Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 25, 2012
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
UK

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The Paradise (UK)

An intoxicating love story set in England's first department store in the 1870s

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BBC One Cancels 'The Paradise' After Two Seasons
The Paradise is closing its doors. BBC One has cancelled the period drama after airing two seasons of the series. The Paradise averaged 4.9 million viewers and quickly earned a second season renewal. The show’s second season saw a slight dip in the ratings, averaging an overnight audience of 4.7 million viewers. As such, the BBC notes that rather than being driven by the series’ ratings performance, the decision to retire The Paradise comes out of a need to make room for a number of new dramas.

6 years ago
santwine
newbie
3 years ago
what a shame to cancel such a great show, just finished season 1 and looking forward to many more seasons to come only to realize it had been cancelled after the second season. what a shameful decision. I'm so sad.
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mattaponi
newbie
4 years ago
A real shame that it was canceled. Maybe if they were all NAKED and threw tantrums .....,,
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mel66
newbie
5 years ago
Loved this show! Hate the fact that all of the decent shows are canceled and only the crap remains. I thought PBS and the BBC were different and more enlightened, guess I was wrong!
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ptz
newbie
5 years ago
I agree with everyone here ... WHY IS IT THAT THE GOOD SHOWS that aren't filled with filth and filthy mouthed people are dumped? There are millions of people in this world that still watch GOOD shows and I just barely stumbled into this series on Netflix as well. PLEASE BRING IT BACK! There needs to be at least ONE GOOD show out there and wow... 4.7MILLION VIEWERS ISN'T ENOUGH? Guess the scum rule the world ... and BBC.
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brenda1948
newbie
5 years ago
I just discovered this show on Netflix. It grab me right away I have watched series 1 and 2 I then started looking for 3 only to find out it was cancelled. That's not fair to the viewers who supported you. I refuse to watch anything from your station again. You don't care about us shame on you .
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tracey_reynolds_313
newbie
5 years ago
Terrific acting, wonderful story line. Truly just discovered the show on NetFlix, watched ALL 8 episodes and now cannot bear the thought of not knowing how it all ends!! AAAGGHH!! Please bring this show back. Loved every episode.
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im_greywlf
junior
5 years ago
Weak very Weak I expected the BBC to be interested in doing shows based on acceptance and the interest of the viewers, sounds like rather that encouraging the writers to do better or putting in a better time slot they bailed because the missed 200k viewers.
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nellie_forbush_75
newbie
5 years ago
Again, you've made the WRONG decision about this series. It is one of the best productions you've shown! I love the characters and the story line and now you leave us hanging and wanting more and you're giving up. Shame on you, PBS. Quantity over quality...shame!
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realgurlz
newbie
5 years ago
Seriously... Great watch worthy TV and you cancel it? Get a grip. There are close to 5 million viewers who would appreciate the opportunity to watch quality programs. You could at the very least wrap it all up with a Season 3, so that your loyal viewers aren't left dangling. Please reconsider, promote it for more viewership, and bring it back. (I get the business aspect of it, but seriously, I only heard about it through a friend on FaceBook and have been loyal ever since.) Work harder at gaining ground rather than giving up. I would think that your sponsorships of Viking and Ralph Lauren would appreciate proven viewership versus proposed opportunity.
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joe_schmuck_775
newbie
5 years ago
Wow, what genius at BBC thought that "lets give up on a proven show that gets 4.7 million viewers to make room for some unproven shows that probably won't get squat". They probably got a raise.
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julieincognito
newbie
5 years ago
Well, that's really too bad. I recently tarted watching this excellent series on Amazon because I have a prime account. I added to my list, but I guess I'll just go ahead and delete it now. No sense watching it now. :-/ What a bad business decision that was. Another poster from Oregon mentioned that our OPB service shows mostly shows about murder and other negative subjects. Not interested, either. If shows like The Paradise can't make it...what does that say about our society? BOOOOOO HISS!
