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‘Political Animals’ Won’t Get a Second Run on USA

Miniseries starring Sigourney Weaver marked an ambitious leap forward for the cable network

"Political Animals" has not been elected to a second term.

The USA Network miniseries from "Brothers & Sisters" executive producer Greg Berlanti and starring Sigourney Weaver as a divorced former First Lady turned Secretary of State, won't be returning to the network.

The news isn't terribly surprising, as "Political Animals" was conceived as a miniseries, but the project marked an ambitious jump for USA.

"We are proud of 'Political Animals,' our miniseries that attracted critical acclaim and impacted the cultural conversation this summer," a spokeswoman for USA told TheWrap in a network statement. "It was a pleasure to work with Greg Berlanti and Laurence Mark and a powerful cast led by Sigourney Weaver. We look forward to collaborating again with these immensely talented creatives."

"Political Animals" premiered July 15 — a night that also saw the highly anticipated Season 5 premiere of AMC's "Breaking Bad" — and grabbed 3.8 million total viewers in Live Plus 7 Day ratings, which takes into account DVR viewings. Over its six-episode run, the miniseries averaged 3.2 million total viewers in Live Plus 7 Day.

Deadline first reported the news of "Political Animals" not returning.