'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.

 
  • Anthony Parello (AP076)

    @Longshanks
    “that good shows that make people have to think aren’t going to last.”

    Are you really going to pull out that tired old excuse for people not watching shows that you perceive as intellectually challenging?

    There is plenty of TV on that may in fact be intellectually challenging to others that are doing just fine in the ratings although the majority of programs that fit this bill may be on cable or PBS at the moment.

  • Bunny

    I love 666Park Ave.The networks do not let these series even get started and the are cancelled. Wow this is a big disappointment. Dont care for Nashville. Can we have one series that is not a reality based mess of silliness.That is why people are switching to Netflix. You can watch what you want when you want without some person behind a desk making decisions and besides that no commercials…Tv has turned into a teen show only and guess what they are all on U-Tube..

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)

    @Bunny

    “Can we have one series that is not a reality based mess of silliness”

    Such hyperbole!!!!

    If memory serves the TV networks started the season with 7 “traditional reality shows” and 71 scripted shows. Hardly a takeover by reality.

  • Ultima

    @Justin
    Let alone bubble shows Scandal, Nashville, Castle, which now look “Certain Renewals”.

    Heck, even Body of Proof is likely to become a certain renewal.

    What nonsense.

    Last Resort and 666 Park Ave have been certain cancellations for a while now; the shows actually being canceled does not change anything because it was expected!

  • The End

    @Anthony Parello (AP076)

    People should spare the effort of doing Save or Show campaigns and get people with Nielsen boxes to tune in every week. Depending on the network, a sudden and huge surge of viewers would be enough to raise a few eyebrows. As long as its sustained and not just a one off thing.

    Some networks would go back and revisit the original decision in some cases.

  • City Kitty

    Last Resort is a very entertaining show. I loved the premise that there was a narcissistic person in the white house who had gotten out of hand. Did they portray reality a little too well???

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)

    @The End
    “People should spare the effort of doing Save or Show campaigns and get people with Nielsen boxes to tune in every week. ”

    Interesting but impossible idea, lol.

    What would one do to make this happen? Select an elite group of commandos from those shows’ limited viewership to go into the homes of Nielsen families and force them to watch the show?

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)

    @City Kitty

    “I loved the premise that there was a narcissistic person in the white house who had gotten out of hand. Did they portray reality a little too well???”

    What nonsense!!!! Unless you are referring to the last 220 years of “reality”.

  • Tina

    I will miss 666 PA, the stories were really getting interesting. I do hope they at least give us an ending instead of leaving it all up in the air. Its really too bad. The actors were great and the scares good. Ah well, another one bites the ghostly dust. Boo ABC.

  • Mike

    Here’s what I get from these cancellations:

    Don’t get interested in Genre Shows with interesting premises that promise a lot before the season starts. I am actually surprised Revolution has lasted this long (a show I also watch faithfully). What was the last Genre show that lasted? “Lost”? “Fringe”? They’re never given a chance to find a proper audience and their proper place.

    I guarantee you, if “Last Resort” was put in a time slot anywhere BUT against “The Big Bang Theory” it would have done excellent. Right there, in that time slot, you lost almost 20 million Geeks, who would have watched a show like this if only it wasn’t against the TBBT Juggernaut. Inseat, you could have programmed something else, like a stupid show of the kind of “Wipeout” against TBBT and then put “The Last Resort” in a better time slot.

  • The End

    @Anthony Parello (AP076)

    Lol I honestly have no idea how. Nielsen viewers are so rare, I’ve only seen one post here for example, and on twitter perhaps another. Networks aren’t allowed to directly canvass for viewers, so short of someone doing an Inception type dream hacking. I have no idea.

    I’m guessing really just people spreading the word in the hope someone with a box who DVRs the show, or is interested in the show is around and willing to latch onto the idea? Less than 20,000 households exist in America. Any fanbase that can get the idea right and make it work deserves their show saved.

  • Jessamine

    Shaw Ryan twitted this a few hours ago:

    “News is true. No Back 9 for #LastResort. We will film and and air all 13 episodes. We’re going to give you no-holds barred kick-ass ending.”

  • JEFF S

    CUT MY LIFE INTO PIECES!

  • Ultima

    @Mike
    I guarantee you, if “Last Resort” was put in a time slot anywhere BUT against “The Big Bang Theory” it would have done excellent.

    Last Resort dropped 40% of its audience in one month. That has nothing to do with scheduling.

  • The End

    I love this tweet. Terry O’Quinn on the cancelation of 666 Park Avenue.

    https://twitter.com/OQuinnTerry/status/269909747287867393

    What a legend. Still very sad news but what a great way to handle it.

  • The End

    @MrFreezeDude

    Liking a page will do absolutely nothing to bring the show back. Don’t kid yourself there.

  • tjw

    @ Mike and Ultima,

    I got bored, so I decided to look at Last Resort’s and BBT’s ratings. If you can see a correlation here, you’ve got better eyes than me.

    Wk LR BBT
    1 2.2 4.8
    2 1.9 4.9
    3 1.6 4.5
    4 1.7 4.8
    5 1.3 5.0
    6 1.4 5.1
    7 1.2 5.7

  • tish

    I really loved Last Resort…I hate to see it end…but I’ve truly enjoyed it weekly….cliff hanger!

  • Kata

    I never start to watch new shows anymore… so pissed how the networks try to get the viewers hooked to just cancel before the season is over. Sick of it. Now I only watch shows that have been renewed. I would have watched at least three new shows this season… but never started because I don’t like being played with. Screw the networks… may they all just go down.

  • The End

    @Kata

    You don’t understand that at the end of the day, it’s business, it’s all about the money and nothing more. Put it this way, if you’re not making money off something, why keep it? When your aim is to make as much money as possible, and be successful as a network, what use is there in keeping under performing shows around? None. It’s a harsh reality that people accept, I do.

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