Charlaine Harris’ supernatural series on NBC, Midnight, Texas, has just been given the axe. NBC confirmed late Friday that the supernatural drama based on Harris’ novels will not return for a third season — at least not on NBC.
The 9-episode sophomore run launched in October to tepid ratings, a likely consequence of the long delay between seasons as well as the show’s move to Fridays-at-9 (vs. Mondays-at-10 in Season 1). The opener drew 1.9 million viewers and a 0.4 rating, well below its freshman average (3 mil/0.7) and marking series lows. To its credit, Midnight has maintained those numbers throughout the season, with last week’s seventh episode (its first in the earlier 8 pm perch) actually climbing to a season-high 2.4 million viewers.