'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.

 
  • Fred

    Nashville would surely improve upon 666 Sunday at 10:00PM.

  • Lauren S

    Knew it was coming but I’m still heartbroken over 666, it was such a great show.

  • violet hour

    i stopped bothering with 666 after first episode not my genre but it was a good show , shame they cncelled it though…

    after a few WTF cancellations a couple years ago i learned not to get too attached to new show , and wait to see if they made it to a 2nd season before thinking about dipping my toe in that show’s water…

    its a brave new world today when a show has to be a homerun from the get go , its like 3 strikes and you’re out! not even given a whole season before getting the boot!

  • mindilee

    Not that I wanted either of them to fail but I hope Terry O’Quinn and Autumn Reaser (spelling?) make their way back to Hawaii Five-0. Joe White still has more story to tell and Danny needs his girlfriend back!

  • K

    Bye bye Last Resort and 666.

    Your ratings will no longer matter.

  • Nikolas Mitchell

    Last Resort was a good show in a bad time spot. I’m going to miss it when it stops airing but I’ll get over it. I watched the first two episodes of 666 Park Ave and I hated it. No surprise that it was cancelled.

  • don

    maybe every network should follow amc and make a good show with what people want not what they think we want,just look at the walk dead and if you show it they will come

  • Poop

    They probably cancelled “666” because the stage and sets were damaged by Sandy. Somebody at ABC must really not believe in the strength of crews on the East Coast. Those film crew members work 12-16hours a day and commute as far as 100 miles away to come and work on the show. At least give them a chance to rebuild and finish out the season.

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)

    @Poop
    Posted November 17, 2012 at 4:59 PM
    “They probably cancelled “666? because the stage and sets were damaged by Sandy. Somebody at ABC must really not believe in the strength of crews on the East Coast.”

    Are you insane? That the “destruction” occurred is almost if not entirely irrelevant to the decision to cancel. Do you realize you are on a TV ratings site? Do you realize it was one of the lowest rated dramas airing on the four bigger networks? How would you explain the decision to dump the (marginally) better rated Last Resort?

    ABC is cleaning house of the low rated dregs for the new year that is all.

  • Ravvie

    I remember when my family and I went to go see Spiderman this summer, an advertisement for 666 Park Avenue aired before it, and my dad rolled his eyes and said, “It’ll be gone by Christmas.”

    Well, he was a month off…

  • One eye

    Darn on last resort

  • Ultima

    @don
    with what people want not what they think we want

    :roll:

    maybe every network should follow amc and make a good show with what people want not what they think we want,just look at the walk dead and if you show it they will come

    You’re essentially saying “every network should make successful shows.” No $hit.

  • Ultima

    @Poop
    They probably cancelled “666? because the stage and sets were damaged by Sandy.

    That’s some quality fan excuse bingo!

  • PeterScott

    Saw the previews for 666 and didn’t bother watching an episode and I like genre TV.

    I watched two eps of Last resort, but it was too much of a ridiculous melodrama for my taste.

    No surprises here.

    The surprise for me is Revolution. I find it unwatchable, but it has found an audience.

  • Alexis

    All the networks put their best foot forward on Thursday night. ABC was dumb to put a new show (and a high-concept, risky one at that) there and expect it to do well. The logical thing to do is to put strong performers with an established audience, like Grey’s Anatomy, in the highly competitive slots – the loyal viewers will follow them no matter where they go (like Supernatural on the CW). The new shows need to start out in easier slots to build an audience; you can’t just throw them in the water and expect them to swim. After so many failures with the Thursday 8pm slot, you’d think ABC would learn.

    There’s also the issue of counter-programming. The Big Bang/2.5 Men block is not only a ratings juggernaut, but fairly male-skewing. It wouldn’t have been that tough to put Last Resort in a slot where it’s mostly up against female-skewing shows that don’t affect it too much.

  • Justin121

    - ABC is about to have 4 failed shows within 2 seasons, Sundays at 10.

    Some kind of record?

    – How about Thursdays?

    How many times has ABC won Thursdays on the power of Grey’s alone, without ever finding any hits @ 8 or 10? Will they ever be able to turn that around, now that Grey’s is no wehre near the powerhouse it once was?

    – By the way, can somebody tell whatever happened to Ugly Betty?

    Was it moved off Thursday because it was doig poorly, or did it start doing poorly because it was moved off Thursdays (to Fridays, no less)?

  • Colten

    -ABC is about to have 4 failed shows within 2 seasons, Sundays at 10.

    Ummm, no. No they aren’t if you’re referring to “Once” and Revenge possibly ending up canceled this season. Yeah, 0% chance of that happening. I guarantee you that.

  • frank5869

    Disney ABC managers dirty business mafia on crack. That’s what they are.

  • The End

    @MrFreezeDude

    Why do you keep posting that nonsense? It will do absolutely nothing to change ABCs mind, it will do nothing to bring the show back from extinction, nor will petitions, twitter protests, general complaining and whining on websites. It’s over, the sooner people realise that the better, and the less heartache you’l feel.

  • frank5869

    @The End: these managers need to go to jail for their actions. They do these operations for their own personal gain, it’s dirty business stealing money from investors, advertisers and making a fool of the general public/actual customers.
    These people are a shame for the whole world. The economy crisis is due to these people. Thieves like bankers.

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