Big Sky starring Reba McEntire is AXED after three seasons on ABC – as country singer joins The Voice
Big Sky is the latest TV show to get the ax – after getting cancelled by ABC.
The detective drama – that recently added Reba McEntire to the cast – was lead by actors Katheryn Winnick, 45, and Kylie Bunbury, 34.
The pair starred as private detective Cassie Dewell and undersheriff Jenny Hoyt, who worked to keep law and order in and around Helena, Montana.
The show could find a new home with co-studio A+E Studios, but no decision has been announced, according to Deadline.
Reba, 68, who had joined the show in what turned out to be its third and final season, called Big Sky: Deadly Trails, as a the head of an outfitting company whose guests sometimes went missing, will replace exiting judge Blake Shelton, 46, on The Voice.
Jensen Ackles, 45, had also joined the show as newly appointed sheriff Beau Arlen.
The drama suffered low ratings during the most recent season.
The network ordered only 13 episodes for season three, five less than aired for the first two seasons.
Rumors of tension on set and the cost of production also seem to have lead to the series’ demise.
Big Sky joins Hilary Swank’s Alaska Daily and Milo Ventimiglia’s The Company You Keep, which were both cancelled by the network.
Neither Katheryn nor Kylie has commented on the news.
According to her Instagram, Katheryn has been in Ukraine attending the UNITED24 conference.
The charity, launched by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, was established to accept donations in support of the besieged nation as it defends itself against the Russian invasion which began in February 2022.
‘I was overwhelmed by the destruction in Irpin, Ukriane, while visiting the area with United24,’ the Vikings actress wrote May 10.
‘Seeing it with my own eyes made me realize how many families are suffering. All lives matter.’
Kylie has been on vacation in Fiji with her husband, Jon-Ryan Alan Riggins, and their son Rumi, 17 months.
David E Kelley, 67, created the show based on The Highway series of books by C. J. Box.
He reportedly tried to save the show with a creative reboot and offering more bigger day-to-day involvement, according to the outlet.
The prolific writer and producer has several projects in the works.
He is currently prepping for Presumed Innocent, starring Jake Gyllenhaal in his first TV series.