USA Network Turns Down Political Animals Season 2

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Political Animals will not be returning for a second season.

The Sigourney Weaver-driven drama earned critical reviews, but only averaged 2.1 million viewers per week during its six episode run this summer. And TV Line now confirms that there will be no more stories told about Elaine Barrish and her family.

Political Animals Cast Pic

“We are proud of Political Animals, our miniseries that attracted critical acclaim and impacted the cultural conversation this summer,” USA said in a statement. “It was a pleasure to work with Greg Berlanti and Laurence Mark and a powerful cast led by Sigourney Weaver. We look forward to collaborating again with these immensely talented creatives.”

Earlier this week, the network also canceled Fairly Legal and Common Law.

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I love tjat sjow USA bring it back


Stupid ,shortsighted decision to not renew. Yet another show I was really into and now will never find out what happens. Tired of the Networks doing this over and over. And what do they offer in exchange?-Yet another so called cheap reality show. Are the writers just out of ideas? Is it the production cost? Are the EXECS just plain stupid?


Another station needs to pick up this show. . . . It was great, excellent characters and story line. . . .It wasn't given a real chance by USA, summer ratings are always down, should have been showcased in the fall.


Hard to believe, USA who didn't push the mini series enough doesn't have the smarts tpo let it play out. The thing was smart and inventive and real. casting was great and really getting juicy, people where just starting to catch on. Everyone that watched kit loved it. Given another season they would have had to air season one again. Dumb decision USA.


No more Political Animals?! Bummmer! This was such a good reflection on USA. Character driven, good surprises and substance! It was just gettin' it's legs. Dumb, dumb... I hope they come to their senses or somebody with vision and the patience to go with it, will scoop it up as a yearly miniseries at least! Come on USA!!


Loved it. Want more!


Are you kidding me I have the whole season on my DVR and rewatch it often! Some one please pick this up its great and I need to know what happens :(


Best show since The West Wing, of course they needed to cancel it:(


Loved the show. Please USA bring it back. If you wont please someone else pick it up. Would watch it twice in one night. Needed to be better advertised.


I can't believe USA would let such a GREAT cast go. This is one a the best characters Siguorney Weaver has played! I was looking forward to following her to the presidency! Now I am left wondering. BAD move!