Dietland Canceled at AMC After One Season

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Only author Sarai Walker, who initially penned the novel Dietland, knows what the future holds for Plum Kettle.

AMC announced today it's the end of the road for the vengeance-driven heroine on their network.

When we last saw Plum, she chose the resistance, getting into a car with the group called Jennifer, and we knew her life would never be the same.

Plum's Hurt - Dietland Season 1 Episode 8

All signs were pointing toward a renewal of the powerful dramedy helmed by Marti Noxon, who in August chatted with The Hollywood Reporter and shared they had a writers' room, were back at work and were breaking story for the upcoming season, all signs pointing to good news on the horizon.

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Unfortunately, while airing, the series didn't garner the numbers that viewers excitement when discussing the show should have indicated.

Most airings were pulling in only about 200k in the demo and 600k overall within three days of DVR viewing. It seems while feminism and the discussion of all sides of it are on the rise, it isn't translating well to television.

Kitty Takes A Stand - Dietland Season 1 Episode 8

Noxon saw the end of UnREAL and Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce this year, two other strong female-driven series, as well as the limited series Sharp Objects at HBO.

Over at Paramount Network, the freshman series American Woman didn't far any better, also subject to cancelation after one season.

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Why aren't women tuning into shows that showcase strong, gutsy characters with terrific casts to boot? It's a mystery.

Dietland featured a treasure trove of talented women including Joy Nash, Juliana Margulies, Robin Weigert, Tamara Tunie, and Selenis Leyva. The cast alone should have been worth tuning in for more than one viewing.

A New Mission - Dietland

AMC shared their thoughts about letting go of the series in a statement.

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"Dietland is bold, original and brave. We are beyond proud of our partnership with Marti Noxon, [stars] Joy Nash, Juliana Margulies, [producers] Skydance and everyone else involved in bringing Sarai Walker’s story to the screen," AMC said in a statement.

"Similarly, Aisha Tyler and our friends at Embassy Row delivered a unique companion show that led with fresh voices and important topics. Dietland garnered critical acclaim and passionate fans but unfortunately, we will not be able to continue with a second season."

Is Plum Ready? - Dietland Season 1 Episode 9

What are your thoughts on losing another fantastic show that focuses on women? 

Was it too soon to let it go?

Will you miss the crazy world into which Dietland took viewers each week and wonder ever more what became of Plum Kettle?

Hit the comments and watch Dietland online if you missed out on the first and only season of the thought-provoking series.

Carissa Pavlica is the managing editor and a staff writer for TV Fanatic. She's a member of the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA), enjoys mentoring writers, wine, and passionately discussing the nuances of television. Follow her on Twitter and email her here at TV Fanatic.

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Dietland Quotes

My body was just a thing I used to move my head around. So I missed a lot.

Plum

That's me, Alicia Kettle, but everyone calls me Plum because I'm succulent and round. Also known as fat. It's OK, I'm allowed to say it. I'm telling you this from the future if you hadn't gotten that yet, but don't think this is one of those stories. I'm still fat.

Plum