Why Lindsey Vonn's The Pack Was Really Canceled

Amazon Prime Video's The Pack will not have a second season. Here's what we know about the show's cancelation...

By Alyssa Ray Jan 14, 2021 7:35 PMTags
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The Pack will not be getting a second season.

E! News has learned that the Amazon Prime Video competition series hosted by Lindsey Vonn will only have one season. This news, which was first reported by The Wrap, comes after footage leaked of participating dogs facing a seemingly distressing challenge.

However, this situation is not what sparked the show's cancelation. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic is actually to blame for The Pack's short-lived run.

A source tells E!, "Since it's a travel show, it was hard to continue to shoot the show with the current COVID landscape."

The series followed 12 dogs and their owners as they traveled the globe competing in various challenges. At the end, the winning pair fetched a $500,000 prize and an additional $250,000 was given to their charity of choice.

Olympian Vonn hosted the show alongside her own pet pal, Lucy. Speaking of Vonn, our source said the famed skier would never associate herself with a project that "would mistreat animals."

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"Lindsey is an animal lover, she has rescued and fostered several dogs," the insider added. "She would never participate in a show that would mistreat animals. The show donated more than $250k to animal organizations along the way during filming."

Ahead of The Pack's premiere, executive producer Jay Bienstock detailed to Variety how animal safety was a priority on the show. According to Bienstock, The Pack's dog safety team had "absolute power" to intervene on behalf of the animals.

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He relayed at the time, "If dog safety said, 'Stop this,' we would stop. We gave them a pass at everything because, what are we missing here? Like in the first show in Los Angeles on the beach, I've gone to the beach with my dog a zillion times without a leash, but they said if there's no leash, you need a fence, so we built a fence. Their input was so valuable."

Contestant Mark LeBlanc and his 10-year-old Border Collie Ace were the winners of season one.

For other 2021 cancelations, scroll through the images below.

Ending: Pose (FX)

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Rnewed: Superman & Lois (The CW)

After just one very highly rated premiere episode, The CW has renewed Superman & Lois for a season two. 

Ending: Younger (TVLand/Paramount+)

Younger is moving to Paramount+ for its seventh and final season, which will consist of 12 episodes. 

Renewed: Fate: The Winx Saga (Netflix)

Netflix has renewed Fate: The Winx Saga for a second season.

Ending: Mom (CBS)

Mom will end after season eight, with its series finale airing on May 6 on CBS.

Renewed: Bob Hearts Abishola (CBS)

CBS has renewed the Chuck Lorre comedy for a third season.

Renewed: The Neighborhood (CBS)

CBS has given an early renewal for season four of The Neighborhood

Ending: Brooklyn Nine-Nine (NBC)

NBC announced that Brooklyn Nine-Nine will end after season eight, which will premiere during the 2021/2022 TV season.

Ending: Wynonna Earp (SYFY)

After four seasons and one near cancellation, Wynonna Earp will be coming to an end. Filming for season four was interrupted by the pandemic, but the final batch of episodes will premiere on March 5. 

Renewed: Walker (The CW)

After having the most watched premiere on The CW in five years, Walker was confirmed for a second season in February 2020. The series also received an additional five episodes for season one.

Renewed: Batwoman (The CW)

We'll get to experience more of Javicia Leslie as Batwoman will have a third season.

Renewed: Riverdale (The CW)

Riverdale will return for a sixth season in the 2021-2022 TV season.

Renewed: In the Dark (The CW)

We won't keep you In the Dark with this TV news! The CW hit will return for season four.

Renewed: Dynasty (The CW)

Dynasty will have a fifth season as The CW renewed the dramatic series in February 2020.

Renewed: Roswell, New Mexico (The CW)

Season four of Roswell, New Mexico will come in the 2021-2022 season.

Renewed: All American (The CW)

All American has been greenlit for season four on The CW.

Renewed: Charmed (The CW)

Charmed will return for season four in the 2021-2022 TV season.

Renewed: The Flash (The CW)

Season eight of The Flash has been confirmed.

Renewed: DC's Legends of Tomorrow (The CW)

We can't wait to see what's next for our favorite superheroes when DC's Legends of Tomorrow returns for season seven.

Renewed: Legacies (The CW)

Legacies, the third show from The Vampire Diaries franchise, will return with a fourth season.

Renewed: Nancy Drew (The CW)

Nancy Drew will be back with new episodes in season three.

Ending: Shrill (Hulu)

Shrill, starring Aidy Bryant, will return for a third and final season in 2021. 

Renewed and Ending: The Bold Type (Freeform)

The Bold Type will be back for a fifth and final season in 2021. 

Renewed: Love Island (CBS)

After a much-improved second season, CBS has renewed its version of Love Island for a third season.

Renewed: Too Hot To Handle (Netflix)

Netflix has renewed Too Hot to Handle (the dating show with the robot who tells people not to have sex) for not just one but two more seasons. 

Renewed: The Blacklist (NBC)

The Blacklist, which is currently in its eighth season, has been renewed for season nine on NBC.

Renewed: Bridgerton (Netflix)

All the ton's aflutter due to the fact that Bridgerton will be back on Netflix for a season two, with a focus on Anthony (Jonathan Bailey). Production begins in spring 2021. 

Canceled: At Home With Amy Sedaris (TruTV)

TruTV has canceled At Home With Amy Sedaris after three seasons, just in time for season three to head to HBO Max.

Renewed: Saved By the Bell (Peacock)

NBCU's streaming service Peacock has renewed the reimagined Saved By the Bell series featuring O.G. stars and a crop of young new talent for a second season.

Renewed and Ending: Animal Kingdom (TNT)

TNT has renewed the drama Animal Kingdom for a sixth and final season, ahead of season five's summer 2021 debut. 

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Season one of The Pack can be found on Amazon Prime Video.

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