"Still Star-Crossed" fans received some bad news on Friday. Not only did Torrance Coombs confirm that the show would be moved to a Saturday, but he also confirmed that there wouldn't be a second season. Despite this, he has confirmed some good news for season 1. All episodes will air and there will be seven episodes in total. He also shares some hints about why the show was canceled after just one season.

'Still Star-Crossed' episode order reduced

There were supposed to be nine episodes in the first season of the show. However, Coombs has confirmed that only seven have been filmed and will air. The seventh episode will be the series finale and wrap up as many storylines as possible. The question is whether it will be good enough to answer all the questions fans have regarding the first three episodes of the show.

The reduced episode order was decided by ABC due to costs and time to develop. Coombs explained on Twitter that while "Reign" (another period drama) took 8/9 days to film, it would take 15 days for the "Romeo & Juliet" sequel to film. The longer time period was due to script and location issues. This would suggest that the show was consistently coming in over budget but wasn't bringing in the viewers to support the need for that.

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Not the only period drama canceled

Unfortunately, "Still Star-Crossed" is not the only period drama to be canceled this year. There have been two others that have failed to continue. "Reign" aired its series finale earlier this month, with slightly disappointing storylines as there were many set in the hope of getting a fifth season.

"The White Princess" has also been confirmed to have wrapped completely. This was partially expected, as Starz always said that it was going to be a "limited series" and it was based on the novel of the same name. The show ended the same way the book did, so many fans expected the slightly unresolved ending. There is hope that Starz will pick up a sequel in a few years time.

'Still Star-Crossed' on Saturdays

There will be a short break for the last four episodes of the freshman series.

After the disappointing viewer ratings on Monday nights, "Still Star-Crossed" will air on Saturdays from July 8. Coombs has said that some of the storylines will be wrapped by the series finale, but there were some that will feel incomplete. There was hope from Shonda Rhimes and writers that the show would be picked up for a second season.

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