FX has cancelled the war drama Over There
after just 13 episodes. Set in present day Iraq, Over There followed an Army sergeant and his platoon and the lives of the families at home that are affected by the war. This was the first war drama to be built around a U.S. military conflict that is occurring at the same time.
According to John Landgraf, President and General Manager of FX Networks, "I'm deeply proud of Over There, which was beautifully produced, acted, written and directed. The series was arguably the most critically acclaimed new television show of the year, a fact which made the decision not to renew it all the more difficult. That decision was motivated entirely by Over There's ratings performance and our belief that the numbers were reflective of what the show is about, rather than its quality or entertainment value. While are passionately committed to fostering great television, we are an advertiser supported network and the size of our audience is vital to our bottom line.