jake says

    I remember a small bit of advertising for the show maybe 2 or 3 times. I said to my wife we should watch that because we love Donal Logue! But then we forgot about it. That was the main downfall of the show. I think FX set it up to fail from the beginning.
    Now a couple years later I stumble upon the show on Netflix I say ” Oh remember that I wounde if it’s any good” . I watched and it was fantastic! I think it would do good now along shows like Louie and Willard. Fx is attracting a better audience with these titles. Terriers would fit in very well.
    Also release a Bluray and that should bring pre fans as well.

  4. Jo says

    I just now found out that Terriers won’t be returning, and I am SO UPSET! I’ve been waiting and waiting for season two. It was one of the best shows to ever walk the face of this earth. What is wrong that so many crappy shows stay on year after year, while a truly wonderful show like Terriers gets cancelled! Please bring it back!!!

  5. Ginger says

    As is the case with many other commentors, I stumbled across Terriers on Netflix and it became a marathon session for my husband and me! Logue is fantastic and perfect in the lead role as well as MRJ as his sidekick. Great casting! The writing is extremely good and the delivery of humor was spot on. A breath of fresh air for IQ’s above 80…..

  6. Bob Olson says

    i never heard of the show until I had the whole first series on netflix. Do more advertising to get it out. I loved te show. I bet most people would if they had ever heard about it. Great cast. Great writters.

  7. Don says

    I found this show on Netflix also and was instantly hooked. I was disappointed it wasn’t given a chance to acquire an audience. I was unaware of it when it was on TV. I also vote to bring it back for another shot.

  8. Scott says

    I have netflix, i was searchng for terminator or something, I stumbled across this show by accident. Once I started watching it I was hooked, I gave it 5 stars. Very dissapointed there wont be a season 2. Bring it back !

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