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Aquarius canceled: NBC axes David Duchovny series

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The age of Aquarius is over. 

NBC has axed the David Duchovny series after two seasons, EW confirmed Saturday. 

The period drama had The X-Files star investigating crimes in the 1960s. 

NBC initially attempted to try a Netflix-ian model to generate buzz for the show by making all the episodes from the first season available at once. But ratings were very low, and NBC signaled its intention to end the show in August by shifting the series from Thursday nights into the Saturday night dead zone

Meanwhile, Duchovny’s X-Files revival is still likely to get officially ordered for another season at some point. In August, the actor tweeted, “Happy Birthday, Gillian. If you see Dana, tell her Fox says she might wanna polish up the ol’ badge soon-ish.” At least now Duchovny’s schedule will be even more open.