NBC cancels 'The Event' and 'Law & Order: L.A.' | EW.com

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NBC cancels 'The Event' and 'Law & Order: L.A.'

I’ll tell you what The Event is not: A second season renewal.

NBC is passing on picking up its sci-fi action-drama for another round.

Though the series about aliens covertly living among us started strongly for the network, it faded gradually in the ratings and, after its winter hiatus, fell below the line. Event averaged 7.4 million viewers and a 2.5 adults 18-49 rating once you add in DVR use, which just wasn’t enough for a costly and serialized show. On the other hand, Chuck just got a pickup.

Meanwhile, Dick Wolf’s attempt to move his franchise to the City of Angels failed, too: NBC has dropped Law & Order: Los Angeles. The show was hastily reworked midseason but the ratings continued to fall. 

Also: India-set comedy Outsourced is getting the ax. The show has been trying to prop up NBC’s 10 p.m. hour on Thursday nights.

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