HALLMARK has canceled the new western series Ride after just one season.
The TV drama, which followed the lives of a rodeo dynasty, was just starting to lasso in a following.
Hallmark ChannelFans ripped Hallmark’s decision to cancel Ride so soon[/caption]
Hallmark ChannelFans blasted: ‘Shame Hallmark didn’t give it more of a chance. It was a different kind of story’[/caption]
Fans of Yellowstone looking for a similar family series without the TV-MA rating were loving Ride.
The series, which premiered on March 26, 2023, followed the lives of the McMurrays, a Colorado rodeo dynasty.
According to Deadline, the show was quietly canceled by the Hallmark Channel after just one season.
The series starred Nancy Travis as Isabel McMurray, the clan’s matriarch who survived the death of her husband, and of her eldest son, Austin (Marcus Rosner) to rodeo accidents.
Tiera Skovbye starred as Missy McMurray, Austin’s widow and a champion rodeo rider who gave up competitions to manage her husband’s career.
Beau Mirchoff starred as Cash McMurray, the middle brother who was always overshadowed by Austin and had a thing for Missy.
Sara Garcia, Tyler Jacob Moore, and Jake Foy rounded out the cast.
One fan wrote on X: “What a BUMMER!!!!! I really liked the show!”
Another agreed: “I can’t say I’m not bummed. I was really looking forward to seeing more of the family dynamics.
It’s a shame Hallmark didn’t give it more of a chance. It was a different kind of story.”
A third wrote: “I did too. It was about ranch life, rodeo and family.”
A fourth posted: “Same that’s sad…”
A fifth called out Hallmark for renewing another show for a second season instead: “Not happy about this. Yet they renewed the horrible This Way Home which should have been the one canceled.”
The Season 1 finale saw the late Austin’s brother Cash riding the same bull that killed Austin, and he won the competition.
Then, Missy confronted him about his feelings toward her, having picked up various clues that he was in love with her.
The confrontation culminated in the pair’s first kiss.
Another character, Gus (Moore), who had already told Missy he was also falling for her, then showed up at her door at the same time as Cash to profess his love.
She opted to return to trick riding too instead of facing her desires, leaving fans wanting to know what would happen.
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Hallmark ChannelWhat’s worse, Season 1 of Ride ended on a huge cliffhanger instead of getting a proper sendoff[/caption]
Hallmark ChannelOther fans wrote: ‘Not happy about this’ and called out what they felt are less promising shows that got renewed[/caption]