‘Salvation’ canceled at CBS after two seasons

CBS has canceled the drama series “Salvation” after two seasons, Variety has learned.

The series centered on Liam Cole, an MIT grad student, and Darius Tanz, a tech superstar, who bring Pentagon official Grace Barrows a staggering discovery – that an asteroid is just months away from colliding with Earth. In the second season, the secret of the asteroid got out, setting off a global panic.

The series starred Santiago Cabrera, Jennifer Finnigan, Charlie Rowe, Jacqueline Byers, Melia Kreiling, Ashley Thomas, and Ian Anthony Dale. Liz Kruger, Craig Shapiro, Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin, Stuart Gillard, Grace Gilroy and Peter Lenkov served as executive producers for CBS Television Studios in association with Kurtzman’s production company, Secret Hideout.

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TORONTO - JULY 9: 'Celebration Day' - A stand-off at the COPE compound leads to tragic results, on SALVATION, Monday, Sept. 3 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Ian Anthony Dale (Photo by Robert Falconer/CBS via Getty Images)
TORONTO - JULY 9: 'Celebration Day' - A stand-off at the COPE compound leads to tragic results, on SALVATION, Monday, Sept. 3 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Ian Anthony Dale, Jennifer FInnigan. (Photo by Robert Falconer/CBS via Getty Images)
TORONTO - JULY 9: 'Celebration Day' - A stand-off at the COPE compound leads to tragic results, on SALVATION, Monday, Sept. 3 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Ian Anthony Dale (Photo by Robert Falconer/CBS via Getty Images)
TORONTO - MAY 23: 'The Madness of King Tanz' -- Darius vows revenge on the hacktivist group Re/Syst, no matter what the cost. Also, Harris discovers a dark secret and Grace reveals one of her own, on SALVATION, Monday, August 6 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Santiago Cabrera, Jennifer Finnigan (Photo by Robert Falconer/CBS via Getty Images)
TORONTO - MAY 23: 'The Madness of King Tanz' -- Darius vows revenge on the hacktivist group Re/Syst, no matter what the cost. Also, Harris discovers a dark secret and Grace reveals one of her own, on SALVATION, Monday, August 6 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Jennifer Finnigan (Photo by Robert Falconer/CBS via Getty Images)
TORONTO - MAY 14: 'Let the Chips Fall' -Darius and Grace's relationship is tested, and President Mackenzie (Tovah Feldshuh) attempts to bring the fractured country together while the hacktivist group Re/Syst issues a deadly edict, on SALVATION, Monday, July 30 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Tovah Feldshuh (Photo by Robert Falconer/CBS via Getty Images)
TORONTO - MAY 14: 'Let the Chips Fall' -Darius and Grace's relationship is tested, and President Mackenzie (Tovah Feldshuh) attempts to bring the fractured country together while the hacktivist group Re/Syst issues a deadly edict, on SALVATION, Monday, July 30 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Santiago Cabrera, Tovah Feldshuh (Photo by Robert Falconer/CBS via Getty Images)
TORONTO - APRIL 24: 'White House Down' -- Grace forges a dangerous alliance with Claire's brother, Alonzo (Ashley Thomas). Also, Harris and Darius must work together to face down Bennett's forces, on SALVATION, Monday, July 23 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Melia Kreiling, Charlie Rowe (Photo by Robert Falconer/CBS via Getty Images)
TORONTO - APRIL 18: 'Indivisible' - Grace embarks on a dangerous mission and Liam and Darius's relationship is tested, on SALVATION, Monday, July 16 (9:00-10:00, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Jennifer Finnigan, Reiko Aylesworth (Photo by Robert Falconer/CBS via Getty Images)
TORONTO - APRIL 6: 'Crimes and Punishment' -- Loyalties are tested when Grace is asked to lie under oath. Also, Darius tasks Liam with a dangerous mission, and a shocking act of violence plunges the nation into chaos, on SALVATION, Monday, July 9 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Actor Jonathan Silverman guest stars as White House counsel for President Mackenzie's administration, Roland Cavanaugh. Pictured: Daniel Martin, Sasha Roiz (Photo by Robert Falconer/CBS via Getty Images)
