AMC won’t be coming back for seconds of its restaurant drama “Feed the Beast.”

The cable channel on Friday canceled the series, which aired earlier in the summer to modest (at best) ratings. The show starred David Schwimmer and Jim Sturgess as long-time friends who open a restaurant together and the attendant personal and business struggles they encounter.

“We have great respect and admiration for the entire team associated with ‘Feed the Beast,’ starting with [showrunner] Clyde Phillips, David Schwimmer, Jim Sturgess and our studio partner, Lionsgate,” AMC says in a statement. “… Unfortunately, the show simply didn’t achieve the results needed to move forward with a second season.”

“Feed the Beast” premiered on a Sunday night following “Preacher” and scored a 0.3 same-day rating in adults 18-49 and just under 1 million viewers. Airing in its regular spot on Tuesdays, it was unable to sustain that number, averaging just a 0.1 and about 450,000 viewers for the rest of its season.

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Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.