'Last Resort' and '666 Park Avenue' Canceled by ABC

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November 16th, 2012

The Cancellation Bear is beginning his Thanksgiving feast a week early. Just a few hours after the cancellation of Partners, two more shows have been axed. Per The Hollywood Reporter, ABC has canceled its freshman dramas Last Resort and 666 Park Avenue. Each show will air all 13 episodes that were shot, but will not continue beyond episode 13, despite the additional scripts that were ordered. There is already some speculation that Nashville could take over 666 Park Avenue's time period. We will post more details as they become available.

  • sab_blue fan

    I guess my tastes must differ wildly from the rest of America. Every time I seem to like a show it spells its death knell–it’s just so tiring. I happened to like both 666 and Last Resort, so i guess i should’ve known they would be cancelled. It is very frustrating.

    It just seems to me that if a show steps a little outside the box then most of America rejects it. That is why network tv is so cookie cutter–it’s always sitcoms, reality tv, or dramas that are medical, lawyer, or cop shows.

    Last Resort was an excellent conspiracy show that was very well acted and had tight scripts, but its’ time slot–are you kidding me??? Did they want it to fail?? I’ll be the first to admit that 666 started off slow, but then it’s plot started to thicken and it was going more and more in an interesting horror story direction.

    Oh well– i guess that cable is the last bastion of serious, creative drama on tv.

  • alexjones

    was no surprise, at least their airing all the episodes produced.

  • Shannon

    Really hope Nashville will move to Sunday.

  • Travis

    It boggles my mind that people accuse ABC of not doing anything new when ‘Last Resort’ was them attempting something different. Without ABC, ‘LR’ probably doesn’t exist to begin with. And it was given a shot and failed. The only ones to blame are the showrunners and writers for not making a more appealing show. It wasn’t CBS’ doing, ABC’s or the timeslot’s. It was the show’s. I do feel for its fans, but be glad that you get all 13 episodes because most shows don’t even get that. But I sppose that’s just another example of Mickey Mouse being unfair. As for it being picked up, please stop the nonsense now (and try not to use the ‘Southland’ example because that was a totally different situation.)

  • axola

    666 was one of these series which to me looks great when you read about it. Then you watch 2 episodes and you realize you should quit, not only because its pretty boring and repetitive but because its clear the show runners don’t have a clue where they are going. No thank, I don’t want to be ” losted” again!!!!
    I actually enjoy LR, but checking the ratings weekly it was easy to see it wasn’t going to be on for long. I still haven’t watched the last 2 episodes for this reason and I am going to wait if the show has closure before investing my time on it.

  • Kerri

    I really wanted to like 666 Park Ave. There were really great moments in the show and a cool premise. Something was off in the execution. I could never really relate to the characters, either. It’s a shame. I think it could have been great.

  • Adrienne

    I am very disappointed that 666 Park Ave is being canceled. I like a good thriller and it has a great cast.

  • brutony

    RRROOOAAARRR-Double ROAR! The Cancellation Bear is HUNGRY, and all he can say is,,feed me, FEED ME! Partners first, then a double shot of Resort and 666, look out, The Mob Doctor!

  • SarahL

    Some of you are so over dramatic. Yes, it is disappointing when a show that you like gets cancelled, but some of you are acting someone die. Get a grip!

  • Chris

    Sarah do you start a book and then throw it in the trash? Would be a waste of time right? Same goes for a TV show that you invest your time into. If it happened once in a while that is fine, but it happens all the time now!

  • SarahL

    Comparing a book to a tv show makes no sense. A book which is a complete entity where you throw away or a lose a copy, you can always find another and read it later. Every time you start watching a new tv show you take the risk that it might not be popular and it might be cancelled after a few episodes.

    In fact, something like 65 percent of show get cancelled within their first season. So the cancellation of these two ABC shows is the norm, not the exception. If anything with cable, more and more shows are surviving longer as they find a niche audience.

    The fact remains it is a ridiculous to act so overwrought over a cancelled tv show.

  • Chris


    It makes perfect sense. The general point is you waste your time and you don’t get a conclusion to the story.

  • Dan S

    I can’t tell who’s having a worse season ABC or Fox. I’d say AI will save Fox but ABC has the fading DWTS & a lot of holes to plug in their leaky primetime lineup. Unless Red Widow & Zero Hour catch on fire they’ll likely end up in 4th place at seasons end.

  • Patrick Gillease

    No surprise, but I will miss “Last Resort.” Interesting premise a-la “LOST”, but not very well executed. And Andre Braugher overacts something awful!! I guess this means without an extra episode ordered that we will be left hanging AGAIN by ABC without seeing the sub get home. I say we all boycott ABC serialized dramas from now on since they can’t at least fork over the cash to provide endings. I am so sick of this! It’s simple enough to film alternate endings for serialized dramas. Start doing it ABC!!!!!!

  • Patrick Gillease

    Oh, and fire ABC head Paul Lee already. His schedules SUCK !!

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “Same goes for a TV show that you invest your time into. If it happened once in a while that is fine, but it happens all the time now!”

    No more now than the last 30 years or so.

    The internet just makes it a lot more convenient to whine about it.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “I can’t tell who’s having a worse season ABC or Fox”

    Perhaps their ratings change vs. last season would illuminate your understanding.

    Fox -29%
    CBS -18%
    ABC -7%
    NBC +23%
    CW down, but apples/apples comparisons impossible with the numbers we have.

  • ronnie

    It is extremely selfish behaviour of tv networks to cancel tv shows without financing a conclusion episode.
    ABC could easily order just a single final conclusion episode of either series.
    It is not like ABC would lose a massive amount of money and become broke in one day by financing just a single final episode.Fact is ABC and every other broadcast network out there are selfish.they never care about viewers.they only care about advertisers.
    Just a conclusion episode is not too much to ask.spending an entire ten episodes on a flop series(Gossip Girl season 6) is not feasible for most networks.but one final episode after cancellation is what we loyal viewers deserve.
    We stick around your shows through its struggling times and this is how u punish us.Shame ! Shame! Shame!

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “It is extremely selfish behaviour of tv networks to cancel tv shows without financing a conclusion episode.”

    You should stop payment on that check you sent ABC for Last Resort immediately.

    Oh, wait…

  • richard

    @ mayorofsmpleton from pg 8, yes i completely agee, it became apparent 5 or 6 weeks (im being generous) that awake was going to be cancelled. but that would never have stopped me from watching it. and i already liked the show a lot. but had i not continued watching, i would have missed out on 3 of the best tv episodes of all time (11, 12, 13). i miss awake, i really think it was one of the greatest tv series of all time, but im glad it got a chance. and even though it ended on a cliffhanger, i am really glad i watched it.

    @ afflan, i love awake! Boomtown is also another show to add to that list.

    i say awake and boomtown are just as good as breaking bad or justifie( same creator as boomtown), or dexte, or malcolm in the middle.

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