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USA Network Cancels THE PURGE After 2 Seasons

USA Network has canceled The Purge after two seasons. The anthology series was based on the franchise of the same name and created by James DeMonaco.

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Film franchise creator James DeMonaco executive produced with Thomas Kelly, Michael Bay, Brad Fuller, Andrew Form and Sebastien K. Lemercier.

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It starred Gabriel Chavarria, Hannah Emily Anderson, Jessica Garza, Lili Simmons, Amanda Warren, Colin Woodell and Lee Tergesen, with Cindy Robinson.

Like the movies, the series was set during a 12-hour period when all crime — including murder — is legal, a group of seemingly unrelated characters cross paths in a city in an altered America. While the clock winds down, some will fight, some will hide, others will embrace what it means to purge to its fullest extent — whether for revenge, personal gain, protection, or unadulterated glee. As each character is forced to reckon with his or her past and plot how to better their futures, they soon discover how far they will go on Purge Night.

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The first season sports a 42% approval rating over on Rotten Tomatoes with a Critics Consensus that reads: Bloated and boring, The Purge kills its own fleetingly fun premise and proves that not all stories work better on the small screen.

Written by Mike Sprague

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