December 21st, 2004


Swiped from epcdnr


Life is over for the series "Dead Like Me," which Showtime has canceled after two seasons, according to sources. The afterlife drama from MGM TV was denied a third batch of episodes by Showtime president of entertainment Robert Greenblatt, who is mulling his options among a new crop of drama pilots. "Dead" premiered last year on the premium cable channel to relatively strong ratings and some critical acclaim. But a second season this year fell short of the buzz it generated in its first outing. Executive produced by John Masius and Bryan Fuller, "Dead" stars Mandy Patinkin and Ellen Muth. The end of "Dead" could be a signal that Greenblatt wants to clear some room on the schedule for more than one of the new pilots he is considering for series treatment. Among the contenders are terrorist drama "The Cell" and the cop drama "Hate." A decision is expected next month.

Update from AICN:
"They called me last week and said it was cancelled," Fuller told Aint It Cool Monday. Execs at MGM are "currently trying to find a new home for it, perhaps even the SciFi Channel."