SAVING GRACE coming to an end.

The sound you hear is heart breaking.

THR is reporting that SAVING GRACE will have a final nine episode season next summer, then ride off into the sunset.

The reason appears to be a financial one. The offer TNT made to Fox Studios, the company behind the show, was unacceptable because of SG’s high production costs. The ratings are actually at an all-time high, with season three drawing 3.5 million viewers per ep.

I am a huge fan of the series. The writing is good and the cast has some amazing chemistry. To say this started my day off wrong is an understatement.

SG stars Holly Hunter as Grace Hanadarko, an Oklahoma dectective whose agressiveness carries over into her personal life (sex, booze, smoking).

Note to Fox Studios: Cut back on catering costs and make a new deal happen!