FX's latest drama series Terriers was canceled today by the network after just one season, according to Variety. The series starred Donal Logue and Michael Raymond-James as private detectives who stumble upon a vast conspiracy in San Diego's Ocean Beach neighborhood.
Terriers debuted in September to 1.7 million viewers, although the show never reached 1 million viewers since the premiere. The show averaged just 746,000 viewers during its 13-episode run, far less than typical FX series' pull in. FX president John Landgraf held a conference call to discuss the cancellation, saying that viewers thought the show was too dissimilar to other FX shows:
"People thought the show was comparable to the FX brand, but not similar to other FX shows. And to the extent that it was dissimilar, they felt it a little less edgy, a little less sexy and a little less suspenseful. The things people liked about the show tended to be more subtle... and I don't know if subtlety is something that the American public is buying in droves today."
It also doesn't seem that Terriers would be rescued by another network or DirecTV, which resurrected the FX series Damages, as we reported in July. Chris Long, senior entertainment and production vice president for DirecTV recently said that they are moving away from bringing shows back from the dead.