Comedy horror show 'Scream Queens' cancelled

Fox has just announced that Scream Queens won't return for a third season.

After two seasons, Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan's anthology horror comedy seriesScream Queens is over.

"We have no plans to go back and tell more stories there", he added, via Variety. Though "Scream Queens" had a reportedly young and heavily multiplatform following, linear ratings were weak for the show.

Those numbers would continue to dip as the season progressed with the show finishing its run with an average of 1.4 million total viewers and a 0.6 demo rating.

"We have no plans at this point to go back there and tell more stories", co-chairman and CEO Gary Newman told reporters Monday. According to TV Series Finale, the September 20 season premiere brought in 2.165 million viewers and that number dropped to 1.369 million for its December 20 finale. Season 2, however, was pretty weak across the board. But as the first season wore on it started to dip in the numbers, and by the time the finale was broadcast the show had lost nearly half its audience. While this is not necessarily good news for fans of Scream Queens, it does sound like there may still be hope in the future. Although showing strong buzz on social media and bringing in a younger demographic for the channel, Season 2 premiered and ended with almost half the viewers that tuned in for its first run. Tell us your thoughts on the news in the comments section below.

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Scream Queens starred Emma Roberts, Lea Michelle, Keke Palmer, Abigail Breslin, Billie Lourd, Jamie Lee Curtis, Glen Powell and Niecy Nash.

  • Jacqueline Ellis