"The Grand" was cancelled after two seasons because the television ratings were not good enough for a third season to be commissioned. The show was critically acclaimed and well-reviewed, but it did not get high audience viewing figures.
"The Grand" was one of the first TV shows written by Russell T. Davies, who went on to write "Queer As Folk," "Bob and Rose" and "Doctor Who." The show was set at the end of World War I and features the re-opening of a luxury hotel by a once wealthy family. The program focuses on the internal drama between the family and the staff as they try to restore the hotel to its former glory.