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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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Anonymous January 24, 2015 at 12:07 am

wish series would continue. just adored it!


Naomi January 24, 2015 at 12:40 pm

I enjoyed the TV show, too. But when they cancelled the series I got the book and read it.


Pam January 23, 2015 at 8:31 am

Please don’t discontinue The Paradise. It’s such a refreshing story and captivating entertainment. I anxiously await the next episode every time I watch it.


Naomi January 23, 2015 at 12:08 pm

While I love the show, you can get the original, the book, and read the whole story.


Donna Click January 20, 2015 at 5:44 pm

The Paradise was my all time favorite. Please consider bringing it back for Season 3! It was so uplifting just gave me a great feeling watching it and I couldn’t wait for the next one. Now I’m so let down!!


Lynne Cooke January 20, 2015 at 3:12 am

Please bring it back! I love The Paradise! And top leave us in suspense with no proper ending….ughhh.


Naomi January 20, 2015 at 9:37 am

You know it is based on a book? I read the book after the show was cancelled. It give a proper ending.


Nicole January 20, 2015 at 10:24 am

it is based on the book by Emile Zola, a French novelist. Emile Zola’s books are available in English, check the Penguoin books


Cindy January 19, 2015 at 6:02 pm

What? Cancelled? I like it more than Downton!


Cinthia Magana January 17, 2015 at 4:07 am

What a wonderful show! I love love loved it! very disappointed that there will be no season 3. Only a handful of shows get me hooked and this one definitely did.


Naomi January 17, 2015 at 8:41 am

I loved the show too, bit I got the book and read it when they said there was no season 3 coming. You could too.


Anonymous January 15, 2015 at 7:38 pm

Please reconsider canceling the paradise. I loved watching it.


Vanessa January 15, 2015 at 5:40 pm

It’s sad BBC opted to can this excellent, tasteful series! It wasn’t offensive, as I found Mr. Selfridge. Please reconsider…it’s been delightful to enjoy the beauty and elegance of this program…


Anonymous January 13, 2015 at 8:59 pm

Loved both seasons of the Paradise! We wish future seasons would be considered.


Cathie Stone January 12, 2015 at 4:55 pm

So sorry to hear such a great show is being canceled. After watching season 2 I ordered season one so I could catch up on the whole story. I can’t get enough of ‘The Paridise’! Please reconsider !!


nawneu January 12, 2015 at 1:49 pm

KUDOs for the writtings / great ending / It will be seen in the future as a mini-series such as “THE DUTCHESS of DUKE STREET ” …….This production was put to bed nicely
Well Done, you.


Pam Green January 11, 2015 at 9:59 pm

What a disappointment to hear that The Paradise has been cancelled. It was one of the better period dramas on television. Denise and Moray truly need the next season to tie up some loose ends.


barbara dubman January 11, 2015 at 8:59 pm

every time a interesting show omes on it gets cancelled


Anonymous January 11, 2015 at 8:29 pm

Totally disappointed that such a great show has been canceled.


robert fraser January 22, 2015 at 8:38 am

London placed series wins out again. Who says that the BBC is not biased.


Naomi January 22, 2015 at 1:44 pm

The show was good, but you can read the book. It is very good too.


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