The Underground season finale aired on Wednesday night, but don’t worry, no spoilers here. However, if you are a fan of the show, this news may spoil your day.
According to several reports, there’s a good possibility WGN America will not renew the hit show for a third season, despite it being one of the network’s top-rated series. Why, you ask? Well, WGN’s parent company, Tribune Media, has been purchased by the Sinclair Broadcast Group for a cool $3.9 billion. Unfortunately, Sinclair’s CEO Chris Ripley has gone on the record saying, “The ratings WGN America [delivers] doesn’t justify the type of spending they do on the original programming side. The channel could be run much more profitably on a fraction of what they spend on programming.” Translation: Bye-bye, original programming.
The network has already cancelled Outsiders, which was its No. 1 show. Next in line could be Underground … the network’s second top-rated show. But don’t fret, producer of the stellar program, Sony Pictures Television, is reportedly looking to take the project elsewhere. Actress Aisha Hinds, who plays Harriet Tubman on Underground, is banking on that very thought.
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