Patrick Swayze’s police drama The Beast will not be renewed for a second season, U.S. network A&E has announced.
Swayze, who is suffering from pancreatic cancer, made 13 episodes of the series, starring as a veteran FBI agent in Chicago.
Swayze kept shooting the series despite undergoing chemotherapy that he described as “hell on wheels.”
A&E president Bob DeBitetto, quoted in the Hollywood Reporter, said Swayze’s work on the show was “an inspiration to us all” and the series “has truly been a labour of love for everyone.”
The series, which drew an average audience of about 1.3 million viewers per episode, was not deemed to be a ratings hit.
Swayze, best known for roles in the films Dirty Dancing, Ghost and Road House, is currently writing his memoirs.
Now 56, he has acknowledged publicly that he may have less than two years to live.