NBC has pulled the plug on “The Brave” after a single season.
The show, which finished its run in late January, was one of three dramas about members of the armed forces to debut on the broadcast networks this fall. Only one of them, CBS’ “SEAL Team,” will be on next season, as “The Brave” joins The CW’s “Valor” in cancellation.
“The Brave” followed intelligence analysts in Washington and a special-ops team in the field that carried out sensitive missions. Anne Heche, Mike Vogel, Natacha Karam, Demetrius Grosse, Noah Mills, Hadi Tabbal, Tate Ellington and Sofia Pernas starred.
Ratings never quite took off. The show averaged a 0.9 rating and 4.61 million viewers for initial airings but tailed off considerably for its final episodes, which didn’t have the benefit of “The Voice” as a lead-in. Seven days of delayed viewing pushed “The Brave’s” averages to 1.6 and 7.68 million viewers.
“The Brave” is the 47th series canceled in 2017-18. NBC announces its lineup for next season on Sunday.