November 17, 2017

It is being reported that Still The King has been cancelled by CMT after two seasons. The summer comedy premiered last year as the cable network's first foray into original scripted programming, which was ultimately short-lived as it will now move to focus on unscripted originals once drama Nashville concludes next year.

Still The King starred Billy Ray Cyrus as a washed-up country music singer who was a one-hit-wonder in his younger years. 20 years later and working as an Elvis impersonator, he gets into some trouble with the law and as a result comes to find out he has a 15-year-old daughter he didn't know existed.

The series had a decent run over the course of its two seasons on CMT, though viewership took a hit as time went on. It premiered in 2016 as the cable network's highest-rated debut for an original series with over 4.7 million viewers in Live+3 numbers across a three-network simulcast. Its numbers stayed solid for a time, but began tapering off considerably in Season 2. The show's final episode aired this past August.