Grim news for fans of Zoo, as it's been confirmed that the third season will be the show's last...
Hot on the heels of welcome news that both Salvation and Star Trek: Discovery have been renewed over at CBS comes some rather more disappointing information from the network: they've chosen to cancel one of their previously more successful shows, Zoo, after three seasons.
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Zoo had a kind of weird, but incredibly beneficial, deal with both CBS and Netflix, where the crew were able to keep hold of a pretty high budget for a summer show in exchange for agreeing to release seasons to the streaming giant just after they finished airing, but it appears it wasn't enough to save the series when the ratings slipped from an average of 4.45 million viewers during the second season to 2.65 million viewers during the third.
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James Wolk starred as zoologist Jackson Oz, who headed up a team charged with investigating a mysterious surge in violent animal attacks on people across the globe. (Hey, we said it was “high-concept.”) Game of Thrones veteran Nonso Anozie co-starred as safari guide Abraham Kenyatta, with Revolution‘s Billy Burke as veterinary pathologist Dr. Mitch Morgan and House of Cards‘ Kristen Connolly playing journalist Jamie Campbell.
The network has opted to cancel the summer scripted drama series starring James Wolk after three seasons.
Produced in-house at CBS Television Studios, the show was based on the best-seller by author/executive producer James Patterson about a wave of violent animal attacks against humans. Zoo was one of the network's pricey scripted series that used the business model created by Under the Dome where Netflix signed a deal with CBS Television Studios to stream the show after its seasons were completed. The model created the ability to do expensive scripted series in the typically little-watched...
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In “The Barrier” (CBS, Thursday at 10/9c), the team races to stop the hybrids from breaching the barrier wall that keeps a good chunk of the country safe by shutting down the last beacon that draws them in.
In the clip above — which also manages to explain how these ominous towers were surreptitiously erected in the first place!
As the penultimate episode of Zoo Season 3 drew to a close, Jackson finally got the face-to-face with his villainous sister that he wanted. But after non-fatally peppering her with bullets from a big gun, at close range, Abigail failed to “Stop… talking” as (we all) requested and instead continued on with her Villain Speech/Evil Gloating.
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As she did so, you had to wonder what she was building up to,
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In the above sneak peek from the episode “Oz Is Oz” (airing Thursday at 10/9c), Jackson (played by James Wolk) needs to procure some spinal fluid from the captured creature, and he is fully prepared to go mano-a-whatever to obtain it. Dariela meanwhile is ready to offer cover fire if things get out of hand. But will they? Press play above to see how Jackson’s mission plays out.
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According to THR.com, the Lone Star alum has been cast as Hope Jacquinot, an old friend of Sylvie Brett’s — a playful “girl-next-door” type who has escaped her tiny Indiana hometown to brave big, bad Chicago.
In addition to her run as one of James Wolk’s wives on the gone-too-soon Lone Star, Mumford’s previous TV credits include The River and Starz’s Crash.
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... have a sudden Glee reunion with Jonathan Groff & Lea Michele in NYC?
... school Matt McGorry on how to beach?
... read with Kathleen Turner, Rosie, and Broadway's delicious Max von Essen?
... stand for a good cause (Casting Directors Union) with Cheyenne Jackson?
... do a reverse Xanadu and becoming one with murals alongside Harry Shum Jr?
... take a singing road trip with Garrett Dillahunt?
... dream of tapdance lessons with Hillary Swank?
... make babies laugh for no reason with James Wolk?
... or talk to Virginia Madsen on a 16th century contraption. Something called a "landline"?
Pictures are after the jump to help you make this difficult choice...
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