Nine has ‘axed’ The Strip, at least not renewed it for a second season, depending on how you want to word it…
The $7.8m Gold Coast crime series will not be proceeding when it ends its first series run.
“The 13 part mini-series comes to a conclusion at the end of the month,” a Nine spokesperson said.
“We are disappointed the show didn’t sustain the audience it attracted in its premiere week.
“It’s an unfortunate outcome in this highly competitive environment.”
The drama, starring Aaron Jeffery, Vanessa Gray and Frank Holden premiered to 1.45m viewers but slipped under the 900,000 mark. This week it was moved to 10:30pm where it only took 430,000 viewers.
It is the second new drama to fail for Nine this year with Canal Road failing to fire (or even be completed on air). McLeod’s Daughters also struggled in its final season but will return for summer.
Thankfully, Nine has had better luck with Underbelly and Sea Patrol both proceeding with new series in 2009.
Fans of The Strip will get to see it complete its on-air run.
Source: Herald Sun