No Season 3 for the Billy Ray Cyrus comedy.
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.
11/21/17 at 09:39am
Agree with Whirl -- I tuned in just to see what Joey Lauren Adams was up to, and was surprised to find sweet, low-down, southern-fried comedy with some nervy performers and a good lead in Billy Ray. Not something that needed to last forever, but I was glad to catch it while it was on and wish they had been given a final-season extension (S2 ended on a story twist, though not exactly a cliffhanger that'd wreck if for those who try to catch the backlog.)
11/17/17 at 03:12pm
Much to my surprise, I rather enjoyed this series. It really picked up in season 2, so I'm disappointed to see it canceled. Especially since it's being dumped for the sake of more reality tv.
11/17/17 at 02:39pm
I watched the first 2 episodes of season 1... I couldn't imagine why anyone would continue watching... then I realized.. CMT.. no wonder.