In the series game, one out of two is a good average.
After renewing its zombie series, The Walking Dead, after two airings, AMC has cancelled freshman drama Rubicon.
"Rubicon gave us an opportunity to tell a rich and compelling story and we're very proud of the series," said the network in a statement. "This was not an easy decision, but we are grateful to have had the opportunity to work with such a phenomenally talented and dedicated team."
Produced by Warner Horizon Television, Rubicon, AMC's third original series after Mad Men and Breaking Bad, premiered on Aug. 1.
AMC and partner Fox International Channels announced the second season pick earlier this week, ordering a 13-installment sophomore campaign.
Rubicon was AMC's third series launch following the three-time Emmy-winning retro advertising drama Mad Men, and Breaking Bad, which stars Bryan Cranston as high school chem teacher turned crystal meth cooker and seller Walt White. Cranston has captured a trio of best drama actor Emmys for his portrayal. Co-star Aaron Paul captured a best supporting actor trophy for his role Jesse Pinkman.