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swilliams20
newbie
5 years ago
I LOVE The Paradise and am SO disappointed that it is being cancelled! Fell in love with it the first season and am enjoying the second season but fearful that it's not going to have a real ending. PLEASE do a Season 3 - it is such a good show and well acted - can I sign a petition or something? Sue Williams
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breday
newbie
5 years ago
I was gob-smacked to hear that there will be no Season 3 for The Paradise. This is one of the BEST dramas I have seen on BBC here in the US. Yes, even better than Downton Abbey. I love Downton Abbey, but find The Paradise is on par with the original Forsythe Saga drama televised by BBC TV in the 60's. I was a teenager living in Ireland then and watched every episode of Forsythe with my family. We waited with bated breath every week for the next episode. How disappointing!
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kwing
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5 years ago
I have just watched season 1 - looking forward to season 2 to find out after season 2 it's cancelled!!!!! Why???? You had a slight dip so what! You still had over 4 million viewers!!!! Season 3 please or something to tie it up - sheesh is this what we pay BBc TV licence for - for BBc to not listen to fans! Fed up of bbc having too many irons in the fire and nothing getting completed! Shane on BBC
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sallystarr
newbie
5 years ago
I love this show! Our local PBS just began Season 2 this week. I couldn't wait to watch it and now I find the show has been cancelled. How very disappointing of you Brits! Please bring it back.
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geecee
newbie
5 years ago
Bad decision to cancel this show !!!! I really loved it and looked forward to it. Probably needed some marketing bc no one I ever talked to knew about it !!!
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globalnomads53
newbie
5 years ago
With those kinds of numbers and audience loyalty the programmers at the BBC are idiots
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hoppyfloppyboppy
newbie
5 years ago
Think it stinks that bbc cancelled this! Can we get season two on DVD anywhere! This was a mistake to cancel this! I agree it was not advertised enough if at all !
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sandee_benike
newbie
5 years ago
NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! How can it be cancelled when I just found out about it?? Obviously it was not advertised because I never really heard about it until I saw one JUST one advertisement for it and thought it looked interesting. Now I am in love with it and do not want it to end. Is there a petition or something we all can sign to bring this show back?
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rossangela
newbie
5 years ago
The BBC had a real winner with "The Paradise," and it is a mystery why in the heck they'd want to replace it with "new dramas." I also don't like Masterpiece Mystery, and find that on our public broadcasting station (OPB - Oregon Public Broadcasting) there are far too many shows with murder, violence and detective or mystery themes. On the other hand, The Paradise had a great story line, fabulous actors, and great writing. However, it was and still is, almost impossible to see the episodes of Season 2. They didn't make their way onto our public station, and on the internet they won't let you see them unless you are in the UK. No wonder the "ratings" were low!!!?!!! They prevented us from seeing it, then claimed that the ratings were low. What is wrong with BBC? Are they "americanizing" themselves? BRING BACK THE PARADISE!!!!
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pcnienhaus
newbie
5 years ago
I'm so sad and shocked that this series is cancelled! The acting was tremendous and the story line was wonderfully refreshing from so much of the cop drama and reality TV and crime investigation overload that is on TV these days. The Paradise was so very well done in so many ways! I beg for the decision to cancel to be reexamined! I love historical fiction. It has purpose and makes me smarter!
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shawcy
newbie
5 years ago
Seriously?!?! Bring back The Paradise. If you need room for this wonderful show, get rid of Masterpiece Mystery. I love The Paradise and find it to be in the same venue as Downton Abbey and Mr. Selfridge, both of which I love! Too frequently I have gotten involved in series on those other channels that are canceled mid season and now PBS too? Say it isn't so! If you're this fickle after one season, I'll need to give my heart to HBO!!!
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melodyc
newbie
5 years ago
BBC. Instead of getting rid of "the Paradise" get rid of the idiots who made that decision. It is one of the best series I have watched and that includes "downton Abbey"!. If the British audience didn't know a good thing when they saw it, then we Americans surely do! I ran across this series on Netflix and got hooked from the very first episode. The storyline, the characters and the acting are excellent! Don't leave us hanging-give it another chance-promote it better and see how wrong you all were!! Here's hoping you'll listen to us!
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banditthedog
newbie
5 years ago
Why would you cancel this series? It has been one of my favorite shows. I just finished watching the first season and anxiously waiting to watch the second.... so sad to read that it is over after that... I agree that it should be Selfridge's that should have been cancelled..
