TNT has decided to pull the plug on the low rated gritty undercover police drama, DARK BLUE. While some series like THE CLOSER draw in huge audiences, with 7.21 million viewers at last glance. DARK BLUE struggled with only about 2.25 million average viewers. At TNT, about 3 million viewers seems to be the threshold mark for renewal, as HawthoRNe was renewed with those sort of numbers.
TNT has built itself up a strong original series armory, with original series like THE CLOSER and the new drama, RIZZOLI & ISLES which drew 6.89 million viewers last week. Likely, TNT has another strong drama ready to roll out to replace DARK BLUE which only ran just seasons before the cancellation order went down. Unfortunately, the star power of Dylan McDermott or the production of Jerry Bruckheimer just wasn't enough to lure fans to this series.