Cancellation Watch: Recent Casting News Not Good for Person of Interest or Second Chance, Plus the Weekly Ratings Roundup

person-of-interest-season-5Casting News:  A couple of recent casting announcements are bad news to two of the current sci fi shows.  Person of Interest co-star Sarah Shahi will be playing an adult Nancy Drew in the upcoming CBS reboot of that property, and  Second Chance co-star Adhir Kalyan has been cast in an upcoming ABC pilot.  Of course, as I said with the ABC casting of Agent Carter‘s Haley Atwell in an upcoming pilot, these moves are more about securing the talent and don’t indicate that a show is definitely cancelled.  But at the same time, you don’t see AMC casting Andrew Lincoln in a new pilot or The CW mulling over projects for Grant Gustin.  Pilot commitments for actors in existing shows is quite often the handwriting on the wall (but not always), and all three of the shows mentioned above appear to be on the way out.  Second Chance flopped in the ratings and was quickly shuffled off to Fridays.  Person of Interest barely avoided cancellation last season and has only received a thirteen episode fifth season order that still has not found a place on the CBS schedule (and the creative team approached it as the show’s last).  Read the full article at our partner site CancelledSciFi.com.