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ccd9853
newbie
6 years ago
Why would you cancel this series? Loved it as much as Downton. Big mistake!
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swan43
newbie
6 years ago
This got cancelled? You made the wrong decision, it should have been Selfridge's that got canned!
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allyboo
newbie
6 years ago
I just watch the first season on Netflix. I loved it! I wish you would continue making a third season. I'm soon going to be watching the second season and would love to continue to watch the third. Please bring it back!!!
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sandralt
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6 years ago
Please, please bring The Paradise back! The best show ever and clean.
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sandsheller
newbie
6 years ago
I am disappointed to hear that Paradise was cancelled. Wonderful story lines, great acting, clothing and style. Can I get the second season on dvd or neflix ?
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lainiepoe
newbie
6 years ago
I loved the Paradise and I am disappointed that it has been cancelled. It was a good story line and it was not given a chance to catch on. I hope PBS would reconsider and add it back to the Masterpiece program.
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beautifulmama
newbie
6 years ago
The Paradise is such a well done show. The beautifully written story line, and marvelous acting, pulls you in and doesn't let go. I was so saddened and disappointed to hear the show had been canceled. I agree with the other viewers, BBC please it back.
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masterpiecefan
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6 years ago
I am so disappointed on the shows cancellation. This was a very well done show, and I cannot believe the Brits have no taste. This show was one of the best of Masterpiece
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wejoycee
newbie
6 years ago
I never heard of this program before. I had the opportunity to watch season one. I loved it. What a shame it was canceled. How can I watch season two?
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jujuz321
newbie
6 years ago
I thought The Paradise had an edge on Mr. Selfridge. I can't believe it's been cancelled. Most new dramas are zombie, forensic or some type of cop based story. The Paradise is not based on anything dark or basement dwelling. Just a nice family based, period series showing some history of how it was back in the early 1900"s. These types of series get cut because we are too preoccupied with blood, guts and crime. Such a shame.
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donna_jean
newbie
6 years ago
I know that this has been compared to Mr. Selfridge and there are some similarities but I still enjoyed it. I am disappointed it was cancelled. I've been waiting for Season 2. It's a bummer to get invested in characters or a show and then find out you are going to lose them.
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jantonesmit
newbie
6 years ago
Ugh! You have to be kidding! Best series I've seen in a long time, even on PBS. I love the characters, I love the acting, I love the writing. I'm so upset at this moment, I kept waiting for it to come back for season 2 and now it's been canceled! So very disappointed. Please reconsider bringing it back. Applause to all the creative minds that made it work. You should have advertised in the US more. I simply stumbled upon it one day by accident. I want to see Denise and Moray together, I want to see Miss Audrey happy at last, I want to see the evil Lord Glendenning and his manipulative daughter get what they've got coming to them, even if it means scary Jonas Franks has to come back to do the job. Come on, have a heart, finish the story.
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mpouncil1
newbie
6 years ago
This series is one of the best public television has to offered for people to watch. It doesn't have a lot of violence and profanity and I certainly looked forward to watching it every week. Since u canceled The Paradise I don't watch public television much any more. If this station intends on replacing this series with one that has lots of violence and other offensive science I will not be supporting r watching public television anymore. I hope there r others who will take a stand for decent shows to watch that aren't x rated. This series was one of the best.
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northwestexpress
newbie
6 years ago
Please bring back "The Paradise" with the same cast. Love, love, love this show!!!!!
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shondadiggins21
newbie
6 years ago
Bring it back and make it a Netflix series, I stayed up all night watching the first season...I am very disappointed to see that it is already cancelled after season two. This sucks...you guys should have advertised it more in the US...we would be on the show like Scandal... smh. Darn I feel like I missed out. Sigh.
