‘Mob City’ Won’t Get Second Season at TNT

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A second season for “Mob City,” Frank Darabont’s ambitious L.A. noir drama, has been whacked by TNT, sources confirm.

News arrives after the event series, which starred Jon Bernthal, Milo Ventimiglia, Jeremy Luke and Neal McDonough, saw a weak launch in December, drawing a modest audience during its three-week run on TNT. Show centered on the battle between Los Angeles Police Chief William Parker and mob kingpin Mickey Cohen, and was based on John Buntin’s book “L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America’s Most Seductive City.”

While billed as an event series by TNT, Darabont stated during an interview with Variety that a renewal of “Mob City” for a second season was something he and the creatives hoped for, but knew it hinged on the ratings success of the drama’s condensed December run. “Mob City” aired its finale on Dec. 18, with less than 1.5 million tuning into the broadcast.

“‘Mob City’ was created as a three-week television event and we are incredibly proud of the six hours we presented of this remarkable drama,” said a TNT spokesperson. “Although the ratings of the limited series haven’t warranted more hours we are eager to work with Frank Darabont again and were delighted to bring the vibrant world of Mob City to life.”

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  1. Mr. Cherry says:

    Worst news ever!!!! I have to be honest and say this is by far one of the best shows I have ever seen and just because people don’t tune in the day it airs doesn’t mean they aren’t watching. I loved this show and sincerely hope either tnt or some other network renew it.

  2. Traci Hulback says:

    Bad news! We just watched the series this week and thought it was great. Was really hoping for a second season. Hope another network picks it up or it is rerun and gets better ratings. December doesn’t seem like a great time to premier Mafia related programming.

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