THE 4400 and THE DEAD ZONE cancelled

THE 4400 - Patrick Flueger as Shawn Farrell, Joel Gretsch as Tom Baldwin, and Chad Faust as Kyle Baldwin in “The Great Leap Forward”

The Ausiello Report announced that USA Network cancelled THE 4400 and THE DEAD ZONE. This means that the last episode we saw of each show is actually the final episode of the series.

This is probably the most upsetting news this week. In addition to the cancellation of Journeyman, now they take away The 4400 (I don’t watch The Dead Zone). I was so looking forward to next season of The 4400 after the intense finale this September (you can read my thoughts on The 4400 finale here). This really comes out of the blue, I thought for sure we were getting a new season, plus with everybody getting new powers and promicin everywhere, I was expecting for the fifth season to be one of the best.

The 4400 grew and got better and better every season. It’s so sad that it had to be cancelled without a proper ending. I can only hope for some sort of a resolution in the shape of a miniseries or one final episode. But let’s face it though, how often did this happen?

Executive Producer Scott Peters made the announcement in The 4400 message boards. You can read his post below.

To all the wonderful fans of The 4400

It’s with great sadness that I pass along to you the information I’ve just received — The 4400 has been cancelled. We’ve had a great time bringing you this story and submersing you in the lives of all these incredible characters. Thank you especially to the folks on the board here whose tireless devotion to the show is nothing short of remarkable. Shout out to Bubba, by the way! I love your posts, man.

I just spoke to Joel and we had a great talk about what we all accomplished and how much we’ll miss our family that is our crew and our cast… and our fans. But at least we got to go out with a bang! I had an awesome time directing the last episode. I think I got to make almost every single cast member cry (on camera). How much fun was that?!

So let me raise my metaphorical glass to you all and thank you for being so loyal and so dedicated. I wish we could go on forever, but the party has come to an end. Be well and on behalf of all of us at The 4400 — thank you, it’s been a pleasure.

Scott Peters
Creator / Executive Producer
The 4400