Despite Rumors, NBC Has Not Canceled "Constantine"

Yesterday, a report surfaced indicating that NBC had cancelled its Vertigo-based supernatural drama "Constantine."

Showrunner Daniel Cerone swiftly debunked the Buzzfeed report, however, stating, "I was assured that Constantine has not been canceled and our pitch meeting [with NBC] to discuss a potential second season remains on the books."

In a statement to Comicbook.com, Cerone emphasized that "this is a pitch meeting involving the president of Warner Bros and and the entertainment heads of NBC. Nobody at this incredibly busy time of the development season has time to waste taking pointless meetings."

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While his overall tone was an optimistic one, Cerone was careful not to provide false hope to fans of the supernatural drama. "Now, is it fair to say that Constantine is a long shot? Sure, that's fair to say. While we marginally improved a tough time slot for NBC, we're a very expensive show to produce. A lot of NBC's decision making will not doubt hinge on their new pilots and how they feel those new shows would fare as a companion piece to Grimm, versus a second season of Constantine."

Throughout the show's first season, "Constantine" developed a loyal fanbase and a strong media presence, but its ratings never quite hit the levels the network was hoping for. As a result, the first season was limited to its initial 13 episode order. However, the show did perform well when DVR numbers were factored in, and it was a strong performer with the coveted 18-49 year old viewers demographic.

A rumor surfaced in late February that the show may move to the Syfy network for a second season, though that possibility has not been officially confirmed.

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