There will be no Season 3 for Nick Nolte starrer Graves. MGM-owned Epix has canceled its first scripted comedy series after two seasons, Deadline has confirmed. Graves wrapped its 10-episode sophomore season on December 10, with the season finale now serving as a series finale.
Graves followed former two-term Republican President Richard Graves (Nick Nolte) as he embarks on a Don Quixote-like quest to right the wrongs of his administration and reclaim his legacy 25 years after leaving the White House. His enlightenment takes place as his wife Margaret (Sela Ward), decides to pursue her own political ambitions. Season 2 picked up with Graves turning inward in search of the man he used to be before he was President. The series also starred Skylar Astin, Heléne Yorke, Chris Lowell and Callie Hernandez.
Produced by Lionsgate in association with Kingsgate Films, Graves was created by Joshua Michael Stern who also serveed as showrunner. Academy Award winner Greg Shapiro and Rebecca Kirshner served as executive producers, Abby Gewanter was supervising producer, and Emmy-winning Bill Hill and Jack Moore were producers.
Epix entered the original series arena with series orders to its three co-owners, Paramount (Berlin Station), Lionsgate (Graves) and MGM (Get Shorty). Berlin Station and Graves were first to go into production and premiere in 2016, and Berlin Station was recently renewed for a third season. Get Shorty premiered in August of this year.