May 11, 2018

Fans will be sad to hear that there will be no second season of Rise, NBC's promising new drama from Jason Katims, the man behind Friday Night Lights and Parenthood. The news comes ahead of the musical drama's now-series finale, which airs next Tuesday.

The mid-season series premiered in March to critical acclaim, but ultimately struggled to find a sizeable audience on Tuesday nights.

Based on the novel "Drama High", Rise followed a dedicated teacher and family man who overcomes his own self-doubt to take over his high school's lackluster theater department. In doing so, his passion for the program galvanizes not only the faculty and students, but the entire working-class town.