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Is AMC Going to Cancel 'Halt and Catch Fire'?

Is this going to be the last season of 'Halt and Catch Fire?'

According to a recent investment conference, AMC network's CEO announced that 'Halt and Catch Fire' and 'Turn' are on the verge of getting canceled.
“We’d like bigger absolute numbers so we have to assess both,” network CEO Josh Sapan says at New York investment conference. Halt and Catch Fire Season 2

AMC Networks is strongly considering pulling the plug on “Halt and Catch Fire” and “Turn,” according to CEO Josh Sapan. Both series have strong reviews but he’d like to see “better numbers,” he said at an investment conference in New York after someone pointed out that his presentation failed to discuss the two shows among AMC’s winners.

“Halt and Catch Fire,” a period drama about the computer revolution, started its second season May 31 and filmed in Atlanta, Georgia earlier this year. 

“The show is good, better, more energetic. So we have to see how the season goes,” Sapan said at the Gabelli & Co. entertainment conference.

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Meanwhile, American Revolutionary War drama 'Turn' just wrapped its second season. “We would like it to be higher too … The nice thing about ‘Turn’ is that that the last four episodes of the season were all trending up. That’s not a normal trajectory, and the last episode of the season was up double digits (but) we’d like bigger absolute numbers so we have to assess both.”

The CEO of AMC is probably making room for other TV shows including Seth Rogen's 'Preacher', Hugh Laurie's 'The Night Manager', and AMC's sci-fi drama 'The Badlands".

“Our point of view is that it’s good to be where people are consuming,” Sapan said. “We have five strong channels (AMC, IFC, Sundance, WE and BBC America). We don’t have 10 or 15 or 25 channels, some harder to name and not so strong. We think we are extraordinarily well set up for … a more selective environment."

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