Fox has announced that ‘The Big Leap’ won’t be returning for season two and has been cancelled. The series was created by Fox Entertainment and 20th Television.
“The Big Leap” is a modern tale about second chances, chasing your dreams and taking back what’s yours. From creator/executive producer Liz Heldens (“The Passage,” “Friday Night Lights”), director/executive producer Jason Winer (“Modern Family,” “Perfect Harmony”) and executive producer Sue Naegle (“Soundtrack,” “The Plot Against America”), the show revolves around a group of diverse, down-on-their-luck characters attempting to change their lives by participating in a potentially life-ruining reality dance show featuring a modern reimagining of “Swan Lake.”
In the United States, the series was released on the Fox channel and Hulu. Internationally the series was released on Disney+ as a Star Original in many countries such as the UK, Australia and Canada.
There was hopes that The Big Leap would follow a success like Fox’s breakout hit Glee, but The Big Leap did not follow Glee‘s ratings trajectory. In fact, it was Fox’s lowest-rated series this season. Even though the show didn’t pull in the viewers, The Big Leap was a hit with critics with a rare 100% on rotten tomatoes. The network met with The Big Leap team to hear their Season 2 pitch before making the final decision.