'The Hour' Canceled by BBC After Two Seasons

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February 12th, 2013

After last week's cancellation of Being Human the BBC has canceled a second series: Golden Globe-nominated drama The Hour. However, unlike Being HumanThe Hour will not be getting a final season. The Hour had been broadcast in the USA by BBC America


  • Oliver

    How long until it’s reported that Netflix is negotiating to pick it up?

  • UKTVFan

    BBC America co-produced The Hour with BBC UK, so technically the series was cancelled by both entities.

    This decision isn’t surprising. The S2 ratings fell quite a bit from S1 in the UK, while the US ratings, which were pretty low to begin with for S1, fell even lower for S2.

  • Greg

    Sad, the show was really good and the cast, terrific.

  • marc

    noooooo :-(

  • Eric

    NO!!!!!!!! This was one of my favorite shows!

  • DonMedia

    Not surprising given the ratings. Sad, because it was a smart and sophisticated show. I guess audiences want more “Honey Boo Boo”.

  • MediaMan23

    Although this is to be expected given the ratings level, this was a superb series. Ben Whishaw gave a breakout performance, and the scripts were very engrossing. And a beautiful recreation of London at that time. Sad, but at least we had a dozen episodes to enjoy.

  • Jamie

    I’m so disappointed. It was a great show and it doesn’t deserve to end on such a gut-wrenching cliffhanger.

  • Nicci

    Ugh, this show was so amazing and well-acted, I adored all the cast members and characters. It needs some sort of closure, I hate it so much when they end a series on a cliff hanger without knowing if they are renewed or not (I think it’s sort of disrespectful).

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