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'Constantine' officially canceled at NBC

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Constantine has officially been canceled by NBC after one season, EW has learned. 

Yet as with so many shows lately, the network ax isn’t necessarily the end of the line. We hear Warner Bros. is shopping the DC Comics-based series to other potential outlets and is hopeful about finding the show a new home. 

Even after production on the supernatural comic book adaptation was halted after 13 episodes, NBC always insisted hope could still be alive. But its ratings don’t make a hugely compelling case: Constantine averaged 4.5 million viewers and a 1.4 rating among adults 18-49 at 10 p.m., coming out of Grimm’s 6.3 million and 1.8 rating.

Also: NBC has axed State of Affairs

The news comes on the heels of NBC ordering drama series orders Chicago Med, the Chicago Fire/P.D. spin-off, other medical drama Heartbreaker, starring The Slap’s Melissa George, and Blindspot, about a Jane Doe (Jaimie Alexander) who is discovered naked in Times Square, completely covered in mysterious, intricate tattoos with no memory of who she is or how she got there. See that picture here. On the comedy side, the network ordered Mark-Paul Gosselaar’s People Are Talking, America Ferrera and Ben Feldman workplace comedy Superstore and family fare Crowded.

More to come: We’re in the thick of a frantic annual three-day period of TV broadcasters making big decisions, so expect more series orders today—and perhaps some verdicts on existing shows as well. Follow @jameshibberd and @natalieabrams for up-to-the-minute details. 

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