Rob Lowe's new TV show THE LYON'S DEN has officially come to an end, following weeks of speculation over its fate.

The series - which debuted in the autumn (03) - has been out of production for weeks, and TV network NBC hasn't aired an episode since early last month (DEC03), following dismal ratings.

NBC bosses kept audiences guessing about the show's future by refusing to confirm or deny the possibility of a cancellation, but have now confirmed it will not be returning to screens.

But Lowe, who began work on the show after leaving The West Wing, remains proud of his short-lived project.

He says, "I'm proud of The Lyon's Den, and, as you know this maybe was not the year to try to launch a new show on a network television schedule.

"By the time we found our creative voice, we'd been pulled. But I had a great relationship with NBC. You know, that's the nature of the TV business today. I had a fantastic memory of it, fantastic experience. And you can't have any regrets."

08/01/2004 21:23