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‘The Big Leap’ Canceled After One Season

Last updated: March 11, 2022

The Big Leap has unfortunately fallen flat. Fox has cancelled the dance show-within-a-dramedy after one season.

Averaging just over 2 million total viewers and a 0.4 demo rating, The Big Leap placed last among all scripted Fox shows this season in the demo, while drawing the third-smallest audience of that pack. And among all of broadcast-TV’s drama launches this season, it drew the smallest audience and the second-worst demo rating.

The Big Leap told the story of a So You Think You Can Dance-like reality show, executive-produced by Nick (played by Scott Foley), that recruited everyday people to perform in a revamped version of Swan Lake. In the Season 1 — and now series — finale, the troupe put on a live show and Nick wondered whether his fictional network bosses would renew the series for Season 2. Unfortunately, Nick has received his answer.

The series filmed in Chicago last summer, beginning in July. Click here for details of the production and key cast and crew, led by Piper Perabo and the aforementioned Scott Foley.

Plenty of Good News for Chicago in 2022 So Far

Despite this unfortunate series cancellation, there is plenty of good news for the Chicago and Illinois production community, here are just a few of the exciting headlines so far this year…

Despite Executive Producer 50 Cent’s threats about pulling his shows off STARZ earlier this month, it’s been announced that the latest installment in the Power universe, Power Book IV: Force, was renewed for a second season.

Justified: City Primeval received its greenlight from FX earlier this year, and SCREEN was first to report this series will be shooting in Chicago. Timothy Olyphant will be reprising his role as U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens for the limited series, and the inimitable Quentin Tarantino is currently in negotations to direct multiple episodes.

The comedy series Somebody Somewhere, led by Bridget Everett and executive produced by Mark and Jay Duplass, has received a second season order from HBO and is expected to begin filming this May.

Check back here at SCREEN for updates on these new series and more in the weeks ahead. You can also click right here to subscribe to our weekly email newsletter.

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