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The Kill Point: Spike TV Kills Season Two Plans

The Kill PointThough things were looking good for Spike TV’s The Kill Point series, it won’t be coming back for a second season.

Kill Point stars John Leguizamo as Mr. Wolf, the leader of a small group of Marines who’ve recently returned from Iraq and decide to rob a major Pittsburgh bank. When things go wrong, the troop is forced to take a dozen hostages and Wolf finds himself battling the police, the hostages, his team members, and his own personal demons. On the outside is Pittsburgh Police Department Hostage Negotiator Horst Cali (Donnie Wahlberg) who goes head-to-head with Wolf to free the hostages before the FBI takes over. The series also stars Michael Hyatt, Tobin Bell, Jeremy Davidson, Leo Fitzpatrick, Frank Grillo, and JD Williams.

The show is cable channel Spike TV’s first original drama and debuted on July 22, 2007. Though Kill Point received mixed reviews, the drama did well in the ratings. It averaged 1.8 million viewers and a 60% increase among Spike TV’s targeted 18-34 male demographic. A faithful audience followed the action through the eight episode season to the conclusion of the bank robbery storyline. Though there would have to be quite a few cast changes, it looked pretty certain that Kill Point would be back for another season. Now it looks like that certainly won’t happen.

Spike TV has now confirmed that they’ve cancelled Kill Point. It seems that the channel would prefer to sink their budget into unscripted reality programming rather than original dramas. A Spike TV spokeswoman told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, “We are out of the serialized one-hour business. We need programming that we can repeat.” Though serial dramas don’t tend to attract many viewers in reruns, a rebroadcast of Kill Point’s pilot attracted 1.2 million viewers, a 70% increase over the previous year’s audience for that date and time.

One of the Kill Point’s producers, Todd Harthan, offered some more insight into a possible reason for the change of heart. He said that the channel was initially excited about their ideas for season two but communications broke off as the writers strike was looking more and more imminent. Stay tuned! TV Series Finale home page

 

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admin July 7, 2008 at 3:06 pm

Kathy: They are replaying season one in the a.m.. Unfortunately they aren’t new.

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Kathy Falter-Davis July 7, 2008 at 2:56 pm

If it’s cancelled why is Spike showing a 2008 “The Kill Point” (NEW) on July 8th at 10:00pm (CT)

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mo mal July 2, 2008 at 6:19 pm

wHATTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!cancelled i almost chocked when i got the news from rogers rental! Kill pOINT is the best seriesssssssss yet i cant believe they would cancel it i watched 2 disk s and i was immediately hoooked r they crazyyyyyyy.im still taking it in_this was one of the best drama yet and the cast was incredible they did an amusing jobbbbbbbbb
THEY NEEEEEED to bring it back no wayy its like sayin 24 is canceelllllllllled
ridiculous!!!!! kill POINT IS ONE OF THE BEST THING S ON TV simple and straight forward

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Melissa June 27, 2008 at 5:59 am

I watched Kill Point on DVD! I think it’s one of the best shows ever..it kept me hooked and i think that’s what’s important in tv series! It should definately be back!

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Doughty June 25, 2008 at 7:04 am

I live in the UK n just finished watching the show on DVD, simply amazing! Id love to see a 2nd series

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Emily aged 15 June 24, 2008 at 11:49 am

I just finished watchin it on dvd. To begin with I thought it was nothing special but I became more and more hooked throught out the show. It was a brilliant ending and had me in tears. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE bring it back!

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Molly June 11, 2008 at 1:14 pm

They really need to do a season two i know that the season finally is gonna be something hard to start from but it was one of mine and many others favorite show of all times!!! Please work hard and try to get it back on spike tv. Thanks

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Sacha June 3, 2008 at 12:14 pm

Spike should bring back a season 2 of Kill Point. I have been looking forward to seeing this great show again. Come-on guys I am sure you got alot of positive feedback. Awaiting the good news.

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Amy S May 31, 2008 at 10:33 am

This show was AWESOME.

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Laura May 26, 2008 at 1:35 pm

Spike TV – don’t embarass yourselves by cancelling The Kill Point – its brilliant. Going down the reality TV line is sickening…..

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BrainGun64 May 25, 2008 at 7:02 pm

Please allow Canada’s Lionsgate and the folks at Mandeville Films to bring back The Kill Point as a possible direct-to-Blu-ray original telefilm.

http://www.lionsgate.com/killpoint

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aaron mullikin May 25, 2008 at 12:46 pm

they need to put the freeking show back on me and my brother watched it wile he was in the hospital

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dickhead May 2, 2008 at 11:21 am

put it bck on u cockcuskers!!!

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erin mclean January 10, 2008 at 7:00 pm

They need to put the kill point back on it was one of the best shows on tv.

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Amy Johnson December 20, 2007 at 5:14 pm

What a shame that Kill Point will not return. I loved the series and was looking forward to Season 2

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