NBC Cancels ‘The Event’, Producers Looking For Other Distribution Partners

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May 22, 2011

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Unfortunately, NBC has officially canceled The Event replacing Monday time slot with The Sing-Off and The Playboy Club.

But it looks like this may not be the end for the series. Deadline is reporting that the show is looking for pickup outside of NBC for season 2 and that talks are underway with at least one distribution partner to take over the serialized drama:

The Event executive producer Steve Stark wouldn’t comment, but I’ve heard new original programming player Netflix’s name tossed around. Word is that there has been interest from several cable and digital entities, and the Event producers. Stark said that they are exploring the opportunities with are exploring the opportunity with the “full support” of the studio, UMS. “NBC has been an amazing partner, it launched the show beautifully,” he said. Added creator Nick Wauters: “We have a dedicated fan base, and we promised them we will deliver one way or another and will continue to tell our stories.”

Share your thoughts on finale and hopes for season 2 in the comments section below.

  • Captain America

    BASTARDS WHAT THE HELL THEY HAVE IN THEIR HEADS?!?!?!
    WTF ALWAYS, WHEN THERE’S A GOOD PROGRAAM THEY’LL NEED TO “DESTROY IT” .
    CUZ, WHO THE HELL WANT T SEE PLAYBOY CLUB?!?!?!?!?
    WHY THEY ALWAYS CANCEL JUST SCIENCE FICTION? AS: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, STAR TREK, STAR GATE ETC…?!?!?!?! WHY THEY’RE SO AWESOME.
    RETURNING TO THE EVENT, I HOPE HOPE HOPE ON A SECOND SEASON. CUZ THE FINAL OF THE EVENT IS OPEN.
    OTHERWISE I’LL MINACE STEVE STARK OF KILL HIM WITH MY CLOCK 17 :P AHAHAH (JOKING).

  • Duckdad62

    I too was avid fan of this complex scifi EVENT . Scheduling was dumb at best. Opposit two and a half etc was a dead show walking. I watched Hmost episodes on demand or encore. I think it needed more amazing scenes/events . Bring it back. It has the same as star trk and look what happened there.

  • Mtaylor

    season 2 needs to happen! Just finished season 1 and fell in love with the show. One of the best out there!!!!!

  • Designsbyani

    so no season 2? :((

  • Geo_123_geo

    i am waiting for season 2

  • http://www.facebook.com/tyiarra Tyiarra Marie

    I want more!!! SEASON 2 WHERE R U!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/tyiarra Tyiarra Marie

    I want more!!! SEASON 2 WHERE R U!!!

  • Jague

    a mi me encantaria ver la segunda temporada acabo de ver la primera y me encanto muy buena historia

  • Altanalgul

    pls start V and The Event!!!!!!!!!!

  • S Dijkstra2

    i,m pissed too, watching shows who end before ending. 4400 was also an amazing serie and ended
    without telling the whole story. Don’t start if you won’t end it. Thats cheating people.
    Next time if I start watching I wait untill  i am sure there is an end.

  • Moodie

    What the heck??? The event was such an amazing tv show, i can’t believe NBC canceled it…

  • ADAMFREED 10

    How can such an amazing series just be cancelled. and for sing off and playboy? WTF  its sad enough we dont get much interesting nor good shows on tv and when we do they are always cancelled. im so sick of tv and im sure alot of you are as well. i thrive on entertainment such as The Event. BRING IT BACK DAMNIT

  • Robbiesmommy

    I love The Event! Netflix would be an amazing resource to launch season 2. I
    Hope they make it happen. If not some network would be foolish to pass this amazing
    Series up.

  • PetersVR

    The event was different, it mixed realism with science fiction. it wasn’t like other shows where aliens are like little green men with unsurpassed abilities, and thats what made it great, something that threw the audience off, the whole government conspiracy, drama, action, chilling thriller and alittle romance. I hope for a season two.

  • Courtney

    “The Event”, “The Cape” and “Flashforward” were three of the best shows I had ever seen. I hate that not only did they cancel them, but they also left us with so many questions. I don’t understand why it is all the best shows suddenly disappear. It’s ludicrous how often it happens. I would LOVE for them all to come back. Or at least give us a conclusion.

  • Alf2035

    So sad the good syfi shows or being canceled  The Event is one of them I was looking forward to seeing season 2. I hope it finds its way back on to TV….

