Fox Cancels ‘Rosewood’ After Two Seasons

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It’s the end of the road for Rosewood. Fox has cancelled the Morris Chestnut fronted crime drama after two full seasons, TVWise has learned.

While it was a decent ratings performer last season, when it was serving as the lead-in for Empire, the show suffered in its new Thursday night time-slot and after the ratings all but collapsed it was shunted to a Friday night “death” slot.

The news will be something of a blow to UKTV, who are launching the show’s second season in the UK tonight on their crime focussed Alibi channel. The multi-channel broadcaster originally acquired the series last June, after several other UK buyers had expressed interest. “We are delighted that UKTV is bringing this fantastic series to the UK”, UKTV’s Director of Programme Acquisitions Catherine Mackin said at the time.

Rosewood follows Dr Beaumont Rosewood Jr, the top private pathologist in all of Miami whose eternal optimism will frustrate the cynical female detective he often works with, but she can’t argue with the results that his unique perspective provides. The drama series is produced by 20th Century Fox Television and stars Morris Chestnut, Jaina Lee Ortiz, Gabrielle Dennis, Anna Konkle, Maggie Elizabeth Jones and Domenick Lombardozzi.