'Rubicon' falls victim to zombies at AMC
AMC announced Thursday it would not renew its conspiracy thriller "Rubicon" for a second season.
The series is about an analyst at an intelligence analyst NYC-based think tank who begins to suspect he's actually working for members of a secret society that's manipulating world events.
When it officially premiered on Aug. 1, 2010, AMC bragged the unveiling had set a record as the most watched debut of an AMC original. Over its 13 episodes, the show averaged about 1.6 million viewers. BUt more than half of those fans were 50 years old, or older. The network targets 18-to-49-year-olds.
Thursday, AMC issued the following explanation-ish about its decision to whack the show:
"'Rubicon' gave us an opportunity to tell a rich and compelling story, and we're proud of the series.This was not an easy decision, but we are grateful to have had the opportunity to work with such a phenomenally talented and dedicated team."
Translation: "Did you SEE our 'The Walking Dead' numbers?!"
Here's a behind-the-scenes look at the "Rubicon" series finale:
Lisa de Moraes
| November 11, 2010; 2:56 PM ET
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