Major Crimes is the latest high-profile cancellation, despite TNT’s best efforts to play it down with a ‘final season’ announcement.
Taking to Facebook, creator James Duff made it clear that it was (as is almost always the case) the network’s decision to pull the plug on the series:
I’m directing the finale of Major Crimes, so I can’t really answer all the questions that are being asked today about why Major Crimes was cancelled before we ran our sixth season. But I do want you to know that it was not at all my idea, nor did I want to leave the show. The actors, the writers, the producers and our talented crew would have held on as long as we were relevant. I am extraordinarily thankful to our viewers, who followed us to four different time slots in the last eighteen months, and who make up a very large part of what we call the community of the show. Without the loyalty of our audience, Major Crimes would have been gone much sooner. We’ll have a chance to talk about what happened in the near future. Meanwhile, we are determined to give you the best season we can. So sorry I couldn’t stop this moment from happening.
Are you with Duff, should Major Crimes have been given a shot at Season 7, or was the timing right? Hoping for a revival elsewhere?