‘Marlon,’ ‘Midnight, Texas’ Canceled by NBC

Both shows got the axe after their second seasons

Last Updated: December 21, 2018 @ 11:28 PM

NBC has canceled its supernatural thriller series ‘Midnight, Texas” as well as the Marlon Wayans-fronted sitcom “Marlon,” an individual with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap.

“Marlon,” a multi-camera comedy loosely based on the comedian’s life, wrapped its second season in July. The show also starred Essence Atkins, Bresha Webb, Diallo Riddle, Notlim Taylor and Amir O’Neil.

Starring Francois Arnaud, Dylan Bruce and Arielle Kebbel, “Midnight, Texas” is based on the book series by Charlaine Harris, who also wrote “The Southern Vampire Mysteries” that inspired HBO’s “True Blood.” The show is currently in its second season and will now air its final episode Dec. 28.

Variety reported Friday that “Midnight, Texas” production studio Universal Television is shopping the show around for a possible new home. It remains to be seen if the show will live on elsewhere, but that kind of hail Mary pass has worked for several other shows in 2018.

“Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” for example, landed at NBC 24 hours after being canceled by Fox. Other last-minute rescues include “The Expanse,” which went to Amazon after SyFy cut it loose, and Fox’s canceled shows “Lucifer” and “Designated Survivor,” both of which were saved from the chopping block by Netflix.

Universal TV didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment from TheWrap.