“The Big Leap” is an American television series that combines elements of musical, comedy, and drama. The series centers around a diverse group of people from different backgrounds who come together to participate in a reality dance show. As they navigate the challenges of the competition, the show explores themes of resilience, ambition, and personal growth.
“The Big Leap,” a dance show-within-a-dramedy, won’t be returning for a second season as Fox has decided to cancel the series after its initial 11-episode season.
Despite its innovative concept, “The Big Leap” narrates the tale of a reality show inspired by “So You Think You Can Dance,” recruiting participants for a reimagined version of the iconic ballet, Swan Lake. While the first season performed reasonably well and there were unofficial hints of a second season, Fox ultimately decided to cancel the show.
Why was ‘The Big Leap’ Canceled by FOX?
“The Big Leap” faced challenges as one of Fox’s lowest-rated fall shows, with an average demo rating of 0.4 and 2.8 million total views across platforms. It had the smallest audience and the second-worst demo rating among all broadcast TV drama launches of the season. Despite receiving a rare 100 percent rating among critics on Rotten Tomatoes, Fox made the decision to cancel the series to accommodate the previously announced drama, “Accused.”
Actor Ser’Darius Blain posted on Instagram informing about the cancellation of the series:
Actor Scott Foley also shared his reaction on social media after hearing the cancellation of the show. Check out his video below:
“The Big Leap” resonated as a journey of self-acceptance, body positivity, and empowerment, emphasizing second chances and pursuing dreams regardless of age. The cancellation by the FOX Entertainment is indeed regrettable, especially considering the positive and inspiring themes the show conveyed.