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John Legend Is Promising to Find Underground a New Network


John Legend is promising to find Underground a new network

John Legend is promising to find Underground a new network. The show was canceled by WGN after two seasons. Reportedly BET and OWN have passed on picking it up. The network is being sold and the new company isn’t here for scripted shows that cost big money. Underground reportedly costs $5 million per episode to get done. The official statement reads, Despite Underground being a terrific and important series, it no longer fits with our new direction and we have reached the difficult decision not to renew it for a third season. We are tremendously proud of this landmark series that captured the zeitgeist and made an impact on television in a way never before seen on the medium. We thank the incomparable creators Misha Green and Joe Pokaski and the great John Legend, along with the talented creative team and cast who brought the unsung American heroes of the Underground Railroad to life. We are grateful to the loyal fans of Underground and our partners at Sony Pictures Television. It is our hope that this remarkable show finds another home and continues its stories of courage, determination and freedom. John Legend, one of the show’s producers, said, “WGN America has been bought and is going a different direction strategically. We will find a new home for #Underground! Content wins. We’re not reliant on a particular network to make great content. We’re so proud of our show and the audience that supported!” John also threw a little shade at the buyers of WGN, Sinclair Broadcasting. Read more here.

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