For a second time in its run, CBS’ Unforgettable has been cancelled. The network made the decision a day after it renewed two summer drama series, Under The Dome and Extant, and cancelled a third, Reckless.
The move to cancel Unforgettable, again, after its reincarnation as a summer series is somewhat of a surprise. There had been positive signs that the series starring Poppy Montgomery and Dylan Walsh would get a fourth-season pickup, with CBS and Sony Pictures TV, which co-produces the crime procedural with CBS TV Studios, discussing what the order would be.
CBS originally cancelled Unforgettable after its freshman run in May 2012 despite averaging 12.1 million viewers and a 2.5/7 among adults 18-49 — and was the most-watched series on any network to get the hook. After Sony TV shopped the series to places like TNT and Lifetime, talks restarted at CBS and the network re-picked up the series about a month later with a 13-episode order for a summer run, followed by a Season 3 pickup, also for the summer. In addition to Under the Dome and Extant, CBS has new drama Zoo slated for next summer. All come from the network’s sister studio CBS TV Studios.
The Season 3 finale on September 14, which now serves as series finale, drew 5.8 million viewers and a 1.o Live+same day 18-49 rating in its Sunday slot where it often faced NFL overruns. Its final show was a perfect example of that: The overrun pushed Unforgettable’s start time to 9:50 PM ET.