Scott Peters, executive producer of The 4400, announced the cancellation in a brief statement on the show's message board.
To all the wonderful fans of The 4400
It’s with great sadness that I pass along to you the information I’ve just received — The 4400 has been cancelled. We’ve had a great time bringing you this story and submersing you in the lives of all these incredible characters. Thank you especially to the folks on the board here whose tireless devotion to the show is nothing short of remarkable. Shout out to Bubba, by the way! I love your posts, man.
I just spoke to Joel and we had a great talk about what we all accomplished and how much we’ll miss our family that is our crew and our cast… and our fans. But at least we got to go out with a bang! I had an awesome time directing the last episode. I think I got to make almost every single cast member cry (on camera). How much fun was that?!
So let me raise my metaphorical glass to you all and thank you for being so loyal and so dedicated. I wish we could go on forever, but the party has come to an end. Be well and on behalf of all of us at The 4400 — thank you, it’s been a pleasure.
Scott Peters Creator / Executive Producer The 4400 http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ headline/nation/5389114.html
A great shame.
I thought it was a very creative show that entertained as well as made you think.
First the Battlestar Galactica remake now this - hopefully something equally as good will come to take their place.
BSG got to tell its story in its own time, and its makers chose when to end it. And it's come back once already. Until we know more about the situation I'm going to presume The 4400 was not ready to go and will never return.