Updated: Survivors Axed By BBC

The Survivors outlived deadly viruses, defeated violent gangs and escaped labour camps but they won't be getting a third season, a source claims.

Total Sci-Fi, a small but reputable fan site, announced the show's cancellation this morning. And though there's no official word from Auntie (see below for update) we wouldn't be surprised if it's true. Despite its ambitious storylines BBC's Survivors failed to attract decent audience figures to its second season, which aired earlier this year. Ratings dropped from an average of 5.9 million to its debut series to just 4.5 million to its swine-flu delayed second season opener--and things got gradually worse from there. The once-popular TV remake, which starred Julie Graham and Zoe Tapper, exited on a cliff-hanger inevitably leaving fans wanting more. But, alas, it looks likely that the show won't be living up to its name.

UPDATE: A BBC spokesperson has since confirmed that the channel has decided not to renew Survivors for a third season.

Read the full Total Sci-Fi story for more.

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like the other three very sad to see it end and yes it seams to be following true to bbc's nature they never finish what they start alwas give good shows then cancell them for no good reason Hay BBC havn't you heard rating on regular tv and cable no-longer hold therir weight People Real people that is injoy DVD's or NETFLIX where they can watch at their own leazure and speed F cable tv and satalite tv companies who charge way too much then expect you to sit and watch your show at their specified time and day
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We found this show on Netflix too and liked it and had a marathon watching experience with both seasons in about two days. The last episode from the second season was not up to par. They had already checked out I guess. What is with the Brits and their shows how they don't last long and or the actors bail the shows? Fortunately we only spent two days on this one and will move on to something else but this had a great premise and the characters were interesting. If that kid bolted into danger one more time I was going to scream. The killer was to see Tom on the plane and you just wanted to know what he was going to do. When it is so hard to get a show off the ground and hard to get folks interested and then it just isn't enough for some reason? They dump shows much too early. Why they can't take a good show and improve on it instead is mind bottling! Just another example of BBC and how fickle it is and how you really ought not get too stuck on any of their shows since it is rare they can last and improve much. They continually like to waste money and go back to the drawing board much too soon. No wonder they can't afford to keep actors on these shows.
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Well, this is a disappointment to read. I've only been watching the show for the last week on Netflix streaming, and of this genre of show (surviving the 'end of the world as we know it and living on', was loving it. Maybe because of the "Brit" of it too, I just found it compelling enough to watch back to back episodes (and I've of late been down on tv) . . . I'll finish series 2 with sadness. I really hate the way tv works out sometimes.
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As an American I LOVED watching Survivors on BBC America... I am beyond sad to not even get a 1 hour finale :(
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