The Red Line Canceled at CBS

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The Red Line has reached the final stop at CBS. 

The Eye network has swung the ax on the freshman drama after one low-rated season, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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"[The show] did not get picked up for a second season, so it will exist as an elegant novel," co-showrunner Sunil Nayar revealed to the website at the ATX Television Festival.

The Red Line ultimately averaged 3.85 million total viewers and a CW-esque 0.36 rating in the adults 18-49 demo. 

Related: The Red Line: An Off-Brand Series for CBS That Lacks Direction

It was the network's second-lowest rated scripted drama, coming in marginally ahead of Saturday drama Ransom. 

The Noah Wyle fronted drama focused on a white cop in Chicago who mistakenly shoots and kills a back doctor. 

A Daughter Searches - The Red Line

The series followed three different families with connections to the case, and the story was told from each of their perspectives. 

It received mixed reviews from critics upon its launch, but airing two episodes of the show beginning late April on Sundays was not the best vote of confidence. 

Alas, the show did get a conclusion, so fans will not be left with any lingering plot threads. 

Noel Fisher, Micharl Patrick Thornton, Aliyah Royale, Vinny Chhibber, and Emayatzy Corinealdi were also part of the cast. 

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The Red Line joins Murphy Brown, Life in Pieces, Fam, Happy Together, The Big Bang Theory, and Elementary as the shows not returning during the 2019-20 TV season. 

Related: Murphy Brown Among CBS Canceled Shows

CBS previously renewed Blue Bloods, Bull, Criminal Minds, FBI, God Friended Me, Hawaii Five-0, Magnum P.I., MacGyver, Madam Secretary, Man With a Plan, Mom, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans, The Neighborhood, Seal Team, SWAT, and Young Sheldon have already been renewed. 

The Code, which debuted in April to less than stellar ratings, has yet to be renewed or canceled.

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