Braindead Season 2 cancelled by CBS, no more White House aliens

Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s brain-eating alien parasite comedy BrainDead is cancelled

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Sad news for fans of Mary Elizabeth Winstead and brain-parasite-in-the-White-House-based stories, as CBS has announced that it will not be renewing summer comedy BrainDead for a second season.

TVLine reports that the network has pulled the plug on the genre comedy, which starred Winstead, Tony Shalhoub, Danny Pino, Jan Maxwell, Aaron Tvet and Nikki M James, and which came from The Good Wife creators Robert and Michelle King.

They’ve also cancelled fellow freshman series American Gothicwhich possibly goes to show that series called American Gothic just won’t last longer than one season. Yes, we’re still angry that Shaun Cassidy’s 1995 series American Gothic was cancelled after one season. Gary Cole was the Sheriff who was also Satan! Someone’s at the door, dammit! *deep breath* Anyway.

The plot synopsis for BrainDead was as follows: “A young, fresh-faced Hill staffer gets her first job in Washington, D.C. to discover two things: The government has stopped working, and alien spawn have come to earth and eaten the brains of a growing number of Congressmen and Hill staffers.”

It’s a real shame to hear this, as the show was great fun, it was sharp, and it had a lot of promise (the initial plan was for four seasons). And who cancels a show that stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead dealing with alien brain parasites in the White House? Still, at least we’ve still got iZombie for quality horror comedy brain-eating-based programming.

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