AceShowbiz - Networks are starting to lower their ax and two shows are put on the chopping block this week. TNT has decided to put the brake on "Raising the Bar" after a low-rating season 2 while over at CBS, "Three Rivers" is getting canceled after only one season.
"Everyone at TNT had a great experience working on 'Raising the Bar' with Steven Bochco and the rest of the show's terrific cast and crew," TNT execs said in a statement. "We're proud of the series and appreciate the efforts of all of the creative people who were involved. Unfortunately, ratings for 'Raising the Bar's' second season did not reach the levels required for TNT to renew the series."
The cop drama, that delivered strong numbers in the first season, is the first to suffer the cable's casualty. TNT is slated to make a decision for another bubble series "Dark Blue".
Meanwhile, medical drama "Three Rivers" is not getting the official shut down yet but CBS announced that it is yanked out of the Sunday night slot and production will be completed after the first 13 episodes order. In place of the series, there will be repeats of another drama with "Miami Trauma" expected to enter in midseason.