Copper: Canceled by BBC America

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BBC has pulled the plug on Copper after two seasons.

The period drama has been a modest success for the network, but has failed to generate the sort of enormous buzz of Orphan Black, another BBC original series.

Copper Season 2 Scene

Sad BBC America General Manager Perry Simon in a statement:

"Copper has been a fascinating and exciting experience for everyone involved. The opportunity to work with Tom Fontana, Barry Levinson, Will Rokos, Thomas Kelly and the extraordinary cast and crew on this journey is one that we are extremely proud of. Their vision to retell the immigrant experience through the melting pot of New York City was an original and fresh idea that melded well with the essence of BBC America's programming. After 23 episodes, with Lincoln dead and the nation starting to heal, it seems a fitting moment to conclude this American story."

Copper starred Tom Weston-Jones in the lead role.

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I spent the last two summers watching Copper. Copper is a amazing show. The cast, crew, writers and production were great. I looked forward to watching every week and seeing what the people of Five Points were doing. The end was awful. The people that made Copper were expecting another season, so Copper ended with many unanswered questions. This is a terrible way to treat a quality show. Why don't networks cancel reality crap and make great scripted shows anymore?


Copper was a brilliant show . Some of the most talented actors & actresses in one single series. Excellent writing . Tom Fontana & Barry Levinson . One of the best historical series I have ever seen ! This was so unexpected to find out this show was dropped like it was ! Just so wrong to have it happen they way it did . No respect for the show or the fans shown !


All these months later, I am still bitter about this show being cancelled so abruptly. The finale was a travesty. On many levels, not the least of which was the fact that there was no closure to so many storylines. In an age where all we seem to see is crappy "reality" shows like "Honey Boo Boo" & the Kardashians, Copper was like a breath of fresh air. I wish there was a way to bring this show back!


I really miss this show and still think about it all these months later. What a mistake to cancel it - I'm just not digging Orphan Black, I find that show mind-numbingly boring. Copper was a really good historical drama, I just wish they would have at least given it some closure instead of leaving storylines open.

Robynn rushing

Still can't believe it's not coming back this summer. Please join the fight on our Facebook page here and join us on twitter every sunday night.

Robynn rushing
@ Robynn Rushing

Still can't believe it's not coming back this summer. Please join the fight on our Facebook page here and join us on twitter every sunday night.


Copper was one of the few bright lights in a sea of reality TV crapola. This show never should have been cancelled, especially just leaving it drop off with no closure.

@ Palmetto Sandlapper

I TOTALLY agree!! Since season 3 was already written, Mr. Fontana had no idea what BBC America was planning. It's like the Exec's were sitting around one day and said, "You know that COPPER show? Yeah, I don't want to renew it." BAM!! It's done! With all the CRAP reality TV out there like all the stupid "Housewives" shows and the absolute horrific Hunny Boo Boo, COPPER really WAS reality! I miss it every day! Spread the word!! Sign the petitions and maybe, just maybe we can get some closure!

Kelly springer

This was one of my favorite shows. Why does BBC America always do this with shows I enjoy. I hope another network picks it up like they did with Ripper Street.


Help us in getting the show COPPER back on our TV screens by joining the the Bring Back Copper page on Facebook. We also have a tweet-fest every Sunday night during the shows normal scheduled time. COPPER was brilliantly written and the cast is an amazing group of talent. The decision not to renew, according to BBCA, was that they wanted to focus on Orphan Black! HA, Orphan Black has NOTHING on COPPER! Join the fight to save our show!


This show was starting to get really good. If I was a multi Billionaire, I would start a Network called Green Light. Shows like this that get canceled would live on my Green Light Network. Look what happened to the Original Star Trek? Canceled after three seasons and became one of the biggest franchises in the Industry. Sometimes it takes a few seasons for a show to get traction. Also, what was Copper up against? That can kill a show, even a good show. Copper is a class act. Great writing, great cast, superb production, I actually felt like I was back in old New York City! Very sorry to see this show go away!


loved that show and all the cast very disappointed it was cancelled. a real shame

Copper Quotes

Look around you, Corky. Since the riots, my people have been moving out of Five Points. My wife, her brothers were hung by the neck from those two lampposts.


Morehouse: Corcoran cut off my leg and saved my life.
Corcoran: Luck of the Irish.
Morehouse: Don't be so modest, Corky. He saved my life and got himself a detective's badge.