CBS has cancelled the drama Scorpion after four seasons. The 4th season ended last month with 5.1 million viewers and a series low 0.7 rating in the 18-49 key demo.
The show co-starred American Idol season 5 runner-up Katharine McPhee, who is currently playing the lead role in Broadway’s hit musical Waitress. Additionally the show featured Elyes Gabel, Robert Patrick, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Jadyn Wong and Ari Stidham.
On social media, Katharine thanked fans, “Thank you so much to @CBS for this journey, to my awesome cast mates and crew whom I learned from every day,” Katharine wrote, “and to all the wonderful @ScorpionCBS fans for being so passionate about what we created. we’ll always be a family.”
thank you so much to @CBS for this journey, to my awesome cast mates and crew whom I learned from every day and to all the wonderful @ScorpionCBS fans for being so passionate about what we created. we’ll always be a family. #TeamScorpion pic.twitter.com/ylAMMakQbT
— Kat McPhee (@katharinemcphee) May 12, 2018
The network waited until the last possible moment to make a decision. News of Scorpion’s cancellation broke Saturday morning ahead of next week’s network advertiser upfront presentations in New York City. Loosely based on the life of computer wiz Walter O’Brien, Scorpion premiered in 2014.
Sadly for fans, the show did not receive a proper series finale. A fan posted on Twitter, “Scorpion ended after 4 seasons with team Scorpion split in two and with Paige (Katharine McPhee’s character) and Walter not together. And the worst thing is that writers wrote those twists in the finale.”