AMC Cancels Their Conspiracy Show Rubicon. Hmm, I Smell a Conspiracy.


Well, it had to happen sooner or later — after producing one successful (both in terms of critical and commercial success), AMC had to drop a clunker. That’s finally happened with the conspiracy show “Rubicon”, which starred “The Pacific’s” James Badge Dale as a smarty pants who finds himself caught up in one of those shadowy, mysterious conspiracies to fix the price of cheese or some such.

The show famously premiered in August after dropping the pilot on viewers without prior notice earlier in the year. It was apparently part of some grand viral scheme that, uh, I guess didn’t really work out.

Says AMC in a presser:

Rubicon gave us an opportunity to tell a rich and compelling story, and we’re proud of the series. This was not an easy decision, but we are grateful to have had the opportunity to work with such a phenomenally talented and dedicated team.

You had to figure with hits like “The Walking Dead” getting a second season and their older shows like “Mad Men” and “Breaking Bad” still going strong, that the cable net might be able to give “Rubicon” at least a second season to find its audience, but not so much.

I smell a conspiracy…

'Haha, it's all going down just as we planned... Wait, did I just say that out loud?'

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  • Juliefleshman

    This was an extremely intelligent program….so sad to see it go.

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    • Juggernaut

      I wasn’t a fan of the show but I am a huge fan of James Badge Dale. He is a terrific character actor. I hope that he lands in more roles.

  • d!man500

    this was a smart show, but there is no room for new viewers to jump in midseason. after missing one episode early on, i just didn’t have to energy to try and keep up.

  • Nptexas

    d!man500, I do agree. If I hadn’t recorded the episodes, I would never have figured out anything. I loved it, though, and am SO sorry it was cancelled. Makes no sense to me. Good story, good actors, etc.; corporate just won’t wait for something to find its legs. Frustrating.