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‘Life Sentence’ Canceled By CW After First Season

Drama Life Sentence will not be returning on The CW next season. Star Lucy Hale shared the cancellation on Twitter.

“Just got the sad news that Life Sentence will not be coming back for a second season,” she wrote.

The show, which airs Fridays at 9 p.m., concludes June 15. It’s about a woman who beats cancer, and then must live with the choices she made when she decided she would “live like she was dying.”

It premiered March 7 to a 0.3 in adults 18-49, and subsequent ratings were lower.

Hale continued, “Sometimes things don’t resonate with the audience and shows just don’t work, but I’m so proud of what we accomplished & for the experience I had.”

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.