Courteney Cox-Led Shining Vale Canceled at Starz After 2 Seasons

The second season of the horror comedy Shining Vale will be its last, Starz announced. Aside from not renewing the series for Season 3, all two seasons of the Courteney Cox-led series will also be removed from the streaming platform at the end of the year. 

According to an insider close to the network (via Variety), the show did not garner “a large enough audience” for it to warrant a Season 3 order. 

What is Shining Vale about?

Created by Astrof and Sharon Horgan, Shining Vale follows a married couple from Brooklyn who relocate to a fictional old Victorian mansion in Connecticut. Currently on the brink of their marriage, the house — which used to be an asylum for women — appears to be haunted, at least for Pat Phelps (Cox). Unhappy with her current life, mental health issues also run in Pat’s family history. 

The official synopsis for Shining Vale reads: “A dysfunctional family moves from the city to a small town into a house in which terrible atrocities have taken place. But no one seems to notice except for Patricia “Pat” Phelps, who’s convinced she’s either depressed or possessed – turns out, the symptoms are exactly the same.”

The second season picked up where the first season left off, throwing Pat into a psychiatric hospital for trying to murder her family. The entire Phelps family starts to experience an otherworldly presence while Pat battles demons of her own. 

The rest of the Shining Vale cast includes Greg Kinnear as Terry Phelps, Dylan Gage as Jake Phelps, Gus Birney as Gaynor Phelps, Merrin Dungey as Kam, and Mira Sorvino, who plays multiple characters such as Rosemary Wellingham, Ruth Levin, and Nellie Burke.