WE TV Cancels Drama ‘The Divide’ After One Season

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WE TV has pulled the plug on “The Divide,” its first foray into scripted drama series, after one season.

Series revolved around a lawyer’s efforts to prove a death-row inmate was wrongfully convicted. The show was produced in-house by We and hailed from feature vet Richard LaGravenese and “Scandal” star Tony Goldwyn, who wrote and directed the pilot, respectively. John Tinker served as showrunner and exec produced with LaGravenese and Goldwyn.

“We are extremely proud of ‘The Divide’ and grateful to its brilliant creators, Richard LaGravenese and Tony Goldwyn, and an amazing cast and crew, for bringing this story to life as WE tv’s first scripted series,” the cabler said in a statement.

“The Divide” had an eight-episode run that began in July. WE execs have said expanding into scripted is a priority for the channel, which has undergone a brand makeover during the past year under the leadership of prexy-g.m. Marc Juris.

The AMC Networks’ cabler is going the genre route for its second original drama series, supernatural thriller “South of Hell” starring Mena Suvari.

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  1. Barbara Luper says:

    The Divide was one of the better shows on tv. I am so disappointed. I was looling forward to the next show.

  2. L Burgess says:

    My husband and I are very disappointed in your decision to discontinue “The Divide.” We were looking forward to the new season, what a let-down.
    All of the actors were superb, all of that for just one season, wow. So many, lousy and silly shows, with mediocre-terrible actors were renewed. Very sorry.

  3. Jennifer says:

    So disappointing! That was one of the best shows on TV right now. If it were on a major network, I think it might get the viewers it deserves. The season (series?) finale just blew me away.

  4. L Cheves says:

    I loved the show too great storyline…
    I agree ABC should definitely pick up this show!!!!

  5. I loved the show and thought for sure it would be renewed for a second season.

  6. David says:

    Damn! I love that show

  7. AJ says:

    Tony Goldwyn should ask Shonda Rhimes to join Thr Divide as Exec Producer; ABC would pick it up immediately. The show was riveting drama; I loved it.

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