FOX has closed the book on “Scream Queens” after two seasons.
The cancellation is not much of a surprise, as it was one of FOX’s weakest shows in the ratings this season and there’s been zero word about it since it ended in December.
“[Co-creator] Ryan [Murphy] told his story of the group of characters he created over the course of two seasons,” FOX chairman Gary Newman told reporters Monday morning. “It feels as if it was a complete story. We have no plans at this point to go back there and tell more stories. We won’t be seeing ‘Scream Queens’ this season.”
“Scream Queens” had so-so ratings in Season 1 but overperformed a bit with people under 35, which helped secure its renewal. Season 2, however, was pretty weak across the board.
The show averaged just a 0.6 rating among adults 18-49 and 1.43 million viewers the night it aired, making it FOX’s lowest-rated show not airing on Fridays (and second-lowest overall behind “Sleepy Hollow”). It only rose to 1.0 and 2.28 million viewers with a week of DVR viewing.
“Scream Queens” joins these shows that have been canceled in 2016-17.