‘Scream Queens’ officially canceled at Fox after two seasons

"Scream Queens" has officially been cancelled by Fox.

The cancellation was expected for the Ryan Murphy horror comedy anthology series, which struggled to find an audience over its first two seasons, though it did perform well in delayed viewing and was extremely buzzy on social media. Fox also liked that the show brought in a younger demo.

Fox chairs Dana Walden and Gary Newman confirmed that the Ryan Murphy anthological series had reached the end of its run during a conference call with reporters Monday morning, ahead of the network's upfront presentation.

"It feels as if it was a complete series," said Newman. "We have no plans to go back. We won't be seeing Scream Queens this season."

Earlier this year, Fox executives told reporters that the future of "Scream Queens" was still up in the air, saying, "It's very much still in consideration for a renewal," in January. "The ratings don't tell the whole story; because it's such a young audience, you can't really even see the full picture even in L+3."

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LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 21: (L-R) Actors Jamie Lee Curtis, Evan Paley, Diego Boneta, Nasim Pedrad, Red Devil, Billie Lourd, Skyler Samuels, Keke Palmer, Emma Roberts, Lucien Laviscount, Nick Jonas, Lea Michele, Abigail Breslin and Glen Powell arrive at the premiere of FOX TV's 'Scream Queens' at The Wilshire Ebell Theatre on September 21, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 21: Actress Lea Michele and Red Devil arrive at the premiere of FOX TV's 'Scream Queens' at The Wilshire Ebell Theatre on September 21, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 21: Actress Abigail Breslin attends the premiere of FOX TV's 'Scream Queens' at The Wilshire Ebell Theatre on September 21, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 21: Actor Glen Powell attends the premiere of FOX TV's 'Scream Queens' at The Wilshire Ebell Theatre on September 21, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 21: Actress Niecy Nash attends the premiere of FOX TV's 'Scream Queens' at The Wilshire Ebell Theatre on September 21, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 21: Actress Skyler Samuels attends the premiere of FOX TV's 'Scream Queens' at The Wilshire Ebell Theatre on September 21, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 21: Actor/singer Nick Jonas attends the premiere of FOX TV's 'Scream Queens' at The Wilshire Ebell Theatre on September 21, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 21: Actor Diego Boneta attends the premiere of FOX TV's 'Scream Queens' at The Wilshire Ebell Theatre on September 21, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 21: Actress Lea Michele attends the premiere of FOX TV's 'Scream Queens' at The Wilshire Ebell Theatre on September 21, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 21: Actress Emma Roberts attends the premiere of FOX TV's 'Scream Queens' at The Wilshire Ebell Theatre on September 21, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 21: Actress Abigail Breslin attends the premiere of FOX TV's 'Scream Queens' at The Wilshire Ebell Theatre on September 21, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 21: Actress Keke Palmer attends the premiere of FOX TV's 'Scream Queens' at The Wilshire Ebell Theatre on September 21, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 21: Actor Lucien Laviscount attends the premiere of FOX TV's 'Scream Queens' at The Wilshire Ebell Theatre on September 21, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 21: Actress Billie Lourd arrives at the premiere of FOX TV's 'Scream Queens' at The Wilshire Ebell Theatre on September 21, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
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Signs pointed to a cancellation throughout this year as stars moved onto other projects. Keke Palmer signed onto Season 2 of "Berlin Station" at Epix as a series regular, while Lea Michele booked the co-lead in an ABC comedy pilot, which insiders say is high up in contention.

The series also starred Jamie Lee Curtis, Emma Roberts, Abigail Breslin, Billie Lourd, Glen Powell and Niecy Nash.

The first season of "Scream Queens" was set in the college Greek system with the main characters as sorority girls. The second season, was set in a hospital and the medical setting was an effort to expand the bubblegum show's audience to a larger audience, both male and female. Despite efforts to attract a wider pool of viewers with the Season 2 changes, including casting more men such as John Stamos and Taylor Lautner, the final episode of the season closed out with 1.38 million viewers overnight and a 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic.

The mega-producer is still busy with a slew of shows set up at FX, including more seasons of "American Horror Story," "American Crime Story," and "Feud."

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