NBC Cancels ‘The Brave’ and ‘Taken’

Military drama The Brave and kidnap drama Taken will not return on NBC.

Airing Mondays at 10, The Brave debuted in September and was about an elite covert operations squad. Anne Heche was in the cast, along with Mike Vogel, Tate Ellington and Demetrius Grosse. Dean Georgaris created the show, one of a handful of new military series on broadcast TV last fall.

The Brave did not get a back order going beyond its initial 13 episodes.

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Airing Fridays at 9, Taken was based on the Luc Besson film trilogy of the same name, about a former Green Beret trying to track down his kidnapped daughter. The cast included Jennifer Beals and Clive Standen, with Standen playing a younger version of the character Liam Neeson played in the films.

Taken lasted two seasons.

NBC offers its upfront presentation May 14.

Michael Malone

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.