TORONTO - APRIL 6: 'Crimes and Punishment' -- Loyalties are tested when Grace is asked to lie under oath. Also, Darius tasks Liam with a dangerous mission, and a shocking act of violence plunges the nation into chaos, on SALVATION, Monday, July 9 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Actor Jonathan Silverman guest stars as White House counsel for President Mackenzie's administration, Roland Cavanaugh. Pictured: Tovah Feldshuh (Photo by Robert Falconer/CBS via Getty Images)
TORONTO - MARCH 21: 'Detente' -- Darius and Grace must forge an emotional détente in order to get international cooperation. Also, Liam meets a new scientist with a mysterious past, on SALVATION, Monday, July 2 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Ian Anthony Dale, Jennifer Finnigan, Santiago Cabrera, Tovah Feldshuh. (Photo by Robert Falconer/CBS via Getty Images)
TORONTO - APRIL 4: 'Crimes & Punishment' -- Grace is asked to lie under oath, Darius tasks Liam with a dangerous mission, and a shocking act of violence plunges the nation into chaos. Season two premieres Monday, June 25 (9:00-10:00PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network Pictured: Ian Anthony Dale, Santiago Cabrera.(Photo by Shane Harvey/CBS via Getty Images)
TORONTO - MARCH 23: SALVATION 'Detente' -- After a nuclear incident, the secret of the asteroid becomes public, setting the world on a dangerous course. Darius, Grace, Liam and Harris must adapt to new roles in an ever-shifting landscape of fear and civil unrest. Season two premieres Monday, June 25 (9:00-10:00PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network Pictured: Santiago Cabrera (Photo by Shane Harvey/CBS via Getty Images)
TORONTO - MARCH 14: SALVATION 'Fall Out' -- After a nuclear incident, the secret of the asteroid becomes public, setting the world on a dangerous course. Darius, Grace, Liam and Harris must adapt to new roles in an ever-shifting landscape of fear and civil unrest. Season two premieres Monday, June 25 (9:00-10:00PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network Pictured: Ian Anthony Dale, Jennifer Finnigan. (Photo by Sergei Bachlakov/CBS via Getty Images)
TORONTO - MARCH 7: 'Fall Out' The secret of the asteroid becomes public following a nuclear incident, setting the world on a dangerous course. Also, Darius, Grace, Liam and Harris must adapt to new roles in an ever-shifting landscape of fear and civil unrest, on the second season premiere of SALVATION, Monday, June 25 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Hiro Kanagawa, Santiago Cabrera (Photo by Sergei Bachlakov/CBS via Getty Images)
TORONTO - MARCH 7: SALVATION 'Fall Out' -- After a nuclear incident, the secret of the asteroid becomes public, setting the world on a dangerous course. Darius, Grace, Liam and Harris must adapt to new roles in an ever-shifting landscape of fear and civil unrest. Season two premieres Monday, June 25 (9:00-10:00PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network Pictured: Santiago Cabrera, Charlie Rowe. (Photo by Sergei Bachlakov/CBS via Getty Images)
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The second season of the summer series debuted in June. In Live+Same Day, it averaged a 0.3 rating in adults 18-49 and 2.7 million viewers per episode, down approximately 36% in the demo from Season 1 and 24% in total viewers. It was part of a summer lineup on CBS that also consisted of the unscripted shows “TKO: Total Knockout” hosted by Kevin Hart as well as “Big Brother.”

This marks the latest CBS summer drama to get the ax at the network. CBS previously aired “Zoo,” based on the James Patterson book of the same name, before cancelling it after three seasons last year. CBS already has another scripted summer offering on deck, however, with “Blood & Treasure.” That series, which received a straight-to-series order, follows a brilliant antiquities expert and a cunning art thief who team up to catch a ruthless terrorist who funds his attacks through stolen treasure.

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