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Amazon Cancels Drama ‘The Last Tycoon’

Nine Episodes in Total Aired

Amazon has opted against a second of F. Scott Fitzgerald drama “The Last Tycoon.” Debuting on June 16, “The Last Tycoon” starred Kelsey Grammer, Matt Bomer, and Jennifer Beals, and followed the power struggle between Bomer’s wunderkind studio executive Monroe Stahr and his boss, Grammer’s studio head Pat Brady, in 1930s Hollywood.  Nine episodes in total aired and the now series finale was on July 28.

Just a few days earlier, Amazon Studios scrapped plans for a second season of 
 another Fitzgerald drama, “Z: The Beginning of Everything,” starring Christina Ricci.

These cancellations follow the axing of several other shows that lasted only one season at Amazon Studios, including “Good Girls Revolt” and “Mad Dogs.”

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US ( Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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