The Shield creator Shawn Ryan is now on a three-show losing streak, with The Last Resort joining Chicago Code and Terriers on the cancellation pile. But that doesn’t mean Ryan’s shows have been lousy. Chicago Code was solid, Terriers was terrific and The Last Resort, which concludes its 13-episode run Thursday with a powerful finale, was an intriguing, well-crafted military tale that unfortunately was on the wrong network in the wrong time slot (the military drama would have done better on CBS at 10 p.m. Tuesdays.)

Ryan told HitFix’s Alan Sepinwall:

In my mind, I know that I gave everything I could to the show, and I gave my best with it. I’m very proud of the show. My employers probably wouldn’t like to hear this, but I’d rather be proud of a show that failed than not be proud of a show that succeeded.

Read the full interview