Containment Cancelled at The CW

Containment Cancelled

Containment‘s virus has been stopped.

The CW has cancelled the series after one season, TVLine has confirmed.

It should be noted that Containment was touted as a limited event series ahead of its launch. (Prior to that, though, executive producer Chris Ord told TVLine, “We’re looking at the first season as its own thing, but it’ll leave us room to go forward and do more.”)

Containment debuted in April to 1.67 million total viewers and a 0.5 demo rating. Since then, it has held steady in the demo while slipping about 20 percent in audience.

Adapted by Vampire Diaries/The Originals producer Julie Plec from the Belgian series Cordon, the intense medical thriller explored what happens when an extremely deadly epidemic breaks out in Atlanta, isolating half of the ensemble from the rest of the city.

As the broadcast networks’ annual Upfronts Week nears, the fate of the last remaining “bubble” shows will be determined, as ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and The CW get ready to reveal their schedules for the 2016-17 TV season. For easy reference, TVLine’s handy Renewal Scorecard keeps tabs of where each show stands, while our network-by-network Pilot Season Guide lists all of the new comedies and dramas up for consideration — some of which (including The CW’s Archie comics-based Riverdale) have already been ordered to series.

During Upfronts Week, the broadcast networks take turns announcing and touting their shows and stars for the fall and midseason. NBC and Fox are up first, delivering their respective morning and afternoon presentations on Monday, May 16, followed by ABC (on Tuesday, May 17), CBS (Wednesday, May 18) and The CW (Thursday, May 19).

As Upfronts Week unfolds, TVLine will share the first trailers and photos for all of the new series, as well as continually update our Fall TV Grid, letting you know what will be on when, and opposite what (as well as denote what is being held for midseason).

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