The horror drama ends after one season.
November 8, 2016
It is being reported that Dead of Summer has been cancelled after its first season at Freeform. From the creators of ABC's Once Upon a Time, the freshman 80's-set drama followed an awakened dark mythology that terrorizes a summer camp.
The series premiered in June for a 10-episode run that ultimately garnered subpar reviews and failed to draw significant viewership. Today's cancellation is the latest in string of Freeform dramas to only last one season. Recovery Road and Guilt were both cancelled earlier this year.
12/09/16 at 07:24am
It was entertaining but seemed like a one season type show. I didn't expect it to go any further.
12/07/16 at 09:47am
Thank you for the lesson. I never thought about tv as a business. I thought that if I liked it that it should stay on the air. Now that I have thought about how tv runs to make money I understand why shows get canceled. In the future I will try not to be so selfish.
12/05/16 at 01:49am
You stuck with American Gothic, i dont believe it it was terrible!! Dead of summer this show was ok but since they killed off the only hotties Sykes and Joel i dont think anybody would be interested in another season, Ami was just a little too dumpy for anyone to care even bad amy was dull and that gender confused relationship was just ugly and unwatchable, what was that? Can the gays just be hot please !!!!! it was sick on so many levels. I really liked Scream it was suitably superficial and you couldn't trust anyone which made it more interesting, like you dont care who gets slashed it was a real slasher movie experience and only deserved 1 season nevertheless it was more entertaining than American Gothic, Scream Queens and Dead of Summer.
11/29/16 at 08:35pm
This was good as a whole, like American Gothic it started off poorly which unfortunately had viewers tuning out and missing out on the good stuff, I know I thought about tuning out after the first 2 episodes of both shows but was glad I hung in for it to all unravel, American Gothic was on Broadcast and didn't do any better in the ratings, Scream did worse than both shows in ratings and got renewed again ..Various things come to play when renewing or canceling a show, often networks have other shows in the works and will air 2 new dramas with the intention of canceling the lower rated show regardless if doing decent in the ratings to make room for something else the following year, sometimes they are looking for a jackpot of a show they can use as a solid lead in for other new shows to come and just OK doesn't cut it while other times they may just want something cheap for a time slot against something like The Voice and mediocre ratings will do, also if a show is given a solid lead in like say The Big Bang Theory or Modern Family and the new show seems to do fairly well in the ratings but if they skip the lead in for a week and the new shows ratings drop that will hurt it's chances of getting renewed thus proving it can't hold ratings on it's own etc There is no doubt that mistakes get made by networks and they make the wrong decision like when Jag got axed only for a rival network to pick it up and have major success with it and NCIS was kinda the spin off to it which now has multiple spin offs so yes mistakes get made.
11/28/16 at 05:10pm
Yes Viv, there are way to many cheaply done, wannabe scary, supernatural/horror shows out there today. I mean, if they'd just do them up right with some kind of new and edgy premise, they'd be worthwhile. But a REALLY good scary show might be too much for network TV to handle, lol.
11/27/16 at 01:49am
Sorry Ed, you are correct. I tend to skim and only see what I want to see. You make good points now that I thoroughly read your comment! My parents, mostly my mother, rarely shielded me from the real world. So this TV show was too soft for me. Plus I'm really getting sick of the supernatural.
11/19/16 at 02:33pm
Mike and Vivica, my comments were more of a shot gun blast statement towards all networks and TV shows that water down the REAL world with unrealistic wholesomeness and expect ratings to remain high. They need to stop "Full Housing" and "Brady Bunching" everything. Now tell us whats REALLY going on BEHIND the scenes of those type of shows between the actors and THAT would be interesting. For example, what when on behind the scenes of 'The Wizard of Oz' is show worthy. Also @Vivica, im not sure if you actually read and understand what I posted. Im AGAINST shielding kids from every little thing in case you didn't pick up on that.
11/19/16 at 11:41am
good point joe. it's all a business. But did freeform make a good decision? I don't think so. It only has to make money , not be a hit. It had plenty of commercials. They don't need to compete with abc. Now they will spend more to make a new show than to keep a ok performing one.
11/17/16 at 00:07am
The show was a bit cheesy at times, and yes the acting was horrible. It was yet ANOTHER politically correct TV show. And @Ed, hiding your kids from the real world is just going to blow up in your face. I'm glad you aren't my parent! Anyway, this show had no sex or cursing. And it was still a huge flop.
11/16/16 at 09:11am
Why cancel any show? There has to be criteria, right? People act like they don't understand this and that networks are canning profitable shows just to spite them. If a post says the network is bad because it canned a poor preforming show, then the poster doesn't understand and needs a lecture (Justme, Lila). If you don't understand why a show was canned, bring that up. If the article says low ratings (failed to draw significant viewership) and you still don't understand or act like its quality matters to a network (almost all shows get some comments like that.) then somebody needs to teach you how a buisness works.
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