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A&E pulls plug on Benjamin Bratt drama 'The Cleaner'

A&E will not renew "The Cleaner" for a third season, according to THR.com.

The news follows the recent cancellation of "The Beast," a cop drama starring the late Patrick Swayze that was dropped after one season. 

The decision to discontinue "The Cleaner" leaves A&E with no original scripted programming on the air. The show starred Benjamin Bratt as an "extreme interventionist." The second season finished airing this month. 

"The Cleaner" had been the first scripted drama A&E had produced in more than six years.  

-- Denise Martin

 
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Benjamin Bratt is exceptional acting as 'The Cleaner'! Just when the show is really coming together, like getting the feel of the 'cleaner's' show private life with family,etc.. Also the great rapour with his team mates is also more comfortable.
I really looked forward to 'The Cleaner', so few programs ~ what are the A&E 'people' thinking? Not thinking.
Really reconsider.....you may find you will have fewer viewers. UPSET.

I approve my first NoJoe, Sept. 26th/09 comment.

dumb show any ways...

So sad ... I loved this show and Benjamin Bratt. Why is it being cancelled??

That's too bad. Ben is the only working American Indian actor. He's an A lister who gets B list roles because of Hollywood's continued racism toward American Indians and other minorities. Keep your head up brother. Ben your top notch. The Northern Cheyenne got your back bro'.

This is both surprising and sad to see such a positive show get cancel " O but lets keep the CRAPPY reality tv.. i had a feeling it was going to be pull because how it ended and jus didn't want to believe it.. Ben is such a great actor and show had learning lessons helping people kick their drug use.. and Ben is also easy on the eyes. WOW i really wish another tv station pic them up and kick some off these silly crappy tv

STUPID AE. They keep crap "dog" on but cancel "Cleaner". For this I will add AE to my list of boycotted channels. I love "Sell This House", but Tanya Memme wont get my viewership bcause of AE stupidity.

Very unhappy they cancelled the cleaner, it was a great show and benjamin bratt is hot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Such a shame. This was one of my top five favorite shows these past two seasons. The stories were always top notch & Benjamin Bratt is truly one of the very best actors around. (Loved him on NBC's E-Ring a few seasons back as well.)I am genuinely saddened about this decision by A&E.

My husband and I love this show. Hope it will be picked up by another network.

I am extremely disappointed to hear The Cleaner was cancelled. To me, this was one of the best REAL "reality" TV shows on. For some of us who like to use TV (especially shows like this) as a teaching agent, it just reinforces that most people would rather watch mindless twitter (like Tatoo Highway, Dog, and Mind Freak) than looking at "what is real" The cast was excellent - as someone who deals personally with addiction, the characters were totally authentic. Kudos to Benjamin Bratt for taking a chance and caring to send a message. What a shame - shame on you, A&E for not daring to be different!!!

very sad! one the best tv dramas I have seen in awhile. guess A&E will go back to edited loops of The Sorpranos Series and the reality garbage.

Hope Showtime or HBO or someone with B*lls will pick this show up.

A&E = Clueless

i can not believe A&E has pulled the Cleaner, i started watching TV again because this show was so well done. This show offered so much, and was truly putting out some truth on there, I work in a rehab/detox,,,,and i was glad to such a venue being shown to such a wide audience and get some info out there on a huge problem in this country.
A&E you will be sorry, and yes i agree with the insanity of scrapping something worthwhile and keeping all the garbage going on TV.
and i look forward to seeing Benjamin on something else,

That is really bad news. My husband I really liked "The Cleaner". I agree with others....CRAP is kept on, but a decent show like this one is gone. Very bad.

A&E BEST WATCH WATCH WHAT THEIR DOING. WHO WAS THE IDIOT WHO CANCELLED THE CLEANER? I KNOW OF 2 FAMILIES WHO HAVE DRUG PROBLEMS AND WHEN THE SHOW FIRST STARTED THEY WATCHED THE SHOW AND OUT OF THOSE 2 FAMILIES 7 OF THE PEOPLE HAVE CLEANED UP THEIR ACT AND HAVE BEEN DRUG FREE OF OVER 1 YEAR. THEY WERE VERY FAITHFUL WATCHERS OF THE SHOW, NOW I DON'T.

I'm just sick they cancelled the cleaner! It was such an awesome
show. We are All sad to lose "The beast" but expected that
show to cancel due to the recent death of Patrick swayze.
Pulling the plug on the cleaner at the same time
will cause a big loss of A/E watchers!! Dumb move!!
Sorry Benjamin bratt , I thought u were awesome!

I agree with every one of the commits made, all but for the one from "Stewart" that guy has no taste what so ever. As far as A&E, I agree what the HELL were you thinking. Benjamin Bratt is hot,but that really doesn't have anything to do with the many reasons why canceling the show is about the dumbest thing that A&E could have done. Who's the idiot that made the final say for this screw up? Maybe A&E should reconsider his decision and cancel him/her. That would be the smart thing to do.

I'm very upset that this show was cancelled. I am SO SICK OF ALL THE REALITY SHOWS, especially families of the "rich and famous">I feel Benjamin Bratt filled the shoes of this real life person. As watching the A & E show "INTERVENTION", I admire those who reach out and try to help those who's lives are devastated by drugs and addictions. I have a 29 year old daughter who fell into this world about 2 years ago and haven't been able to reach her. So watching both the "Cleaner" and "Intervention" helped me get through the week with some sort of hope.

I guess A&E decided it was cheaper to continue the offering of prior "Hit Shows" than to offer a real life drama based on a "real" person. Pratt was good in his portrayal and the show touched on a true epidemic in this country and one man's belief he could make a difference. IT'S REALLY TOO BAD A&E WASN'T FORESIGHTED ENOUGH TO KNOW WHEN THEY HAD A GOOD THING. A&E CERTAINLY DID NOT WIN ANY POINTS IN THE DECISION.

This was and still is a very excellent series. I am talking about "The cleaner". Mr. Benjamin Bratt is an actor on the level of "Denzel Washington", and he showed that in this character William. I am sad for it's departure. I wish A&E would change their mind. Put the show in another time slot instead of canceling it the first time the show got a low rating. It was the bomb, my friends and my self could not wait for another episode every tuesday. I believe if it was on an hour earlier more people would see it. Because his style was awesome and his inteventions were real and touched so many of you viewers heart. You have made a grave mystake with this cancellation. I will miss Benjamin vey much he has grown so much in his acting and his co actors were awesome as well as the plots every week. No I will have to go to bed an hour ealier for there is nothing to replace my B"Cleaner. Please! Please! change your mind. I also loved the way he loved his family. He remind me of a sexy black family man back in the day, so cool and his television wife she didn't take no mess and kept William together.

Sharon Taylor a fan

 
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