The animal thriller will not return next summer.
October 23, 2017
It is being reported that CBS has cancelled its summer thriller Zoo. The move comes one month after the conclusion of its third season, but was somewhat expected after its ratings performance during its most recent run.
The show premiered in 2015 with a successful debut that saw it rank as the summer's most-watched scripted series. While viewership tapered off in Season 2, it wasn't until this season that ratings fell to levels that put it in danger of not continuing. Many viewers reported tuning out this time around after the story took a jump into the future with uneven storytelling and off-putting hybrid animals.
Zoo follows the rise of a mysterious wave of violent animal attacks around the world against humans without any explanation. A young zoologist takes notice that the strange behavior is escalating to become more coordinated in nature, and he soon finds himself at the center of a race to piece together the bizarre pandemic endangering all mankind.
Zoo's cancellation bares similarities to that of Under the Dome, in that both are CBS shows that broke out with successful summer outings and ended up airing for three seasons and exactly 39 episodes.
11/09/17 at 01:00am
This one that should have never, EVER had a second season. Patterson's novel was absolutely perfect material to develop into a single season compelling and unique story that should have ended the way it was originally written, which still could have happened even with the entirely unnecessary changes to the main characters. That said, I can give a pass for them for pushing into season two; networks are greedy, I get it. But the absolute garbage they stitched together for the prom night dumpster baby abortion of a story that was season three is unforgivable. Someone needs to be repeatedly tasered for letting that happen.
10/31/17 at 09:41pm
Aw. Watching that show try to develop its storyline was like watching Sisyphus push the boulder up the hill.
10/27/17 at 12:48pm
They need to stop stretching shows out season after season when it's clear that it's a 1 season series. They did the same thing with "The Dome"! 1 and done with the story wrapped up is the way to go, especially when it's "loosely based" on a novel. Now people are left hanging without a series finale. That's just rude.
10/27/17 at 08:00am
I loved season 1. Season 2 was ok. Season 3 was a total mess. The time jump was done poorly and all the characters you used to like became totally unlikable. I'm actually going to side with the network on this one.
10/27/17 at 07:18am
Could they please just make a wind up show to finish off
10/26/17 at 08:08am
Season 1 was great.
Then we got boring diversity hires and fake deaths in season 2.
Episode 1 of season 3 was an abomination. Stopped watching after that.
10/26/17 at 01:09am
Not surprise, lost it momentum after season 1
10/25/17 at 10:12pm
It ran 2 seasons too long, should have stopped after 1. First season was different and kinda cool, season 2 was all over the place and ridiculous. Season 3 was a total joke and a waste of good film.
10/25/17 at 11:58am
For once I agree with the Networks on this one. The series was solid first and second season. But the time jump was done in a very poor way. And it was like they were just trying to be dark and gloomy just for the hell of it. Sucks that it went this way but nobody is to blame but the writers for this one.
10/24/17 at 01:54pm
Not surprised. I bailed 3 episodes into this season. It was terrible.
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