Rumors: BrainDead Season 2 canceled due to poor ratings?

Rumors: BrainDead Season 2 canceled due to poor ratings?

Getting low shares in terms of viewership, rumors are swirling that CBS’ series BrainDead will hit the shelves as its Season 2 will most likely be canceled.

According to TV Series Finale, the show created by the troika of Robert King, Michelle King, and David W. Zucker opened its season with a 0.7 rating in June. It translated to 4.59 million viewers. The show’s rating continues to downslide as it progresses despite the caliber of its showrunners.

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Hounded by the numbers, it is unlikely that CBS will give it another run and hopefully the season finale would give it followers the closure they needed. The show’s creators Robert and Michelle King hope for another run just as their “The Good Wife” ran for seven seasons also with CBS.

BrainDead follows a plot wherein Laurel Healy (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) returns to Washington, D.C. to work for her brother, Senator Luke Healy (Danny Pino). Healy’s character tangles with two huge problems.

The challenge is to get the government to work despite budgetary disagreements and solve the mysterious bugs that are eating the brains of a growing number of members of Congress staffers. Also cast in the show are Aaron Tveit, Tony Shalhoub, Nikki M. James, Johnny Ray Gill, Charlie Semine, and Jan Maxwell.

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Movie News Guide reports that if the show is given another run, the Kings will likely be aggressive in their story telling. Aside from that, they will put into consideration the numbers that would generate their lifeline such as they did with “The Good Wife.”

If given a second season, BrainDead will premier in June of next year. If CBS decides otherwise, the Kings might sell the rights to the show to other channels which are willing to risk and give it another chance in the ratings.

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