BET, Hulu and OWN had been mentioned as possibilities at the time, and I hear BET came close to a deal for the slavery drama before it came apart. At around the same time, the Viacom network took in two scripted series from sibling VH1, hip-hop themed The Breaks and Hit the Floor, which were relocated as part of the program migrations at the realigned Viacom cable group.
According to the publication, there are no other outlets in the running to save Underground.
As such, only an 11th hour cancellation reversal from WGN will keep the critically-acclaimed drama on our screens.
WGN America was not immediately available for comment. The network previously stated that the show’s future is up in the air, though multiple sources say it’s already doomed, as further evidenced by Sony’s attempts to shop the series elsewhere.
Barring a miracle, it’s still RIP.