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.

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Canceled: I Know What You Did Last Summer (Prime Video)

According to reports, Prime Video has canceled I Know What You Did Last Summer after one season.

Renewed: We're Here (HBO)

We're Here will return for a third season on HBO.

Renewed: Yellowjackets (Showtime)

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Renewed: American Dad (TBS)

On Dec. 16, TBS announced that American Dad will return for not one, but two more seasons. The comedy series was picked up for seasons 18 and 19 ahead of the Jan. 24 premiere of season 17 on TBS.

Renewed: CSI: Las Vegas (CBS)

The Las Vegas crime lab will stay open for business, as CBS has renewed CSI: Las Vegas for a second season.

Renewed: Why Women Kill (Paramount+)

Why Women Kill will return for a third season on Paramount+. The streamer confirmed the news on Dec. 15.

Ending: Servant (Apple TV+)

On Dec. 14, M. Night Shyamalan confirmed that Servant will end following its fourth season.

Canceled: Diary of a Future President (Disney+)

In December, Diary of a Future President was canceled by Disney+ after two seasons.

Canceled: Cowboy Bebop (Netflix)

Netflix announced on Dec. 9 that the bounty hunters will unfortunately not be returning for season two.

Renewed: Power Book II: Ghost (Starz)

Starz announced on Dec. 7 that James "Ghost" St. Patrick will continue his legacy in season three of Power Book II: Ghost.

Renewed: The Sex Lives of College Girls (HBO Max)

On Dec. 7, HBO Max announced that Kimberly Finkle (Pauline Chalamet) and her roommate girl gang will attend Essex College for another semester filled with coffee shop shifts and naked shenanigans in season two of The Sex Lives of College Girls.

Renewed: Outer Banks (Netflix)

Chase Stokes, Madelyn Cline and the rest of the cast of Outer Banks are heading back to paradise as Netflix announced the hit-drama would be renewed for a third season on Dec. 7

Canceled: A.P. Bio (Peacock)

Class will no longer be in session for A.P. Bio. After the comedy was canceled at NBC after two seasons, A.P. Bio found a new home on Peacock. However, on Dec. 6, creator Mike O'Brien announced that the NBCUniversal streaming service did not renew the show for a fifth season.

Canceled: Kevin Can F**k Himself (AMC)

In November, it was announced that Kevin Can F**k Himself will end after its second season.

Renewed: Men in Kilts (Starz)

Season two of the travel show will follow Outlander's Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish as they explore New Zealand.

Ending: PEN15 (Hulu)

The hilarious Hulu comedy will come to end after season two resumes on Friday, Dec. 3.

Renewed: Chucky (Syfy and USA Network)

Chucky will continue to be the stuff of nightmares, as Syfy and USA Network renewed the hit horror show for a second season.

Renewed: We Are Lady Parts (Peacock)

We Are Lady Parts will continue to rock on thanks to a second season. Peacock confirmed the renewal news on Monday, Nov. 22.

Ending: Queen Sugar (OWN)

Queen Sugar's seventh season will be its last on OWN.

Renewed: The D'Amelio Show (Hulu)

The D'Amelio Show will return for a second season, Hulu announced in November 2021.

Renewed: Selena + Chef (HBO Max)

Selena Gomez will continue cooking up a storm as her HBO Max series, Selena + Chef, has been renewed for a fourth season.

Ending: Search Party (HBO Max)

In November 2021, it was revealed that Search Party will come to an end after its fifth season.

Renewed: Fantasy Island (Fox)

Viewers will be able to check back into Fantasy Island when the drama's second season premieres in 2022.

Ending: Hanna (Prime Video)

The upcoming third season of Hanna will be the show's last.

Renewed: Heels (Starz)

The wrestling drama starring Stephen Amell and Alexander Ludwig will return for a second season at Starz.

Renewed: Succession (HBO)

The Roy family drama will continue, as Succession has been renewed for a fourth season.

Renewed: You (Netflix)

Netflix has renewed You for a fourth season, the streaming service confirmed on Oct. 13.

Renewed: The Other Two (HBO Max)

The Other Two will return for a third season on HBO Max.

Ending: Derry Girls (Netflix)

Derry Girls will come to an end after three seasons, creator Lisa McGee confirmed in September 2021.

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

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