FOX has pulled the plug on its crime drama “Rosewood” after two seasons.
The cancellation comes 10 days after the show wrapped its second season. Season 2 suffered a sizable ratings drop after the show moved away from the pre-“Empire” spot on Wednesday night to Thursday and, eventually, Friday nights.
It’s the second FOX series to be canceled in the past couple weeks, joining “Pitch.”
“Rosewood” averaged a 0.7 rating among adults 18-49 and 3.03 million viewers on the night it aired this season. It was down steep 46 percent in the 18-49 demo and nearly 37 percent in viewers vs. 2015-16.
A week of DVR and on-demand viewing didn’t give the show much of a bump: It rose to just a 1.0 and 4.37 million viewers, still behind last season’s same-day numbers.
“Rosewood” starred Morris Chestnut as a pathologist who consults with the Miami Police Department on cases. Jaina Lee Ortiz played the detective who worked with him. Todd Harthan (“Psych”) created the show.
Chestnut wrote a thank you note to the show’s cast, crew and fans on Instagram Tuesday, saying in part, “I am very grateful about the part that everyone took in ‘Rosewood’s’ journey, because everyone was truly an integral part; the writers who crafted great storylines, the actors who brought these stories to life, the production crew who sustained the show’s infrastructure, and the terrific fans who embraced this phenomenon and became just as much a part of ‘Rosewood’ as anyone else.”
“Rosewood” joins these shows that have been canceled in 2016-17. FOX announces its lineup for 2017-18 on Monday, May 15.