‘Step Up’ canceled after one season on Starz

EXCLUSIVE: There won’t be a fourth season Get up (eg Get up: High water). Starz canceled the drama series after one season on the network. The upcoming Season 3 finale, which premieres next week, will serve as the series finale.

The first two seasons of the Lionsgate TV TV produced Get up ran on YouTube. After the Google-owned company pulled out of the original script business in 2019, leaving the series in limbo, Lionsgate-owned Starz stepped in and picked it up for a third season.

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The cancellation of Get up following the cancellation by Starz yesterday of another Lionsgate TV produced series, dangerous relationsthus reversing the early renewal of Season 2.

Lionsgate has been scrutinizing its balance sheets as the company prepares to split its studio from Starz next year, though sources indicate the cancellations are largely due to fiscal austerity in a very difficult economic environment as media companies ramp up cost-cutting measures .

Inspired by the Lionsgate movie franchise, Get up follows the drama, scandalous romance, betrayal and rivalry told through the intersection of the worlds of music and dance within a highly sought-after performance empire.

It centers on Sage Odom (Ne-Yo) as the legendary founder of Atlanta’s famed High Water Performing Arts School and Collette (Christina Milian), his partner in High Water and in life. Milian took over the role of Collette in Season 3, who was originated by the late Naya Rivera.

The series also stars Faizon Love, Eric Graise, Terayle Hill, Enrique Murciano and Tricia Helfer.

Get up was created and executive produced by Holly Sorensen. Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot, who served as producers on the original Get up movies, also executive products through their Offspring Entertainment banner. Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan, who both starred in the original Get up film, also executive producing through the production company Free Association and Everheart Productions, Inc. respectively. Erik Feig, who served as a producer for all films and oversaw the franchise while an executive at Lionsgate, executive produces through his production shingle Picturestart. Bill Brown also serves as writer and executive producer, and Dawn Wilkinson serves as director and executive producer.

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