Political Animals will not return for a second season, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
The six-episode series, starring Sigourney Weaver and Carla Gugino, was originally conceived as a miniseries, but producer Greg Berlanti and some of the show's stars hinted that it might be picked up for a second season if the initial run drew enough viewers. The show premiered to 3.8 million total viewers and averaged a modest 3.2 million viewers for the six weeks it was on the air.
"We are proud of Political Animals, our miniseries that attracted critical acclaim and impacted the cultural conversation this summer," the network said in a statement. "We marketed [it] as a limited series event, so we're leaving as originally intended."
This is the third series USA has canceled this week, following Common Law and Fairly Legal.
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