“Life Sentence,” the lowest-rated series on a broadcast network this season, will be one and done at The CW.
Star Lucy Hale shared the news on Twitter Tuesday. “Sometimes things don’t resonate with the audience and shows just don’t work, but I’m so proud of what we accomplished and for the experience I had,” she writes.
It’s the first show The CW has outright canceled this season, as the network has followed its pattern of renewing most of its series. Fellow first-year show “Valor” and veteran “iZombie” are awaiting decisions.
“Life Sentence” debuted April 4 to modest ratings and has fallen off a bit since. It’s averaging just a 0.14 rating among adults 18-49 and 479,000 viewers for initial airings, the lowest-numbers among any CW show (and any broadcast show, period). A week of delayed viewing pushes the show up to 0.3 and about 800,000 viewers, but that’s still at the very back of the pack.
The show will continue airing into early summer and play out its full 13-episode order. The now series finale is scheduled for June 15.
“Life Sentence” becomes the 41st show canceled in 2017-18.