'Revolution' over: NBC cancels apocalyptic drama
NBC’s Revolution has come to an end.
Sources confirm the ambitious apocalyptic drama series will not get a third season, along with two other NBC drama cancellations that came down Friday. The final season averaged 7.3 million viewers and a 2.3 rating among adults 18-49 on Wednesday nights. That’s actually much better than the second season of Friday night’s Hannibal, which just got a pickup — which goes to show that there are many other factors that go into these decisions other than the overnight rating. Revolution followed a band of survivors 15 years after America had lost electric power.
UPDATE: NBC has also axed the short-lived Sunday-night dramas Crisis and Believe. It’s not been a great season for J.J. Abrams-produced shows, in addition to Believe and Revolution, Fox’s Almost Human was also axed. Only CBS’ Person of Interest remains. But we hear Abrams has some big movie project he’s working on anyway.