CBS is adding two more shows to its list of cancellations.
In the wake of the abrupt cancellation (then un-cancellation) of the action drama S.W.A.T., CBS has announced that it is canceling two more shows: East New York and True Lies. Both East New York and True Lies aired on CBS for one season. Variety reports The decision to cancel both shows arrived after conversations with Warner Bros. over cast members not getting pay increases going into the second season didn’t pan out.
Created by William Finkelstein and Mike Flynn, East New York starred Amanda Warren as deputy inspector Regina Haywood, the newly promoted boss of the 74th Precinct in East New York, a working-class neighborhood on the edge of Brooklyn in the midst of social upheaval and the early seeds of gentrification.
“With family ties to the area, Haywood is determined to deploy creative methods to protect her beloved community with the help of her officers and detectives,” the synopsis reads. “But first, she has the daunting task of getting them on board, as some are skeptical of her promotion, and others resist the changes she is desperate to make.”
Aside from Warren, East New York also starred Jimmy Smits as John Suarez, Ruben Santiago-Hudson as Marvin Sandeford, Kevin Rankin as Tommy Killian, Richard Kind as Stan Yenko, Elizabeth Rodriguez as Crystal Morales, Lavel Schley as Andre Bentley and Olivia Luccardi as Brandy Quinlan.
Finkelstein and Flynn executive produced East New York alongside Michael M. Robin, Christine Holder and Mark Holder. Andrew Maher is a co-executive producer. The final episode of East New York will air on Sunday, May 14.
Created by Matt Nix, True Lies is an adaptation of the 1994 film of the same name directed by James Cameron and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis. The reboot follows Harry (Steve Howey), an international spy for U.S. intelligence agency Omega Sector, and his wife, Helen (Ginger Gonzaga), a language professor bored with her daily routine, who makes the shocking discovery that her seemingly ordinary husband is leading an extraordinary double life.
“With the secret out, Omega recruits Helen, who impresses everyone with her formidable skills (thanks to Tae Bo and yoga), and she joins Harry and his team of top-notch operatives, embarking on covert missions around the globe and an exhilarating life of danger and adventure,” the synopsis reads. “The renewed bond between them adds much-needed sizzle to the Taskers’ emotionally distant marriage and upends the top-secret world of Omega Sector. But, as Harry says, if you’re going to save the world, you might as well do it for the ones you love.”
Aside from Nix, True Lies was executive produced by Cameron, Rae Sanchini, McG, Mary Viola, Corey Marsh, Josh Levy and Anthony Hemingway. The series finale of True Lies will air on Wednesday, May 17.