Fox has pulled the plug on its crime drama series Rosewood, with stars Morris Chestnut and Jaina Lee Ortiz announcing on their social media channels that the show has been cancelled.
“I am very grateful about the part that everyone took in Rosewood’s journey, because everyone was truly an integral part; the writers who crafted great story-lines, the actors who brought these stories to life, the production crew who sustained the show’s infrastructure, and the terrific fans who embraced this phenomenon and became just as much a part of Rosewood as anyone else,” said Chesnut.
“Today is a special day. Today I say goodbye to my very first show, Rosewood,” added Ortiz. “I say goodbye to Detective Annalise Villa. Damn, I’m gonna miss that woman.To my partner in crime/the guy who mentored me and showed me the ropes on set. The beautiful Morris Chestnut, and when I say beautiful, I mean his HEART, his SOUL. He is the most selfless person I think I’ve ever met.”
The series initially enjoyed solid ratings airing on Wednesday’s as a lead-in to Empire, but struggled to maintain its numbers after being moved to Thursdays and then Fridays, with the second season finishing up down 40% in viewers from the first.