  • Stephen Cooze

    I really liked the event.  Hope some one picks it up

  • Pcweber

    BRING BACK  season 2 of The Event! PLEASE! Let’s show something of interest to the world, not The Playboy Club!

  • Ptelia

    Please bring back the event.  it was a fun series.

  • Idankam

    My name is idan and I am 13 years old from israel.
    I love the event and I saw every episode something like five times . almost all my friends saw the event and very loved it and disappointed when they heard that It was canceled.
    I am really tense from what is gonna happent with the alliance, what is exactly the event, is liela will live and what will gonna happent and how all will end.

    I asking from you, nick wauters, please make the event end and I don’t care how. you can make more 1-2 episodes that will give all the answers or making a movie. and sic fi please take the show it is a great show and I and many others from USA and Israel and from all over the world will be great full.

    just and this show please. this is the best show I now and a lot of people love it.

    hopeful for a good news from nick or sci fi
    Idan

    p.s someone have nick wauters email address I want to tell him it from his email for make shore he will see it. thanks

  • depressed

    I started watching The Event on Netflix and couldn’t stop. I would go three or four hours a day. I had no idea that after season 1 that would be it. I see that NBC has replaced it with some tinny bop sing a long show.. Canceling this is like canceling Lost or 24 and who in their right minds would have done that.

  • depressed

    I started watching The Event on Netflix and couldn’t stop. I would go three or four hours a day. I had no idea that after season 1 that would be it. I see that NBC has replaced it with some tinny bop sing a long show.. Canceling this is like canceling Lost or 24 and who in their right minds would have done that.

  • spike

    it seems that all the good shows get shut down… V, the event, galactica blood and chrome…
    for now it seems that if you want a show to keep up more then 1 season it has to be about vampires that sparkle in the sun… go figure…. the population of this planet disapoints me… i hope i can go back home to my planet soon :)

  • Dukensbaptiste

    plz tell me !!!
    is there any new development on the negotiations for “the event season 2″. I just completed the first season on netflix, OMG……. this cannot be the end.  plz plz tell me the show is coming back

  • Aliachey

    They have to bring it back we need to know what happens!! I just finished the first season I’ll be so upset. Playboy Club? Really? How disappointing.

  • Tessie Webb

    Yeah to all!  Has anyone heard anything about the possibility of a return of both V and Event?  All I’m getting is e-mails about the cancellations

  • Flu

    I believe that the next step in sci-fi is streaming, with a good menu of series we can wait a week for an episode or wait and se a few together. Netflix and similar services may want to consider exclusive material aired only in paid services as such. sci-fi channel woul kick some ass picking up cancelled shows that we all want to see since FireFly, the chronicles of sarah connor, V is a must, Blade: the series, and so many others fine shows that are inconclused because of the lack of vision of a bunch of burocrats

  • Audiokiller

    Unfortunately, NBC has officially canceled The Event replacing Monday time slot with The Sing-Off and The Playboy Club.

    WTF????

  • Audiokiller

    Unfortunately, NBC has officially canceled The Event replacing Monday time slot with The Sing-Off and The Playboy Club.

    WTF????

  • sherman

    this show keep me on the edge of my seat every time i tune in so intense please pick up the show its like a drug

  • Matandap02

    its aways on ma hrt so plse am on ma back not knees this time do that show 4 the 2nd season

  • Tomas A Mundo

    It’s a shame that NBC would have cancel the Event for two programs that were not be watched. Big OOppps on you. Just bring it back and redeemed yourself.

  • Chanzi1 187f5

    I’m in Zambia (google it;) ) and was an avid follower of the Event, V SG universe , flash forward and I was ASTONISHED that they got cancelled in the US? What else are you guys watching? Thought The Event was particularly riveting stuff…shocking!

  • sweetgatito

    I was so into The Event.
    I want season 2 to start. Just let me know where and I will be there

  • sweetgatito

    I was so into The Event.
    I want season 2 to start. Just let me know where and I will be there

  • Sethzheng1993

    I want season 2

  • Sethzheng1993

    I want season 2

  • Cvalle

    I love this show. All The Fans should have a official website ir Tweeter Account so we can ask For More Seasons !

  • Ctldj

    The event should definitely be brought back. IT IS AN ENTERTAINING AND WELL DONE SHOW.

  • Ctldj

    The event should definitely be brought back. IT IS AN ENTERTAINING AND WELL DONE SHOW.

