AMC Cancels Rubicon

Well, they can’t all be winners… even on AMC. Word is, AMC has cancelled their new series Rubicon after just one season.

According to the Reporter, AMC decided not to continue the conspiracy-drama series beyond its first season. The network released the following statement:

"Rubicon gave us an opportunity to tell a rich and compelling story and we're very proud of the series. This was not an easy decision, but we are grateful to have had the opportunity to work with such a phenomenally talented and dedicated team."

AMC’s Mad Men and Breaking Bad aren’t exactly ratings juggernauts but they’ve done decently and make up for their underrated numbers with critical praise and awards. Granted, awards don’t make a series but good programming does contribute to solidifying a network’s identity and in that respect, AMC is doing very well. The Walking Dead is another great series that’s already made its mark on the network and unsurprisingly earned itself a second season order not long after Season 1 premiered. I’m sure Rubicon fans are sorry to see the series go, however given the ratio of successful series to less than successful ones, I think AMC’s still a network to watch.

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