No Season 3 for the cable drama.
April 14, 2017
It is being reported that WGN America is cancelling Outsiders after two seasons. The news, which comes ahead of the drama's sophomore finale on April 25, is a bit of a surprise considering the series is the cable network's highest-rated scripted original.
According to network boss Peter Kern, the move to end the series was the result of a decision to focus on a more diverse programming strategy aimed at reaching a broader audience. What that means exactly is not yet clear, though it does leave only Underground as WGN America's only remaining original scripted drama.
Outsiders follows a clan that has spent decades living off the grid in rural Kentucky. Following their own rules outside of the law, they will do whatever it takes to defend their way of life on their mountaintop residence in the mysterious and rugged hills of modern-day Appalachia.
04/22/17 at 04:47pm
What it means is they want something more "progressive" with an agenda that encompasses a specific spending group based on their advertisers.
04/22/17 at 09:23am
If Outsiders (one of the best shows on television) is cancelled by WGN, then I am through with WGN. The are now removed from my guide!
04/21/17 at 07:54am
I can not believe That Outsiders were canceled my friend and I would talk about how great this show and the acting was.....what fool makes these decisions....
04/20/17 at 05:29pm
WHAT THE HELL??? Every time a great show comes on some network jerks pull it even though it's a #1 rated show. It happend with Sons of Anarchy. Mike and Molly. Bones. I know all canceled for a number of different reasons BUT still.
I really hope some one at another network sees this shows worth and picks it up. I mean we dont get the network so we had to download WGN so we can watch it but I would do it a million times. Because this show is SOOOO GOOD!!
It might sound corny but my hysband and I don't find much on TV that we like tip watch together other than football but this show was our ONE ADULT show we had that we both looked forward to watching weekly. It really bums us out.
I'm mad I'm sad I'm angry I'm just so upset..please someone pick it up!!!
04/20/17 at 02:36pm
No no I LOVE THIS SHOW. Everytime i find a drama show I really get into they stop it. This sucks booty so badly. With only one more show to the finale how can they end it now for good..Damn it!!!
04/20/17 at 12:14pm
Yes so much yes. You said it perfectly.
04/20/17 at 09:09am
My guess is that this show did not provide the return on investment that WGN wanted. Even the highest rated show on the lowest rated network isn't bringing in a ton of viewers. They probably decided to go back to cheap syndication. The big problem is killing 2 shows that are getting talked about and expecting people to check anything else out. People have to many options to waste time on more 70's show / friends / star trek reruns. After this there is no reason to watch WGN. They cancelled all of them.
04/18/17 at 09:50am
You get invested in a good show and some idiot decides to pull i even though it is the highest rated on the network. Explain why I should try to watch another show affiliated with this network if this is how it is operated. How exactly do you expect to garner ratings if you dump the best rated show in your stable?
04/17/17 at 06:25pm
The big issue WGNA has is that they either run reruns of shows from 5+ years ago.. or they run the same 1 hour drama 5 times one night a week. And it's ALL DRAMA. I don't mind drama but I don't watching it every time I sit down to watch television. If all WGNA has is drama and reruns.. well, they are killing themselves. In addition, there's NEVER a compelling reason to tune in at any given time for anything. In today's world a DVR picks up almost anything, so running the same show 4 times in a row just means after the first hour, there's no reason to even bother checking the network for programming. I know new episodes of Outsiders is on 6-7pm Tuesdays.... Other than that single one hour once a week... I never even bother with WGNA they have nothing else to offer me. If my DVR has the episode..WGNA can be ignored. Now how on Earth do you build a network with that type of scheduling???
04/17/17 at 05:57am
Well another good show down the tubes from WGN - after the loss of Manhattan and now the outsiders, why would I invest any time to view this channel as the suck you in and drop you like a hot rock after 2 seasons - with NO closure! DONE with them!
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