Although there has still been no official announcement, each day it seems more likely that the Valor TV show has been cancelled by The CW. Last week, star Christina Ochoa joined the cast of an ABC pilot, A Million Little Things. Now her male counterpart, Matt Barr, has followed suit. The veteran of the cancelled horror series, Harper’s Island, is joining a new pilot on The CW: Skinny Dip. We say this without judgement: from the description, Skinny Dip sounds much more up The CW’s alley than Valor ever did.
A CW military drama, Valor stars Ochoa, Barr, Charlie Barnett, Corbin Reid, W. Trè Davis, Nigel Thatch, and Melissa Roxburgh. The story centers on the Shadow Raiders, a crack unit of U.S. Army helicopter pilots. After Jimmy Kam (Davis) disappears during a top-secret mission to Somalia, only the two safe returnees — Captain Leland Gallo (Barr) and Warrant Officer Nora Madani (Ochoa) — know what really happened there. As they train to rescue Jimmy, Nora and Leland find themselves growing closer. Their desires end up at odds with their commitment to honor and duty.
Written by Russel Friend and Garrett Lerner based on the novel by Carl Hiaasen and directed by Marc Buckland, Skinny Dip centers on Joey, who, after her husband tries to kill her on what she thought was a romantic cruise to celebrate their second wedding anniversary, teams with a jaded ex-cop to exact her own twisted brand of revenge on her cheating spouse and winds up uncovering a wider conspiracy in the process.
Barr’s Mick is an old soul, unplugged from society, skeptical of the world and cynical beyond his years. A former police detective who was removed from the force, he lives alone on a desert island with a nice dog named Irma — and he’s happy to be off the grid. After finding Joey floating in the ocean, he nurses her back to health and reluctantly agrees to help her in her quest for answers.
While [Valor] has not been officially canceled, the military drama did not get a back order and is not expected to be renewed for a second season. Supporting that prospect is the fact that Barr has been cast in a pilot from the same network and studios.
Valor: A Look at the Ratings
The first season of Valor averaged a 0.21 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 958,000 viewers. Since Valor was one of the lower rated CW TV shows, the network declined to order a full season, and CW boss Mark Pedowitz, acknowledged Valor was a Nielsen ratings disappointment.
What do you think? Did you watch the Valor TV series? If it were up to you, would The CW cancel or renew it for season two? Sound off, in the comments.