Both Cougar Town and Supernatural are now without a UK broadcaster.
In a post on their website, Sky Living today confirmed that they would not be airing future seasons of either series.
“We can confirm that Sky Living will not be showing the new series of Cougar Town or Supernatural”, the post explains. “We understand fans of the show may be disappointed by this news and we want to reassure you that we appreciate your passion for TV, Sky Living and these shows in particular.”
The decisions had not been entirely unexpected, with no concrete word on the fate of Cougar Town since the show moved from ABC to TBS state-side in 2012, while Supernatural’s most recent season had been aired in double bills 9 months after it began airing in the United States. With the decision, the two join fellow acquisition Teen Wolf, which was dropped by Sky Living just ahead of last year’s LA Screenings.
The timing of the decision, specifically in regards to Supernatural, could prove problematic for the series’ international distributors. A Supernatural spin-off, Supernatural: Bloodlines, is deep in development at The CW and is considered a shoo-in for a series pick up. Should it get said order, Warner Bros. will be in the unenviable position of trying to find a UK home for both the parent series and the new spin-off.