Salvation Canceled After Two Seasons at CBS!

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CBS is parting ways with Salvation.

The network has swung the ax on the summer drama after two low-rated seasons, according to Variety

It focused on an asteroid that was making its way to Earth, and the two people who were tasked with notifying the government that it was coming. 

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Salvation Season 1 averaged just 3.5 million viewers and a 0.5 rating in the demo, and the series slipped even further this summer, with Salvation Season 2 averaging just 2.7 million viewers and a 0.3 rating. 

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With it being the lowest-rated summer series on the big four networks, a cancellation was widely expected, but it's surprising it comes months after the series wrapped its sophomore run. 

"#Salvies... sadly we have received news that there won’t be a S3 for #Salvation," reads a statement on the Salvation Writers Twitter handle.

"You have been the best, most supportive fans. Thank you for an amazing two seasons. We will always have hummingbirds and railguns and solar sails. And of course #Gracius. #salvationcbs #RIP."

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The series starred Santiago Cabrera, Jennifer Finnigan, Charlie Rowe, Jacqueline Byers, Rachel Drance, and Shazi Raja. 

Salvation Season 2 concluded with the stunning revelation that the asteroid that was supposedly heading towards Earth was not an asteroid after all. 

It was certainly an intriguing way to shake things up ahead of a third season, but unfortunately, fans will not be finding out what comes next. 

Despite diminished returns in the ratings this summer, CBS already has another scripted series in the works for next summer. 

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That is Blood & Treasure and follows an expert and art thief who join forces to take down a terrorist who funds his attacks with stolen treasure. 

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Remember you can watch Salvation online right here via TV Fanatic. 

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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