After two low-rated seasons, CBS has officially cancelled Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders. It’s the latest to fall victim to the recent wave of cancellations, joining the likes of 2 Broke Girls on the same network, Sleepy Hollow on Fox, and Last Man Standing on ABC.
A spinoff of the hit CBS show Criminal Minds, Beyond Borders, a co-production between ABC Studios in association with CBS Television Studios and The Mark Gordon Company, follows members of the International Division of the FBI as they solve crimes and rescue Americans in danger abroad. The show stars Gary Sinie as Jack Garrett, Alana De La Garza as Clara Seger, Daniel Henney as Matt Simons, Tyler James Williams as Russ Montgomery, and Annie Funke as Mae Jarvis. Erica Messer created and executive produces the series, along with Mark Gordon, Nick Pepper, and Adam Glass.
The spin-off was never met with the same hype and appeal as its mother series, oftentimes receiving poor responses from critics, and this translated to ratings. Season 1 averaged 6.9 million viewers per episode and a 1.2 rating, but those numbers fell for season 2, the series now averaging 5 million viewers per episode and a 0.8 rating. In contrast, Criminal Minds, which was renewed for its 13th season in April, averaged 7.5 million viewers per episode and a 1.4 rating during its season 12 run.
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders is the third series to get the axe by the network this year, 2 Broke Girls and The Odd Couple both receiving the same fate. But the network has also announced the addition of eight new shows for the upcoming 2017-2018 season, and a slew of other shows have already been renewed, including Survivor and freshman favorite MacGyver.
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders’ final two episodes air Wednesday, May 17 at 9/8c.