WGA America just made a bold move to their lineup. The network canceled their coal mining drama The Outsiders, but the most interesting thing about it is the reasoning behind the decision.
“After three years of investing in marquee, brand-defining dramas, WGN America has successfully expanded its audience, its reach, and its presence in the minds of viewers. In our next phase, we intend to expand our original and unique content to continue growing our relevance and appeal to the widest possible audience.” Peter Kern, interim president and CEO of Tribune Media, said in a statement.
He continued: “To achieve this, we will be reallocating our resources to a more diverse programming strategy and to new structures, enabling us to expand both the quantity and breadth of content aired by WGN America. This move is designed to deliver even more value to our advertising and distribution partners. To free up the resources to reach this goal, we will unfortunately not be renewing ‘Outsiders.’ We are grateful to our production partners at Sony Pictures Television and the terrifically talented people who made the show possible.”
The network already had some unique and interesting shows in its lineup including Underground and Salem, so it will be interesting to see what else they bring to the table.
(via Variety, image via: screencap)
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