Hulu has canceled the original drama, Shut Eye, after two seasons and 20 episodes.
The news was relayed last night by the show’s star, Jeffrey Donovan, on his Twitter account.
“Enjoyed Shut Eye. But all good things must end. I’m grateful to Hulu and Sony. They were great places to work at. Onward and upward,” Donovan tweeted.
Shut Eye featured Charlie Haverford (Donovan), a scam artist who suddenly develops real supernatural powers while posing as a psychic. The supporting cast included KaDee Strickland as Haverford’s wife and Isabella Rossellini as a local crime boss.
Hulu does not release show ratings so it’s unknown if Shut Eye was a failure with the viewers. However, the show did not fare well with the critics, with season one scoring a mere 38 out of a possible 100 at RottenTomatoes.com, which tracks critical reviews. Only five of the 13 critics surveyed by the site said they liked Shut Eye.
“Shut Eye‘s solid cast isn’t enough to overcome an overdone, overstuffed, and undercooked story,” states RottenTomatoes.com, summarizing the critical response.
— Allison Moore