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The Paradise: Cancelled After Two Seasons

The Paradise canceled, no season threeWhile Mr. Selfridge has supposedly been renewed, BBC1 has pulled the plug on The Paradise. There won’t be a third season for the period drama.

The Paradise revolves around the people who work and shop at the first English department store. Set in 1875, castmembers have included Emun Elliott, Joanna Vanderham, Elaine Cassidy, Sarah Lancashire, Matthew McNulty, Peter Wight, David Hayman, Stephen Wight, Sonya Cassidy, Ruby Bentall, Finn Burridge, and Patrick Malahide.

Of the cancellation, a BBC spokesperson said, “We are incredibly proud to have made two successful series of period drama The Paradise for BBC1. However, in order to make room for new dramas to come through, The Paradise won’t be returning.”

The show airs on PBS here in the US and only the first season has been shown. That ended in November and there’s been no word of airing the second season yet.

What do you think? Have you seen The Paradise? Would you watch season two? Are you sorry it’s been cancelled?

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Claire November 24, 2014 at 8:15 am

Why is it when a show is really good it gets cancelled. The Paradise was so enjoyable. Frankly I thought it was much better than Mr. Selfridge. Mr. Selfridge was an immoral person yet when a show is nice and morally clean it always seems to get cancelled. The characters were so good on the Paradise.


STACY November 24, 2014 at 1:22 am

Please don’t cancel the Paradise. It is such a great show. Makes me so sad!!!


Nancy November 23, 2014 at 10:18 pm

Very disappointed. One of my favorite shows. Big, big mistake to cancel this!


Birdie Berghuis November 23, 2014 at 8:57 pm

I am so disappointed you are canceling the Paradise. Why not continue the Paradise and dump the mystery contemporary? THAT is a show worth cancelling.


John Ebbert November 23, 2014 at 1:01 am

Big mistake not continuing more seasons of The Paradise. It was one of the most interesting productions on Masterpiece Theater. The plots were terrific. All of the characters were terrific and overall it was really outstanding in a TV environment where most shows have become much too predictable and mediocre at best.


Cees November 21, 2014 at 5:16 pm

Too bad the third partdoes not continue. A fan from Holland.


Susanne November 21, 2014 at 1:55 pm

Why is it any new show that is really great gets cancelled and yet other mediocre shows run season after season? So unfortunate The Paradise is not returning. I am extremely disappointed.


Shay November 20, 2014 at 9:51 pm

Executives at BBC you hqve have made a very bad decision to cancel the show just when it was getting its footing and gaining so many fans. You have the cast and story line of a number one drama here, don’t let it go! Please reconsider your decision. Do not put more effort into risking new material when you already have a hit show right in front of you.


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