The big five networks are in the middle of their upfronts in which they discuss their upcoming programming decisions and announce which shows are renewed or cancelled, while also revealing their 2017-2018 schedules and lineups. While there have certainly been plenty of announcements made over the past few days, one show from FOX which has not seen any word of its future was Scream Queens from American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy. While the show aired its second season finale at the end of 2016, there had not been any word as to whether the network would bring it back for a third season of comedy and horror.
According to E! New, it looks like Scream Queens fans no longer have to wait to learn the fate of their series. It would seem that at least for now, the show is done telling its stories on FOX. During a conference call with the bosses of the network, Dana Walden and Gary Newman, they addressed the fate of a number of fan favorite shows.
The first series they discussed was Scream Queens which starred Jamie Lee Curtis, Keke Palmer, Lea Michele, Abigail Breslin, Billie Lourd and Emma Roberts. According to Gary Newman, the network feels that Ryan Murphy was essentially telling the story of a group of characters and at least from the perspective of FOX, they feel that what has already been shown told a complete story. Newman said that they, “have no plans to go back there and tell any more…We won’t be seeing Scream Queens this season.”
While this may mean that there are no plans for the show to return for a third season at this time, based on the comments from Newman, it certainly sounds as if the story might have a future if a new storyline comes up and is of interest to the network. At least in terms of the 2017-2018 broadcast season there is simply no room for the show in the lineup.
Although Scream Queens may have no new stories to tell at this time that does not mean that a third season is completely off the table. In fact, there are a number of fan favorite series which still do not have decisions from FOX and according to the executives, the future of many of those shows will be decided after they all return to Los Angeles. While this is not necessarily good news for fans of Scream Queens, it does sound like there may still be hope in the future.
By Dorothea James
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