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elliethemissb
newbie
6 years ago
I just don't get it. I don't even watch TV because it's such a cesspool. I was so happy to find this series -- the writing, the great acting, the music, the beautiful way it's shot and edited. Here in the U.S. we get hours and hours at a time of swamp people, foul-mouthed tuna fisherman, botox-addicted desperate housewives, and tattoo infested pawn stars. Why there is such an appetite for these shows is beyond me. But when we finally are able to watch something elevated and intelligently and creatively produced, it gets cancelled. Its all about profits though. Reality shows are cheap to produce so unfortunately they will be around forever. And equally unfortunate is that the American appetite for them doesn't seem to be diminishing. I must be from another planet. So disappointed in this decision.
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amelia_a_ramos_chamb
newbie
6 years ago
very disappointed to find out this has been cancelled......to think I just fell in love with it thanks to Netflix.
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virginia_macgregor
newbie
6 years ago
I'm very disappointed to hear this. I just finished the first season, and loved it!
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kapple123
newbie
6 years ago
what! the paradise was amazing. very disapionted!
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mmrissman
newbie
6 years ago
So disappointing! I really enjoyed watching this series and stumbled upon it on Netflix. I was hoping to see this show last for more than just two seasons:(
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tzarina
newbie
6 years ago
i seldom watch tv, if i do it's always hgtv. two days ago my friend suggested that i watch the paradise. i watched the whole season till 5 am and went to bed thinking about season 2. can anyone please help me where i can find and watch season 2? thank you!
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jets
newbie
6 years ago
VERY disappointed. I loved Season 1 of The Paradise; have been looking forward to Season 2 and obviously incorrectly, had presumed that there would be many more seasons to come. It was one of those shows that we could all anticipate wanting more - WHAT HAPPENED? Great characters, character development, story line, etc. I just don't get it. I would LOVE to see that decision to cancel changed.
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judykay
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6 years ago
Just watched season one with DVD from library and was searching for it on TV - love it but am so disappointed that quality TV is slowly disappearing. So tired of the brain numbing reality shows. Please bring this back!
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abigailcsanders
newbie
6 years ago
please bring it back. we need to know what happens. all the shows i get into seem to get cancelled. Please dont stop this beautiful story line!!! we want it back!!
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jse
newbie
6 years ago
So upset "The Paradise" has been cancelled! I loved that show and have been waiting impatiently for it to return. Such a horrible decision to cancel this wonderful series.
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donna_locastro
newbie
6 years ago
Annoyed doesn't begin to describe my feelings! I can't believe BBC cancelled The Paradise! It seems so unfair to take away a program that's intelligent, thought provoking, well acted and beautifully produced. I mean seriously, what do "the powers that be" want showing on their channels? There is too much mind numbing TV these days and it seems that's all that's being forced on us. There is too much of this story left to be told. BBC you dropped the ball on this one for sure!
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paulette_moudakis
newbie
6 years ago
In a word - this sucks! I absolutely love this series - matter of fact, I just purchased the Season One DVD set and have been happily anticipating the beginning of Season Two. It is similar to Mr. Selfridge, which I also love, but the main characters are even more likeable. We have a deficit of really great scripted dramas - and this was one - so why was the plug pulled after two seasons. And BTW - will the U.S. market even get to see Season Two? Reconsider this error!
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kbillz
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6 years ago
I came across this show one sunday when here in the US nothing but sports is on tv. I fell in love with this show, got online and watched the ones' I was behind on waited 'unpaitently' for it each sunday and they just take it away. I have very few pleasures in this world and this was one I looked forward to very much. Now only Downton Abbey plays on all the PBS chans. rerun after rerun so I just stopped watching all together...so sad...I do hope they will reconsider this error.....and I just had to sign up just to comment on this issue...
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hopelessromantic1
newbie
6 years ago
Please bring back this show to PBS!!!! I would even watch the reruns.
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bobbywithay
newbie
6 years ago
Sad news indeed. Loved the show and the music. I guess they have their reasons. So, so sad.
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mysterychick
newbie
6 years ago
Whaaat? Why do they always dump the good stuff?! It's an excellent series and the US is waiting anxiously for season 2. Just like House of Elliott. They pulled plug on an excellent series without finishing it or letting it's run it's fine course. I hate when they do that!
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jrelsey14
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6 years ago
That is absolutely horrible news. I am a huge fan of this show as is many others that I know. It will be truly missed.
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