Pivot, the three-year-old TV network from Participant Media, is shutting down. The network, which tried to court a millennial audience with shows from the likes of Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Meghan McCain, has only been on the air since 2013.
Participant’s decision to pull the plug on the show comes after the media company tapped a new CEO (David Linde) in late 2015. The network was initially quite ambitious with original programming, under president Evan Shapiro, but the 2014 executive shuffle that saw Kent Rees named general manager was followed by an increased reliance on acquisitions.
The channel will go dark sometime before the end of 2016.
Source and more: THR
Please Like Me, a co-production with the Australian Broadcast Corporation, has already been renewed for Season 4. The much-delayed Fortitude Season 2 premieres January 2017, and is also a co-production, with UK’s Sky Atlantic.
Both shows could theoretically continue without Pivot, though the loss of their US producer/broadcaster will be music to the cancellation reaper’s ears.
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