SIRENS Cancelled After Two Seasons
April 22, 2015 by Mike McNamara
USA Network has opted not to go forward with a third season of paramedic comedy series SIRENS, filmed entirely in Chicago, from Fox 21 TV Studios, Denis Leary and Bob Fisher.
While the show earned critical praise - even more so for season two - ratings and audience slipped in the second season, from a season one 0.4 average rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.13 million viewers down to 0.3 in that all-important demographic with an average of 740,000 viewers in season two.
"This is, of course, a bummer. Everything is temporary though, and this show was a blast to work on for as long as it did last," said Maura Kidwell, the talented Chicago actress who played "Stats" in the series. "You couldn't find a funnier, kinder, more hard-working crew. I'm so grateful for the experience."
As Maura said, everything is temporary. While this might be a bit of a setback for the Chicago TV scene, the fact of the matter is EMPIRE broke records left and right and is back at Cinespace next month, and CHICAGO FIRE and CHICAGO PD are riding high heading into their fourth and third seasons, respectively. Meanwhile, we have several pilots filming around town, we'll see those shake out... and the prospects for that CHICAGO MED spinoff are the best they've ever been. Hoping to have more news on that end in the near future... as always, I'll keep you posted!
SIRENS follows the lives of EMT’s who work for the Eminent Ambulance Company in Chicago. They’re great at saving people’s lives but terrible at running their own. Enjoy two seasons of SIRENS online at http://www.usanetwork.com/sirens
Mike McNamara is the Co-Founder of The Midwest Independent Film Festival, www.midwestfilm.org. Mike pays his rent as an actor in Chicago in theatre, commercials, television and film. More from Mac at www.findmac.com.