Is Pop TV Getting Out of the Scripted TV Business?

ViacomCBS network left with only the retiring ”Schitt’s Creek“ and ”One Day at a Time“ after cutting a trio of series

Pop TV’s cupboard looks awfully bare after the ViacomCBS-owned network slashed three shows from its roster. It could be a signal of a shift away from scripted content, as the newly-combined company looks to pull more of its resources together.

On Wednesday, the network abruptly canceled three of its series, including the Anna Paquin-led “Flack” just 10 days before it was set to return for its second season. Additionally, the network pulled the plug on “Florida Girls,” which had been renewed for a second season last fall, and its upcoming “Best Intentions.” Those shows will be shopped elsewhere, with ViacomCBS helping them find new platforms.

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Tim Baysinger

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