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NBC is cutting off the power.

The network has officially canceled Revolution, Eric Kripke and J.J. Abrams' action-drama, which is currently in its second season. The network also put a stake in Dracula, its vampire drama starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers.

Also axed by NBC was freshman comedy Growing Up Fisher, which starred J.K. Simmons. Believe, the freshman drama from Gravity director Alfonso Cuarón and Abrams, was also canceled. It debuted at midseason to 6.5 million viewers, before dropping to 4.2 million viewers and a 1.0 demo rating. Crisis, NBC's other midseason freshman drama starring Dermot Mulroney and Gillian Anderson, was also axed. 

Revolution's season two ratings decline has been a particularly steep one as the drama, which started Billy BurkeElizabeth Mitchell and Giancarlo Esposito, was the No. 1 new show last year, with its series premiere setting a ratings record for NBC.  The most recent episode of Revolution brought in just 3.82 million viewers and 1.3 rating.

The cancellations comes on the heels of NBC's decision not to renew Community for a sixth season.

Faring better than CommunityRevolution, Believe, Crisis and Growing Up Fisher were Hannibal and About a Boy, which were just renewed for their third and second seasons, respectively.

Also renewed by NBC? Law & Order: SVU, Chicago PD, Chicago Fire, The Blacklist, Parks and Recreation and Grimm. Reality series The Voice and Celebrity Apprentice were also picked up. 

NBC has yet to decide the fates of freshman dramas Crisis and Believe, the latter of which also comes from Abrams. 

(E! and NBC are both part of the NBCUniversal family.)

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