TNT have decided to end King & Maxwell after one season, with the series failing to build-up a considerable following as it progressed. As first reported by The Hollywood Reporter, the Jon Tenney and Rebecca Romijn-starring show failed to match the success of some of the network's heaviest hitters, despite averaging a respectable 3.1 million total viewers throughout the series run.

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Romijn and Tenney starred in the series

Originally launched in June as part of the network's summer schedule, the drama's 10 episode run could not cement it a place in TNT's long-term plans. The announcement, which was made public on Friday, 20 September, came a day after it was announced that the network had ordered Steven Bochco's Murder in the First to series. The upcoming show, which will air in summer 2014, is presumed to be the replacement series for the departing King & Maxwell.

The hour-long show followed the exploits of ex-secret service agents, and received mixed reviews during it's run, garnering a respectable, but not impressive audience draw. It is so far the only TNT series that the network has decided to bring to an end, however Franklin & Bash is still being taken into consideration as another potential casualty on the network's orignal programming list.

Whilst TNT looks to be standing by a number of their existing series, they have plans to bring in even more original series in the coming months. As well as Murder in the First, Frank Darabont's Mob City is due to air in December this year, with the Michael Bay series The Last Ship and Howard Gordon's Legends expected to join the roster in 2014.

Rebbeca Romijn and Jon Tenney
The show couldn't cement itself as a mainstay on the network