A&E to Drop Swayze's Beast: Source

Low ratings, star's declining health hurt show
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Jun 4, 2009 2:10 PM CDT
His cancer has overshadowed the program, and there have been rumors about the show's cancellation as a result.   (AP Photo/A&E, Michael Muller)
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(Newser) – Insiders say A&E has axed The Beast, a Sony-produced series about an FBI cop played by Patrick Swayze, after its first season. Soft ratings and Swayze's worsening cancer impaired the show, though the network has yet to confirm the report, writes Variety.