As was widely expected, “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders” is done on CBS after two seasons.
Word of the network’s decision to cancel the show came down late Sunday night. The show’s two-hour finale on Wednesday will now serve as a series ender.
“Beyond Borders” at least has the distinction of lasting one season longer than the previous “Criminal Minds” spinoff, “Suspect Behavior.” That show was one and done in 2011.
“Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders” debuted to decent ratings in 2016, averaging a 1.3 same-day rating among adults 18-49 and 1.9 with a week of DVR and on-demand viewing.
It took a sizable hit this season, however, falling to 0.8 on the night it airs (a drop of 38 percent). Its Live +7 rating is 1.3 — in other words, it took a week of delayed viewing to get back to the level of its initial numbers last season.
CBS has renewed a dozen current drama series and added four new ones for 2017-18. Even with slightly better ratings “Beyond Borders” likely would have had a tough time finding a spot on the schedule.
Instead, it joins these shows that have been canceled in 2016-17.