  • Noski73

    How NBC can do this to us?? The Event is one of the best series ever! I can’t wait for the new season.

  • Foch1977

    This show was one pf the most interesting ones i have sren in a while. Unfortunately for me one of the only ones i watched ..please bring it back with just as much enthusiasm as it started..

  • Nrroberts1971

    Just what we need…another reality TV show about people who may have “talent”. Meanwhile, those of us who HATE reality TV and actually enjoy a good story line, get to suffer again. ‘The Event’ is an awesome series and should NOT be canceled. 

  • Marilynrocks111

    Tell me about it!! They also cancelled V which was awesome! I loved flash forward.. I don’t understant why?? They are all such good tv series! I hate reality shows!

  • Jdowling

    Please bring back the event!

  • Jdowling

    Please bring back the event!

  • Mindb ender

    “The Event” can easily rival “LOST” because its flow allows for so many turns while headed in the same general direction all along…….just like “LOST”!
      NBC must be short on creativity!

  • Mindb ender

    “The Event” can easily rival “LOST” because its flow allows for so many turns while headed in the same general direction all along…….just like “LOST”!
      NBC must be short on creativity!

  • Alex Dias

    EU ADOREI A PRIMEIRA TEMPORADA DE O EVENTO NO BRAZIL! COM CERTEZA TEM QUE TER A SEGUNDA TEMPORADA SIM! ESPERO QUE TENHA LOGO LOGO!!! :)

  • Gar

    ‘What………………..cancelled for those other two shows??????? Somebody’s getting paid off for the wrong things. Stupid humans!

  • Gar

    ‘What………………..cancelled for those other two shows??????? Somebody’s getting paid off for the wrong things. Stupid humans!

  • Hopper R

    For god’s sake when will these tv companies realise that mega ratings are not the be all and end all ! When a tv series has a dedicated folloowing of fans that’s enough…. Stargate tailed off toward the end with spin off of itself… but sg1 and atlantis were fantastic ….. keep the shows alive folks I would love to see season 2 of the event as well as season 2 of alcatraz but fox appears to have the same apathetic attitude to shows and ratings

  • Ptfelony

    Who’s making decisions at NBC? You take off an excellent series to put on crap? Someone over there is seriously out of touch with the viewers.

  • 7of9 (Belgium)

    I agree, and the worst thing is that they ended it so – may I say – stupid ! Like that could be the end?! Yes, the end of a season, but not of a show !!!!!
    Still getting mad when I think of it… 

  • Hzaccaria

    Give me a freakin break – reality show, get real people The Simpsons (yuk) was more real.  Some one please pick up The Event, and oh yes V where are you.

  • Marc_aw

    I fet so frustrated at the amount of sc-fi series that gets aired only to be cancelled after the first season.  The worst part about it, is that it leaves you on a cliff hanger. They get theere satistics off the aired programms that are shown on T.V and don’t take into consideration that most people who are in to SCI-FI are heavy computer users and tend to watch these programms on the internet… So the satistics are completely false are always showing under the real percentage. The people responsible for the ratings should realize this, are they stupid or what? I forget how many T.V shows that i completely enjoyed only to be dissapointed that it was left on a cliff hanger then cancelled. Something should really be done about this!

  • Marc_aw

    The people who decide to cancel these sci-fi shows, and ther has been many, has alot of you would agree with! only to replace them with something lame. But i think if we all banded together along with other forums who think the same and let them know what we think, maybe we may get through or even got another channel to pick it up.  They only tend to calculate the ratings based on when they air the show and the channel airing it.  Don’t they realise that most of us who are interested in sc-fi are heavy computer users who stream the shows from various websites. Lets face it t.v has evolved we no longer need to watch it at the set time and channel anymore. They need to catch up with technology and take other factors in to condieration when it comes to calculate the percentage of viewers.

  • Ryann

    season 2 PLEASE!

  • http://www.facebook.com/barbfitz01 Barbara Fitzgerald

    really? what is up with that? is this just a tease because i love that show and have been waiting since episode 1 went off? come on you guys need to really put it back on!!!!!!!!

  • Chris

    THE best series I have ever seen. NBC must continue.As others have said reality shows suck and in my opinion are completely stupid. It`s like comparing a Rolls Royce to a Lada.
    I do not have any interest in the stupid people on reality shows and do not, or ever will watch them. Kim K. and that stupid Family are a bunch of trash, like many other similiar shows.
    Save “The Event” One of the only decent shows around that I will make time changes to watch.

