Fox cancels Rosewood, starring Morris Chestnut and Jaina Lee Ortiz, after just two seasons.

FOX CANCELS ROSEWOOD AFTER TWO SEASONS

The show, a fun drama that paired a pathologist with a Miami homicide detective, aired in 2016 to minor success, but scheduling arrangements hurt its viewership. It started on Wednesdays at 8, airing before Empire, but was moved to Thursdays and then Fridays in its second season, where it struggled.

Chestnut, who played Dr. Beaumont Rosewood, took to Instagram to show his appreciation for the show and its fans. “I am very grateful about the part that everyone took in Rosewood’s journey, because everyone was truly an integral part; the writers who crafted great story-lines, the actors who brought these stories to life, the production crew who sustained the show’s infrastructure, and the terrific fans who embraced this phenomenon and became just as much a part of Rosewood as anyone else,” he said.

“FOX provided a platform for a show that made strides in diversity and the positive images it projected as all-inclusive,” he continued. “We were able to peer into the lives of characters who displayed their hopes, dreams, courage and fears. Rosewood also helped reinforce a newer definition of Family, as a group of people who most care for and support one another. The #Rosewood family, itself was an Extremely Special group of people who’ll be friends forever. This is not only a part of the industry, it’s a part of life. When one door closes, two more can open… Thank you all for your continued #onelove and support. See you back on the screen, soon. Big and Small. #PEACE – MC.”

I am very grateful about the part that everyone took in Rosewood’s journey, because everyone was truly an integral part; the writers who crafted great story-lines, the actors who brought these stories to life, the production crew who sustained the show’s infrastructure, and the terrific fans who embraced this phenomenon and became just as much a part of Rosewood as anyone else. FOX provided a platform for a show that made strides in diversity and the positive images it projected as all-inclusive. We were able to peer into the lives of characters who displayed their hopes, dreams, courage and fears. Rosewood also helped reinforce a newer definition of Family, as a group of people who most care for and support one another. The #Rosewood family, itself was an Extremely Special group of people who’ll be friends forever. This is not only a part of the industry, it’s a part of life. When one door closes, two more can open… Thank you all for your continued #onelove and support. See you back on the screen, soon. Big and Small. #PEACE – MC

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The actor posted a second message aimed at the show’s creator, Todd Harthan. This man is someone who is behind the scenes of #Rosewood, but deserves to be in the spotlight… the creator of Rosewood, Todd Harthan. Todd, you thought that by bringing me into this project to portray a professional doctor who was vulnerable yet had strengths in many different ways, that we could wrap a show around that character, address a multitude of issues, yet still be entertaining. Thank you for selecting me for that cause. Dr. Rosewood has been the most fun character I’ve portrayed. We all thank you for your vision, focus and the opportunity to share Rosewood with the fans. Until we work together again… #PEACE – MC.”

Ortiz also wrote a special message on her Insta page as well: “Today is a special day. Today I say goodbye to my very first show, Rosewood. I say goodbye to Detective Annalise Villa. Damn, I’m gonna miss that woman. To my partner in crime/the guy who mentored me and showed me the ropes on set. The beautiful Morris Chestnut, and when I say beautiful, I mean his HEART, his SOUL. He is the most selfless person I think I’ve ever met. Kind and gracious. Our rock. Our captain. 5 days a week, 14 hours a day, he became one of my best-friends. Love you, Morrisito.

“The cast…you’re my family,” she continued. “To all the hardworking crew and writers… you showed me what “movie magic” was really made out of. It’s created on the backs of your hard work. Last but not least, this show and it’s incredible characters were created by Todd Harthan. This guy said yes when everyone else told me no, and it has changed my life forever. I adore you. ? Gotta give a shoutout to all the fans who have supported and loved us from day 1. The love you expressed via social media for the characters and the story is something we will cherish forever. Love u all! #Rosewood #Rosilla #2Seasons #grateful.”

Today is a special day. Today I say goodbye to my very first show, Rosewood. I say goodbye to Detective Annalise Villa. Damn, I’m gonna miss that woman. To my partner in crime/the guy who mentored me and showed me the ropes on set. The beautiful Morris Chestnut, and when I say beautiful, I mean his HEART, his SOUL. He is the most selfless person I think I’ve ever met. Kind and gracious. Our rock. Our captain. 5 days a week, 14 hours a day, he became one of my best-friends. Love you, Morrisito. The cast…you’re my family. To all the hardworking crew and writers… you showed me what “movie magic” was really made out of. It’s created on the backs of your hard work. Last but not least, this show and it’s incredible characters were created by Todd Harthan. This guy said yes when everyone else told me no, and it has changed my life forever. I adore you. ? Gotta give a shoutout to all the fans who have supported and loved us from day 1. The love you expressed via social media for the characters and the story is something we will cherish forever. Love u all! #Rosewood #Rosilla #2Seasons #grateful

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