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61st Street: AMC’s Season 2 Canceled Despite Early Extension – Canceled + TV Shows Renewed

61st Street: AMC’s Season 2 Canceled Despite Early Extension – Canceled + TV Shows Renewed

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61st Street TV show on AMC: cancelled, no season 2 on AMC

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The 61st Street series will never end, at least at AMC. The cable channel has canceled its plans to air the second season of the limited series. The first eight-episode season aired last May.

The crime series 61st Street TV stars Courtney B. Vance, Aunjanue Ellis, Mark O’Brien, Holt McCallany, Tosin Cole, Andrene Ward-Hammond and Bentley Green. In the story, Moses Johnson (Cole) is a promising black high school athlete who becomes embroiled in Chicago’s notoriously corrupt criminal justice system. Kidnapped by police as a suspected gang member, he finds himself in the eye of the storm as police and prosecutors seek revenge for the death of an officer in a drug bust gone awry. Franklin Roberts (Vance) is a twilight public defender serving in America’s busiest courthouse. After Franklin promises his wife that he will retire to spend more time with their 17-year-old autistic son, Franklin realizes that Moses is the case of his life – one that will turn the entire Chicago justice system upside down and institutional racism and the endemic corruption can challenge his heart. The series is based on in-depth research into the city’s history and the personal experiences of executive producer and writer J. David Shanks. He grew up as a young black man on the South Side and later became a Chicago police officer.

The first season of 61st Street has an average rating of 0.04 in the 18-49 age group and 214,000 viewers in the live and same-day ratings (including DVR playback until 3:00 AM). Compared to AMC’s other scripted series, 61st Street ended up at the bottom of the list.

As a limited series, AMC has ordered two seasons of 61st Street, and the eight episodes of the second season have already been filmed. The decision to stop broadcasting came as part of cost-cutting measures the cable network announced last month. The company said it would take up to $475 million in writedowns.

It seems likely that 61st Street season 2 will eventually be released on another channel or streaming service. An SEC filing noted that “the company may receive some future licensing and other revenue related to some of the titles it owns.”

What do you think? Did you enjoy the first season of 61st Street on AMC+ or AMC? Are you hoping to see Season 2 when it eventually releases?

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