  • mek

    ugh, i totally agreed with all you syfi fans! every time we get something good they cancel it no matter how many of us are intently watching. this show was AMAZING! It had me hooked an on the edge of my seat….but do the makers care no…they want to keep all the BS airing…i mean really how many housewives shows can we watch before people finally say enough is enough? what about shows like farscape, firefly and SGU? someone needs to clue in the people in charge for sure.

  • ACTECH

    Every time we get interested in a series they take it off the air. Give me a break with this reality show crap. I have enough reality in my life. I watch TV to escape reality, not pipe it into my house! GIVE US BACK THE EVENT!

  • ACTECH

    These guys need a job, and I need a good SiFi show to watch! I have been waiting for something since SG-1 went off the air. The programs that they put in it’s place don’t hold a candle to SG-1. I started getting interested in The Event, and now they want to pull that one too. You can shove reality TV right up your ………!

  • phat n nasty

    every single new show that comes out that i like gets cancelled after the first season….really people, like wtf? dont start shit you cant finish

  • http://twitter.com/Hollywood835 Stephenson Aman

    bring back the event please!! Look @us you dont have to let us suffer smh i watched 22 episode of gold!!!! 2

  • Later Responder

    I didn’t watch the mini series when it aired. However, I caught the episodes online. Thank goodness they are still available! Why! Why! NBC would you cancel the EVENT. Just as I am eager to learn more…boom…I find that there was never a season 2 or there never will be. Ugh!!!

  • http://twitter.com/emooohema eman atef

    i don’t believe this, fans all over the world love the event r u nuts?

  • JayJasp

    NBC MUST BE IDIOTS!!! I just finished season 1 on Netflix and couldn’t believe
    NBC didn’t follow through with season 2. This is an awesome story!! I hope SyFy picks it up. SyFy picked up Stargate and look what happened to that!!! Come on SyFy don’t let me down!!!!

  • Karen

    I just watched all 22 episodes of THE EVENT on Netflix. I was transfixed. When I first tried to watch it, the 1st episode confused me. The next time, by the time I viewed the second episode, I was hooked. If NBC doesn’t continue it, perhaps CBS will. Hint, hint.

  • Karen

    Don’t forget that NBC canceled STAR TREK. The peacock was sent to pasture or whatever they do with peacocks.

  • Jbriones

    I’m so fed up. I rarely even watch tv because imo theres nothing good on. I got hooked on this show and they pull it. Hope someone picks it up. Boycott NBC’s replacements!!!

  • Xcover

    The event was pretty much the only good shown on NBC. Anyone remember the Dresden Files? That was a fantastic TV show and that got cancelled. Are people really that stupid that they prefer to watch dumb reality shows instead of watching something intriguing like ‘The Event’

  • vsadoc

    my family doesnt even own a TV. Web base television is what we watch… like HULU.COM

  • vsadoc

    all the good shows get canceled LIKE The Event and shows like Kyle XY… The networks biggest losses of money are the people behind the desk making the decisions to pull the plug on GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SHOWS!!!! The networks should fire them all!

  • vsadoc

    I cant believe people still watch TV… We do everything on the INTERNET! To base shows solidly on old style Television Rating System is, well…. OLD!

  • http://www.facebook.com/cturcios1 Carlota Turcios

    Just finished watching “the event”. That was def a good show. FOr some reason I keep rooting for the sleepers. Many comments are stating that ReALiTY tV “SUCKS” and I agree with them. Flashforward- I will miss you– If only God could hear my prayers. It was such a good show. The Event- When are you coming back?..

  • Cleo Elise

    o.o I have been waiting for season 2. I want to see the story unfold future. The series has a lot of potential. It is far better then Lost and it got 6 seasons. I loved the first season, and hopefully HBO or someone takes on season 2.

  • Arkan

    I just dont understand this show, was one of the best show i seen in a long time and then thay cancel it , realy how cant pepole se when it is a good tv show. its just A FU BS

  • Frank

    The event is a very good ! Season 1 has a very open ending, it can’t be that it stops here. I really hope there will be a new season. !

  • Ecentury

    This show must come back!!!! THE EVENT is one of the shows I’ve ever seen… Cant leave fans with out a conclusive ending to such a great show!!!!!! MUST come back on air!!!!!