A&E Cancels ‘The Cleaner’

by | September 28, 2009 at 9:39 AM | TV News

The Cleaner (A&E)

The Cleaner (A&E)

Not even guest stars like Whoopi Goldberg nor Christine Lahti could save A&E’s drama ‘The Cleaner‘ from cancellation.

‘The Cleaner,’ starring Benjamin Bratt, ended its second season Sept. 15 averaging 1.1 million viewers on finale night. Telling the story of a real-life “extreme interventionist,”

‘The Cleaner’ ran for a total of 26 episodes and its first season was the most watched original drama on A&E, according to the network.

Other notable guest stars this past season included Rebecca Gayheart and Lori Petty.

A&E lost its other scripted program, ‘The Beast,’ following the death of star Patrick Swayze.