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‘Feed the Beast’ Canceled by AMC After 1 Season

Series starred David Schwimmer and Jim Sturgess

“Feed the Beast” has been canceled by AMC, the network announced on Friday.

The series, an adaptation of the Danish series “Bankerot” from creator Clyde Phillips, starred David Schwimmer and Jim Sturgess as  two best friends who take a chance on their dream of opening a restaurant in the Bronx.

The series debuted in June to disappointing ratings, which sharply declined following the “Preacher”-assisted premiere episode. The series finale earned just a 0.1 rating among adults 18-49, according to Nielsen.

“We have great respect and admiration for the entire team associated with ‘Feed the Beast’, starting with Clyde Phillips, David Schwimmer, Jim Sturgess and our studio partner, Lionsgate,” AMC said in a statement. “We are thankful for the opportunity to collaborate with them and appreciative of their talents, dedication and care. Unfortunately, the show simply didn’t achieve the results needed to move forward with a second season.”

The series, from AMC Studios and Lionsgate TV was executive produced by Phillips. Producers of the Danish original, Henrik Ruben Genz, Malene Blenkov and Piv Bernth also served as executive producers.

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