AMC Cancels ‘Dietland’

AMC has cancelled its drama series Dietland after one season, the network said Thursday.

The series, based on the best-selling, critically-acclaimed novel of the same name, stars Joy Nash (The Mindy Project) and Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife). 

The female-targeted drama series failed to catch on with viewers. Dietland averaged 693,000 viewers on a Nielsen Live+3 ratings basis over its 10-episode run after drawing 921,000 viewers in its June 4 debut.

In a statement, the network said: “Dietland is bold, original and brave. We are beyond proud of our partnership with Marti Noxon, Joy Nash, Juliana Margulies, Skydance and everyone else involved in bringing Sarai Walker’s story to the screen. Similarly, Aisha Tyler and our friends at Embassy Row delivered a unique companion show that led with fresh voices and important topics. “Dietland garnered critical acclaim and passionate fans but unfortunately we will not be able to continue with a second season.”

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.