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Report: Constantine Not Cancelled by NBC

Rumors are flying back and forth about the fate of the NBC show.

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Fans of the NBC show Constantine have been patiently waiting for news about a possible second season, and there are reports coming in that Constantine has been cancelled. According to Buzzfeed, Constantine is on the list of NBC shows getting dumped by the network. Said cancellation was fact checked with the network as reported by Buzzfeed's Kate Aurthur.

NBC has yet to confirm or deny reports.

The show didn't bring in the numbers that the network wanted and while it found a horde of devoted followers, it wasn't enough for NBC to order a full season of the show. After the season finale, the writers of Constantine stated it wasn't over yet and even up until April 6, when showrunner Daniel Cerone sent this out.

Rumors that the show was going to go to Syfy, under a different name, have been debunked, and if this cancellation is true, there's still a chance Constantine could live on at another network. The writers and showrunners have been quiet about all of this since the beginning of April, on Twitter, so there's obviously something going on.

[UPDATE 1] Kate Aurthur, who originally broke the news about this is now saying that the show is still awaiting news on cancellation after reporting it dead earlier.

[UPDATE 2] got word from showrunner Daniel Cerone about the future of the show.

I just received confirmation from the corporate offices at NBC. I was assured that Constantine has not been canceled and our pitch meeting to discuss a potential second season remains on the books. By the way, this is a pitch meeting involving the president of Warner Bros and and the entertainment heads of NBC. Nobody at this incredibly busy time of the development season has time to waste taking pointless meetings.

Now, is it fair to say that Constantine is a long shot? Sure, that's fair to say. While we marginally improved a tough time slot for NBC, we're a very expensive show to produce. A lot of NBC's decision making will not doubt hinge on their new pilots and how they feel those new shows would fare as a companion piece to Grimm, versus a second season of Constantine.

We'll keep you updated as more news breaks about the show's future.