Training Day and Ransom: Canceled!

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With CBS unveiling its plans for the 2017-2018 season, Training Day and Ransom were not part of those plans, effectively canceling both series. 

The writing had been on the wall for Training Day ever since series star Bill Paxton passed away earlier this year due to complications during surgery. 

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The series struggled to pull much in the way of an audience during its short run on the network, currently averaging 3.5 million viewers and a 0.5 rating. 

Possibly foreshadowing a cancelation, the network opted to send the series off to Saturday nights. As expected, the ratings got worse. 

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It's most recent episode managed just 2.5 million viewers and a 0.3 rating. Producers had claimed they would not be recasting Bill Paxton's character if a second season was ordered. 

However, there's no way we would know what the series would have been like without the prolific actor now that it has been canceled. 

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One more episode remains, and it is currently scheduled to air this coming Saturday. There is no word on whether the series will have an ending, or if anything will be left up in the air. 

Considering how late the news of the cancelation came, we're betting on there being no neat ending. 

Meanwhile, Ransom has also been let go by the network after just one season. The were red flags when CBS opted to make the series air on Saturday nights for 12 out of the 13 weeks it was on the air. 

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As expected, the ratings were low, with the final Season 1 average at 3.5 million viewers and a 0.4 rating. 

The series was a co-production, so we could never really rule it as canceled with the low ratings, but airing on Saturday nights was the death knell for the series. 

That means CBS has no more series on the bubble, and their renewals and cancelations are over for the 2017-2018 season. 

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