After months of speculation on the matter, the USA Network has officially cancelled two genre dramas, The 4400 and Dead Zone. Rumors have been lively that these two shows would but cut out of the schedule but the WGA strike gave the fans some optimism that the shows would be saved, even perhaps moving to the parent network NBC.
Unfortunately, that doesn't seem to be the case with either show. Dead Zone lasted for six seasons while 4400 lasted for four seasons. Both shows were aired as a sci-fi-themed block on Sunday nights for the network.
4400's Creator Scott Peters was the first to break the cancellation news on the show's official messageboard..
"We've had a great time bringing you this story and submersing you in the lives of all these incredible characters," he wrote. "I wish we could go on forever, but the party has come to an end."
USA Network had this to say on the two cancellations.
"We wish we could keep all our great shows alive forever," said Jeff Wachtel, executive vp original programming at USA. "But we feel we need to give some of our new shows a platform to grow, and it's with great sadness that we say goodbye to two shows that had a great run and helped create the resurgence of original programming on our network and on all of cable."After months of speculation, USA has officially canceled veteran sci-fi dramas "The Dead Zone" and "The 4400.