11th-hour rescue for Legend of the Seeker not gonna happen

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:09 PM EST

Poor Richard! He may never find happiness with Kahlan now! Unfortunately for viewers of the syndicated Legend of the Seeker, the series will not get a third season and has been canceled, according to EW.com's Michael Ausiello.

Reports have been circulating since March that things weren't looking good for Seeker after many of Tribune Station Group's markets dropped the series due to poor ratings. Producers Sam Raimi and Robert Tapert, who managed to keep successful syndicated versions of Xena and Hercules alive for several years, shopped Seeker around elsewhere without success.

The writers wrapped up last season's story pretty well, so let's hope we get an ending to the story of the Seeker and his troupe of heroes, who are trying to save the world from the Keeper of the Underworld.

Executive producer Kenneth Biller told us this exclusively about the final episodes: "The last four episodes, I think, are going to be a really compelling and satisfying epic payoff to the quest that was set up at the very beginning of the season to the various conflicting prophecies that we have heard about Richard's fate. The Seeker and the Mother Confessor will, in fact, find the Stone of Tears. The question is, will they be able to get it where it needs to be in time to save the Keeper from achieving his ultimate victory? They are going to find themselves with some very unlikely adversaries, as well as some very unlikely allies ... and maybe there might be a wedding."

And how do you feel about Legend of the Seeker's cancellation?

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