Having cancelled Sleepy Hollow and renewed The Exorcist, FOX has finally confirmed the fate of another of its genre shows: Scream Queens.
Variety reports that Ryan Murphy’s teen horror has been cancelled and will not be returning for a third season. Despite the fact that it was “extremely buzzy on social media,” the show was not a ratings success for the network and they’ve decided that the Chanels are done. Fox’s Dana Newman said that “It feels as if it was a complete series. We have no plans to go back and tell more stories there. We won’t be seeing Scream Queens this season.”
The first season was set in a sorority house, while the second relocated the surviving cast members to a hospital. The show was led by Emma Roberts as the sharp-tongued, scheming Chanel Oberlin and Jamie Lee Curtis as her nemesis Dean Cathy Munch. Abigail Breslin, Lea Michele, Billie Lourd, Keke Palmer, Glen Powell, Niecy Nash, Oliver Hudson, John Stamos and Taylor Lautner also starred.
If you’re at all worried that your TV schedule will be lacking in Ryan Murphy, never fear. The prolific creator still has American Horror Story, Feud and American Crime Story set up at FX. While we’re still waiting to hear when we’ll get Feud, which stars Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon as Joan Crawford and Bette Davis, AHS will tackle the 2016 American election in some form or another, and ACS has two seasons already lined up, with Season Two taking on Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath (starring Annette Bening, Matthew Broderick, Sarah Paulson and Courtney B Vance) and Season Three telling the story of the Versace murder (starring Edgar Ramirez, Penelope Cruz, Ricky Martin, Max Greenfield and Darren Criss). So yes, he is keeping busy.
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