‘Queens’ Canceled By ABC After One Season

‘Queens’ Canceled By ABC After One Season
‘Queens’ Canceled By ABC After One Season (Image: Screenshot/YouTube/Queens)

The series, starring Brandy, Naturi Naughton, Eve, and Nadine Velasquez, was one of the most popular pilots of the previous season and carried a great deal of anticipation into the fall.

It had a satisfactory debut appearance in October, earning a 0.4 demo rating and 1.78 million viewers in Live+Same Day viewing. Throughout the season, however, Queens, which broadcasted on Tuesdays at 10:00 p.m., was frequently outperformed by competitor programming, Deadline reported.

Throughout its run, Queens had to endure the exit of one of its stars, Eve, who took a break after unveiling her pregnancy. This may have contributed to the show’s poor ratings results. In January, Queens creator Zahir McGhee discussed Eve’s possible return with Deadline.

In Queens, created by McGhee and directed by Tim Story, four women in their forties — Naomi (Brandy), Jill (Naughton), Brianna (Eve), and Valeria (Velazquez) — reunite for a chance to recapture their fame and regain the swagger that made them hip-hop legends in the ’90s.

The cancellation comes approximately three months after the February finale of Season 1.  At the conclusion of the series, Brandy pondered the possibilities of a sophomore season.

“I know I would love to see more performances, more rapping, and more stage stuff if there is a Season 2. We didn’t really get a chance to do a lot of the stage performances that I wanted to do this year,” she said. “I hope we get to tell more great stories and have a lot more entertainment in terms of the group. Fingers crossed.”


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