'King & Maxwell' have closed their last case.
Word came down from the TNT brass today that there will be no second season for the under-performing action-procedural. The series opened with 3.5 million viewers and held on to most of them throughout a ten-episode premiere season, however those numbers were not enough to entice TNT into another helping.
Starring Jon Tenny ('Major Crimes,' 'The Closer') as Sean King and Rebecca Romijn ('NTSF:SD:SUV,' 'Eastwick,' 'Ugly Betty') as Michelle Maxwell, the series was based on popular novel characters by writer David Baldacci. The TNT description reads: "Sean King and Michelle Maxwell aren't your typical pair of private investigators. Both are former Secret Service agents, and their unique skill set (not to mention their razor-sharp chemistry) often gives them a leg up on both suspects and conventional law enforcement."
'King & Maxwell's timeslot directly followed Tenny's other series, 'Major Crimes.' 'Crimes' consistently brought in over 5 million viewers, so the fact that millions of viewers were lost once 'King & Maxwell' began likely had a lot to do with TNT's lack of confidence in the series.
Now that the axe has fallen on 'King & Maxell,' the only TNT series remaining in limbo is 'Franklin & Bash.' 'Bash' recently concluded their third season and has far more of a built-in fanbase than 'King & Maxwell,' however three seasons could very well be as much life as legal dramedy has in it.
Earlier this year TNT renewed 'Rizzoli & Isles,' 'Major Crimes,' 'Perception' and 'Falling Skies,' although there will be a change of showrunner on 'Rizzoli & Isles' during the off-season.