TNT Won’t Grant MOB CITY a Second Season

     February 10, 2014


TNT billed the period gangster noir Mob City as a limited event series, airing the six episodes in two-hour chunks over three weeks in December.  However, the network and creator Frank Darabont were open about their desire to do more episodes.  But the ratings just weren’t there: the season finale managed just 1.4 million viewers and a 0.4 rating in the 18-49 demo.  A TNT spokesperson released this statement:

Mob City was created as a three-week television event and we are incredibly proud of the six hours we presented of this remarkable drama.  Although the ratings of the limited series haven’t warranted more hours we are eager to work with Frank Darabont again and were delighted to bring the vibrant world of Mob City to life.”

I was mixed on Mob City, but generally like Darabont’s work and hope he gets another show on the air sooner than later.  Will you miss Mob City?


  • pwnednoob

    TNT is the one to blame for this show not being successful. Airing 2 new episodes a week is daunting for any new show. Nobody has time for that. I thought this was a really good show and I even had a hard time making room for it.

  • Reggie

    Goddamn it! Just what I needed. Another cliffhanger ending that’s going to keep me from sleeping!

  • Marissa Evans

    Huh, I completely forgot about this (bad sign I suppose). I do remember being excited about it and then the reviews didn’t promise anything, so I moved on. Too bad though, I do like Darabont a lot and hope he moves on to a more successful TV project. In the meantime I’m sticking with ‘True Detective’. :)

  • Ricky

    They dumped it off in bulk during the middle of December… TNT was clearly done with this series before it began.

  • junierizzle

    I liked the first four episodes. I missed the last two and didn’t care. Enough TV. Make a film, Darabont!

    • Rick Dane

      Please don’t, it’ll be another sappy prison flick or another Stephen King adaptation.

      • Julio Navas

        Mixed Raced NYU Kid, is that you?

      • Rick Dane

        Nope, not me.

  • Lance

    BOO! I seriously hope this series gets picked up by another cable network.

    Maybe once it gets onto Netflix that’ll get some executives’ attention in certain places? Netflix has saved cool shows before…

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  • tim

    it just wasn’t very good.

    • James VDB

      It looked good, but the characters and stories were not very interesting. Almost every episode had a least one scene that made me cringe: the ridiculous carousel shoot-out, Chief Parker’s flashbacks, every scene with Edward Burns, etc.

  • Rick Dane

    So I guess this makes the loss of Walking Dead to Darabont hurt more.

  • Scott Baiowulfgang Amadeus

    Well, that’s unfortunate. It wasn’t amazing, but it did have potential. At least this frees Darabont up. My dream is that he’ll take over The Stand or some facet of The Dark Tower, but from recent previous articles, it seems like adapting The Mist into a mini-series may be his next move if the Weinsteins have their way.

  • Pietro Filipponi

    It was a mini-series. And an expensive one at that. Did anyone think it would turn into more?

  • Cedhollywood

    A gangster tv series with tame graphic violence and no cursing or foul language worked well back in the day but in today’s world that’s not gonna fly. There have been and still are way too many cable series that can show the brutality and vulgar language that helps a show seem more plausible about the mob and gangsters.

  • Stefan Bonomo

    I’m really sad for this. After many years of Darabont trying to get this made, it gets cancelled. I liked the show, although it did have problems, problems that could have been fixed with a 2nd season.

    But nope, this is no one’s fault but TNT’s. They kept this under wraps for so long, kept the show at a measly 6-episodes, but most importantly, barely marketed it, dumped it off in early December, and aired them in 3 2-hour weeks. That last one alone is the reason for the low ratings, nobody has time to watch 2 hours of a show at a time. They clearly had no faith in this.

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  • The Flobbit

    To those who watched the show, please tell me how a show produced by Frank “Walking Dead” Darabont, with Jon Bernthal, Ed Helms, and Simon Pegg could fail….
    I am curious.

  • IamZachrifice

    Good. I liked the show but didnt like the idea of taking TNT seriously as a quality network.

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