City on a Hill Canceled at Showtime After 3 Seasons

By Jessica Lerner 

Showtime has canceled the crime drama City on a Hill after three seasons.

The decision to ax the series was made before longtime Showtime Networks president David Nevins decided to exit parent company Paramount Global, and Paramount Media Networks president Chris McCarthy took over, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

“City on a Hill concluded its successful run on Showtime with its Season 3 finale,” per a statement from Showtime. “We have had nothing but the best experience working with Kevin Bacon, Aldis Hodge and the entire cast and crew, led by showrunner Tom Fontana and fellow executive producers including Jennifer Todd and Jorge Zamacona. We offer our sincerest thanks to everyone.”


The show, which was set in Boston in the early 1990s, focused on Assistant District Attorney Decourcy Ward (Hodge), who forged an unexpected relationship with Jackie Rohr, a dishonest but renowned FBI veteran (Bacon).

Along with Bacon and Hodge, Jill Hennessy, Lauren E. Banks and Matthew Del Negro starred in the series created by Chuck MacLean.

In September, reports surfaced that Paramount Global is considering ending the Showtime streaming platform and moving the content to Paramount+. Discussions are still in the early stages.

“We are always exploring options to maximize the value of our content investment by giving consumers access to great Paramount content through an array of services and platforms,” a Paramount Global spokesperson told The Wall Street Journal at the time.