ABC Pulls 'Secret Millionaire' From Schedule; Replaces With 'Once Upon a Time' Repeats

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August 16th, 2012


Secret Millionaire has been pulled for at least the next three weeks, according to a listings update press release sent out by ABC this morning. It will be replaced with repeats for Once Upon a Time, starting this Sunday,  August 19. No return date was given.

Update: Per The Futon Critic, the previously scheduled for Secret Millionaire move to Mondays in late August has also been nixed and ABC will instead air reruns of Castle.

  • rob60990

    I read somewhere it is moving to Monday at 10 for a few weeks when Glass House ends.

  • rob60990

    ABC’s schedule has it moving to Monday at 10 starting August 27th.

  • SVU: Fringe Division

    Futon Critic also says that ABC has nixed the Monday showings and opted for Castle repeats.

  • John A

    As bad as Secret Millionaire does will repeats of these do any better?

  • Bobby Socks

    I hear that they are forcing all of the charities to give the money back

  • Martin

    I don’t get this, the show went down a hell of a lot, granted, because of the Olympics. But why wouldn’t they at least see how it does without the Olympics as competition.

    Granted also, a lot of the networks whose shows went down because of the Olympics didn’t exactly go up after it, but still worth seeing how they would do.

  • Ultima

    I don’t get this, the show went down a hell of a lot, granted, because of the Olympics. But why wouldn’t they at least see how it does without the Olympics as competition.

    Because they already know? Secret Millionaire has aired five episodes this summer that weren’t up against the Olympics.

  • Oliver

    Hm, odd decision. I didn’t think it was doing that badly.

    Wonder if they’re holding it back and will use it as spackle later in the season.

  • rob60990

    Yet they aired every episode of that Glass House disaster. This is pretty stupid.

  • Shim

    They didn’t pull it because it’s doing bad. EM:WLE addition dies worse avf that’s airing Sun plus a rerun the following week. They’re gonna use it during the season (likely holidays) when lore eyeballs available. Running ONCE reruns allows ABC to recoup their costs abd promote new season. ABC knows ONCE reruns won’t do as well as new SM

  • Fred

    Good idea to air Once reruns even if it doesn’t perform as well SM. Once might lure some more viewers this fall.
    ABC should start airing reruns of Revenge as well for the same reason.

  • cj

    I really enjoyed the first two seasons, and I thought it was an interesting/unique show. This season did seem to be alittle lacking,but I’m surprised they canceled it!

  • rob60990

    @Shim, I wondered the same thing.

  • Ultima

    sitcoms online reported all this YESTERDAY

    Is that a shamelss plug for your website or are you trying to make some point about how TVBTN shouldn’t report news from a press release because it was already broken by a site that no one has heard of?

  • The End

    This to me suggests ABC is trying to hype up Once Upon a Times return, Season 2 premieres at the end of September, doing this will get people in the mood for when new episodes air.

  • Bonanzaair

    Not to worry, the OWN network will pick up the Millionaire any time now.

  • iggy

    I have a feeling it will take the place of “Time Machine Chefs” in the very near future.

  • Networkman

    Yes, I would love to watch repeats of Once Upon a Time’s brillant first season. I think this also helps promote the new DVD that should be coming out soon. This show deserves new viewers helping to increase its ratings. It was snubbed by the Emmys.

  • Bee

    aw i wish they’d do this w. revenge also

  • still good shows on tv

    A few weeks ago I thought it was likely to be renewed because it was a summer reality show that was steady at 1.5.

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