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NBC Cancels ‘Aquarius’ After Two Seasons

Cancellation Frees David Duchovny Up for New Potential Installments of 'The X-Factor' on Fox

NBC has opted against a third season of David Duchovny crime solver “Aquarius.” Debuting on May 28, 2015, “Aquarius” began in 1967 and featured Duchovny as a Los Angeles police officer on the trail of Charles Manson. The first season was released via streaming video in its entirety following its premiere. NBC put all 12 episodes online for four weeks after its series debut, but it failed to help generate any buzz.

NBC also gave “Aquarius” an ad-free two-hour debut on Thursday, June 16, but only 2.84 million viewers tuned in and the crime drama was eventually moved to Saturday to burn off the remainder of its episodes.

The cancellation of “Aquarius” free ups Duchovny for new installments of “The X-Files if Fox chooses to continue the revival.

Written by Marc Berman

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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