The first reports came from Blade co-star Jill Wagner's MySpace page, where she indicated that the Marvel-based Blade TV series would not be renewed for a second 13-episode season.  Now those reports have been confirmed by the 'mens' channel' Spike TV, which cited low ratings as the reason for the non-renewal of the series that was produced by David Goyer and written by Geoff Johns.


In spite of a strong debut (see 'Blade Bites Off Big Share'), ratings for the series dropped off quickly. 


Marvel just launched a new Blade comic book series with art by Howard Chaykin (see 'Civil War #2 Back to Press').