BrainDead, American Gothic Not Returning for Season 2

BrainDead Ratings

CBS wound up 0-for-2 with this past summer’s new offerings, as neither BrainDead nor American Gothic will be returning for second seasons, sources tell TVLine.

The fate of BrainDead — which had a four-season plan, moving the buggy action to Wall Street, Silicon Valley and then Hollywood — was foreshadowed last month when it was announced that the show’s creators Robert and Michelle King American Gothicwould be taking the showrunner reins on the forthcoming Good Wife spinoff.

BrainDead debuted to a disappointing 4.6 million viewers and 0.7 demo rating, and after four Monday airings got bumped to Sunday nights; its final hour did barely 2 mil and a 0.3.

American Gothic meanwhile premiered to 3.4 mil and a 0.7 rating, and by its finale had slipped to 2.6 mil/0.5.

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