BBC cancels Survivors

News Simon Brew
13 Apr 2010 - 21:31

There’s going to be no series three for the new take on Survivors, as the BBC confirms that it’s cancelling the show…

The BBC's revival of Terry Nation's 1970s classic Survivors has been axed after two series, it's now been confirmed.

The news comes in the wake of lower ratings for the second series of the show, which was screened earlier this year. And while there were initially hopes that a third series would be commissioned, the BBC has now formally nixed any hopes of that.

A BBC spokeperson said, "The BBC is committed to making a broad range of varied and ambitious drama, but in order to achieve this we do have to move on from some pieces in order to allow new work to come through. After two series Survivors will not be returning."

Throw in the less surprising news that the BBC has apparently decided Paradox isn't coming back for a second series (not that, er, we were exactly demanding it too), and the science fiction output of BBC One now seems to be relying once more on a man in a blue box...

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