Parenthood’s fourth season, which was the most-watched series on network television this season, has been canceled.
“We are very sorry to report that Parenthood is ending its fourth season,” the network announced on Twitter.
“Our thoughts are with the cast and crew of Parenthood.
We wish them the best of luck as they move forward.”
A source told Entertainment Weekly the news was not due to the cast’s request to remain on the show.
“There is no way that any of the cast members want to continue on Parenthood,” the source added.
“They have been doing a tremendous job.
We want them to be successful.
But it’s not just about Parenthood.”
Parenthood was first announced as a two-hour series in October 2016.
It was canceled shortly thereafter.
“Parenthood” creator Rob Thomas previously confirmed that he was leaving the show after the third season.
“I think I have to say that I was actually pretty surprised to see the news,” he told Variety in August.
“But then again, I was hoping to get a second chance, which I think we’ve done with Parenthood, and hopefully they will pick up the story.”
Thomas will be the executive producer of a new two-part series, “Tropic of Love,” on Lifetime, which is expected to premiere this fall.