By MICHAEL GINGOLD
The show that made Bruce Campbell’s chainsaw-wielding Deadite fighter into a TV star will not continue past its current season.
Variety reports that Starz has cancelled ASH VS. EVIL DEAD, in which Campbell’s eponymous hero has been confronting the forces of darkness for three seasons (including the current one, which has its finale April 29), accompanied by a motley band of sidekicks. The ratings just haven’t been strong enough for the latest round of episodes, which have averaged a 0.08 rating in adults 18-49 and 177,000 viewers each. No word yet on whether the original EVIL DEAD trio of Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Campbell, who executive-produced ASH VS. EVIL DEAD, will attempt to land the show (which also stars Dana DeLorenzo, Ray Santiago and Lucy Lawless) at another network.