We Regret to Inform You: AWAKE Canceled

I thought of titling this post “Breaking Bad News” but figured some of you might have been misled. It is bad news, and it is breaking, and heartbreaking for those of us who have been loving the smart, layered, high concept, high quality Awake. NBC has made it known that there will be no Season 2.

Awake creator/showrunner Kyle Killen (Lone Star) was gracious in his tweet:

followed by:

because yes indeed, NBC comedy Whitney did indeed inexplicably get picked up for a second season.

On NBC we are now left with the wonderful Grimm, and hopes for Mockingbird Lane, whose delayed production has so far kept it safe from the pilot ax.

The season isn’t over yet for Awake, so keep watching; excellent TV is always worth watching, whether or not we get as many episodes as we’d like.

Awake, starring Jason Isaacs, Laura Allen, Dylan Minette, Steve Harris, and Wilmer Valderrama, airs Thursdays at 10/9c on NBC.

Erin Willard
Written by Erin Willard

Erin is the Editor In Chief and West Coast Correspondent for SciFiMafia.com

3 Comment responses

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    May 18, 2012

    Bring AWAKE back pretty please…The show was on the wrong night and fans are upset NBC only cares about money not a quality show that is interesting and compelling…Go to cable with your show…


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      May 19, 2012

      Ahh Leslie I too often wish networks weren’t businesses. I have resigned myself to the fact that this is the way it works, for now, and do my best to appreciate every great episode of every great show, and whenever possible, thank those responsible for it.


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    May 12, 2012

    Awake is good and getting better. Can’t watch it when it airs but always catch it on Hulu. I was just thinking what a smart show it is and can’t wait to see how the two realities unfold. NBC, please bring it back.


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