FOX Cancels “The Following,” NBC Drops “Constantine,” “State of Affairs”

For those familiar with ratings, none of Friday’s three network television cancellations should come as a surprise.

Confirmation has emerged that FOX is passing on a fourth season of “The Following.” NBC, meanwhile, will not be purchasing additional episodes of freshman dramas “Constantine” and “State of Affairs.”

Insofar as “The Following” began to stumble in the ratings last season, its third season renewal was seen as a last chance to prove its worth. Its performance only worsened, and FOX decided to pull the plug.

Neither “Constantine” nor “State of Affairs” made ratings waves. Insofar as NBC gave “State of Affairs” the coveted post-“The Voice” slot on Mondays–which sent hit drama “The Blacklist” to a difficult Thursday timeslot–its performance was considered particularly weak.

Written by Brian Cantor

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