Midnight, Texas and Marlon Canceled at NBC

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For those who thought Midnight, Texas Season 2 Episode 9 would be the season finale, we have bad news for you:

NBC has canceled Midnight, Texas after two seasons, and next Friday's installment will now serve as the series finale. 

The network also canceled summer comedy Marlon after two seasons, per Deadline.  

A Sick Relationship - Midnight, Texas Season 2 Episode 8

Launching in summer 2017 to mixed reviews, Midnight, Texas Season 1 performed well enough in the ratings to earn a second season. 

It averaged 3 million total viewers and a 0.7 rating among adults 18-49. Midnight, Texas Season 2 launched over a year after the first season concluded, and was shunned to Friday nights. 

Related: Midnight Texas Season 2 Episode 8 Review: Patience is a Virtue

The ratings are down almost 50 percent to just a 0.4 rating, but we need to remember here that ratings as a whole are lower on Fridays. 

The big delay between seasons, moving from the lower-rated summer months, and the Friday move are likely to blame for the erosion in the ratings. 

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That said, the show did get a jolt of life last week when it moved one hour earlier, but NBC had probably already made the decision to let the series go. 

While the series is over at NBC, the show is being shopped around, so there is a glimmer of hope that it could be saved by streaming or cable destination. 

Midnight, Texas, focuses on a small remote town where nothing is what it seems. With werewolves, vampires, witches and other mystical beings, it is a town where being a human being is not the norm. 

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The cast includes Francois Arnaud, Dylan Bruce, Parisa Fitz-Henley, Arielle Kebbel, Jason Lewis and Peter Mensah.

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As for comedy series, Marlon, it got off to a solid start last year and went on to average a 1.1 rating, but it collapsed when it returned for Season 2 earlier this year, averaging a mere 0.6 rating. 

The cast included Marlon Wayans, Essence Atkins, Bresha Webb, Diallo Riddle, Notlim Taylor, and Amir O’Neil.

Okay, TV Fanatics. 

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Remember you can watch Midnight, Texas online right here via TV Fanatic. 

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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Midnight, Texas Quotes

Olivia: Fiji, why aren't you jumping already?
Fiji: That's not what I was thinking. I was admiring his cooking techniques. And don't make that dirty.

Xylda: You'll be safe in Midnight.
Manfred: That would mean a whole lot more coming from someone who wasn't dead.