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NBC Cancels GLBT Inclusive Show “Midnight Texas”

NBC has coldly shoved a stake into the heart of the GLBT friendly supernatural drama “Midnight, Texas.

A Universal Television, “Midnight, Texas” revolves around supernatural activity in a fictional Texas town. It was based on the book series by “True Blood” author Charlaine Harris.

The series bowed in 2017 and is set to wrap its nine-episode second season on Dec. 28.

When the first season premiered on Tuesdays in July 2017 with 3.6 million viewers, it became NBC’s No. 1 drama in the key 18-49 demographic.

When moved to a Friday timeslot, one of the worst days of the week for television viewing, the second season has seen ratings hover around 2 million viewers, though the Dec. 21 airing pulled in a season high of 2.6 million viewers that will grow with delayed viewing factored in.

Midnight Texas’ story revolves around gypsy psychic Manfred Bernardo who is told by the ghost of his grandmother to seek out refuge in the town of Midnight There, he finds a community that can help him. Full of diverse characters both straight and LGBT—including a vampire, a witch, a fallen angel, a half-demon and a werecreature—Midnight faces numerous threats from the outside world as it welcomes the newcomer and they all become family.

According to Deadline.com, “Midnight, Texas” is reportedly being shopped to other networks by Universal Television.

Hulu currently has the streaming rights and Netflix has since purchased Albuquerque Studio.

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