Editor: This news hits us like a ton of bricks. All the loyal fans of this series are at a loss why the general viewing public didn’t get into it like we did.
By Karla Peterson / SignOnSanDiego / December 6, 2010 at 10:23 a.m.
In a blow to the local TV-production economy and TV viewing everywhere, the FX network has canceled the locally filmed series “Terriers” after just one season.
The shaggy-dog detective series, which was set in Ocean Beach and shot all over San Diego county, was canceled due to criminally low ratings. In spite of terrific performances from Donal Logue and Michael Raymond-James, enthusiastic support from critics and a devoted cult following, “Terriers” averaged about 500,000 viewers per episode, which is low even by cable standards. (The recent “Sons of Anarchy” finale on FX drew 3.6 million viewers.)
This is particularly sad news for the local film- and TV-production community. The show was the first non-reality series to shoot in San Diego since the short-lived CBS dramedy “The Ex-List” was canceled two years ago after just a few episodes. The “Terriers” crew employed 100 locals, not including actors and extras. The San Diego Film Commission estimates that the production added about $20 million to the local economy during the 13 episodes that were shot here.
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