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Spike Cancels Drama ‘The Mist’

Spike has cancelled series The Mist. Based on a novella by Stephen King, The Mist is about a small-town family that is torn apart by a brutal crime. As they deal with the fallout, an eerie mist rolls in, cutting them off from the rest of the world, and at times, each other.

The first season, with 10 episodes, launched in June.

The Mist is produced by The Weinstein Company (TWC)-Dimension Television. Christian Torpe is an executive producer on the series.

Spike is part of Viacom. Paramount Network will take Spike’s place in January.

Related: Paramount Network Plans Debut on Jan. 18, 2018

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.