FOX’s live stream survival series Utopia has failed to live to the show’s “one year” challenge it promoted.
Utopia stranded a group of strangers in a remote California location to build a more perfect society and they had a year to make it happen. Beginning in September with the show’s two hour premiere event, the series lasted only a mere two months before Fox execs decided to pull the plug.
Drawing only an initial 4.6 million viewers to see what it was about, the show had already fell 46 percent by the second episode. And this past Friday had only retained only a 1.6 million viewer rating.
The show was so very severely cancelled on Sunday that last Fridays airing was the last one at episode 66. With no conclusion or final word from the cast, no doubt some cast mates are feeling a little lost.
Returning to the real world incredibly ahead of schedule, the series’ main 15 cast members are currently being helped to move on and being given career counseling to find them opportunities to find themselves work. Executive producer Jon Kroll broke the news for the shows’ cancellation and tweeted this message for Utopia’s remaining followers:
We are currently working with our 300 staff to help them move on to new employment. I will get back to you soon. but streams are done.
— Jon Kroll (@hippykid) November 2, 2014
With there is no current word if there will be any commentary scheduled for the cast, Fox has already moved on to replace Utopia’s timeslot with encore episodes of Masterchef Junior.