What do 7.4m viewers know? The Mysteries of Laura cancelled too soon

The Mysteries Of Laura

The show starring Debra Messing will not get a third season.

As reported by TVLine and later confirmed on Twitter by star Debra Messing, The Mysteries of Laura has been cancelled after just two seasons.

The news will come as a bitter blow to the 7.4million viewers who tuned in for what proved to be the last ever episode of the show.

The comedy is the latest in an increasingly long line of surprise cancellations this year, joining the likes of Castle and Nashville in falling on the televisual scrap heap despite having plenty of fans desperate for things to continue.

After the news broke, Messing took to Twitter to have her say, writing, “Our story has ended but it was a joyous story to tell.”

By now we are well used to shows being cancelled despite being much loved by many, but that will not stop the questions after The Mysteries of Laura ended on a season high.

When so many mediocre shows continue ad infinitum, rehashing the same tired storylines, originality should be embraced rather than discarded too soon.