Lucy Hale’s Life Sentence canceled at The CW
Lucy Hale (Pretty Little Liars, Truth or Dare) has confirmed that her drama series, Life Sentence, has been canceled at The CW. The season one finale, now serving as the series finale, is slated to air on Friday, June 15.
Hale left a message on Twitter discussing the cancellation of the series and her feelings about the show:
“Just got the sad news that Life Sentence will not be coming back for a second season. I was emotionally attached to this story and to everyone involved so I’m a little shell-shocked right now, but I feel fortunate that we got to tell a really beautiful story. Sometimes things don’t resonate with the audience and shows just don’t work, but I’m so proud of what we accomplished & for the experience I had. Life Sentence was a show that a lot of us needed and I am beyond grateful for those who gave our show a chance. Somewhere in the universe the Abbotts will continue their dysfunctional lives & Stella will continue to be a manic pixie dream girl. That chapter is closing before I want it to, but taking this as a life lesson. Things don’t always work out in our favor & it’s up to us what we do with it. It’s been a helluva last year for me and I want to give a huge thank you to the support I’ve been shown! Love love love to all of you. We created something important and pure an no cancellation can take that away.”
Life Sentence follows Stella Abbott (Hale), a young woman dying of cancer who learns that she’s cured and must now face the reality of all the problems her family hid from her during her illness. The cast also includes Elliot Knight (American Gothic), Dylan Walsh (Unforgettable, Nip/Tuck), Gillian Vigman (New Girl), Brooke Lyons (iZombie), Carlos PenaVega (Grease: Live), and Jayson Blair (Young & Hungry). The show — from creators Erin Cardillo and Richard Keith (Significant Mother) and executive producer Bill Lawrence (Cougar Town) — premiered on Wednesday, March 7, before being bumped to Friday nights in late April.
Life Sentence is currently averaging fewer than 500,000 total viewers along with a 0.15 demo rating.