June 10, 2020

Word is out that NBC has cancelled Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector after just one season. The sad news comes three months after the crime drama's freshman run concluded, with its episode on March 13 now serving as its series finale.

The show premiered as a mid-season entry in early January, garnering a generally mixed reception from both viewers and critics. Ratings were decent in its Friday night time slot, but not strong enough to warrant a second season.

Based on the best-selling novel "The Bone Collector", Lincoln Rhyme follows the titular former detective and forensic criminalist as he comes out of retirement after the re-emergence of a notorious serial killer in New York City. Rhyme's connection to the killer is personal, as he was previously paralyzed by one of his traps. Teaming up with an intuitive young officer with a gift for profiling, the unlikely duo begin a deadly game of cat and mouse with the brilliant psychopath.