'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.

  • Pinkle

    Fantasy ABC 2012-2013 Midseason schedule:

    7pm – AFV
    8pm – Once Upon a Time
    9pm – Revenge
    10pm – Scandal

    8pm – The Bachelor/DWTS
    10pm – Castle

    8pm – Happy Endings (starting January 8th)
    8:30 pm – Apartment 23 (starting January 8th)
    9pm – Zero Hour/DWTS
    10pm – Red Widow

    8pm – The Middle
    8:30 pm – The Neighbors (season ends in March or April)/How To Live With Your Parents (March or April-May)
    9pm – Modern Family
    9:30 pm – Suburgatory/The Family Tools (April-May)
    10pm – Primetime Nightline/other ABC News shows

    8pm – Body of Proof
    9pm – Grey’s Anatomy
    10pm – Nashville

    8pm – Last Man Standing
    8:30 pm – Malibu Country
    9pm – Shark Tank
    10pm – 20/20


  • r0ckmypants

    @Dochas – Agreed. If you go to ABC’s site (http://beta.abc.go.com/shows) you can watch trailers for the new shows; none of them look that appealing, though Zero Hour looks better than its description sounds.

  • Dan

    Wow what a great birthday present! First Partners and now 666 Park Avenue! I figured they would both be canceled, but it still pisses me off. I am surprised that ABC canceled both 666 and Last Resort…I figured one would get some additional episodes or something.

  • Richie

    That ABC timeslot on Thursdays has been cursed since Mork & Mindy got cancelled. Even Ugly Betty didn’t last as long as it should’ve.

  • Andrew

    RIP Last Resort, I hate to turn into this type of fan (speaks to how strong the show is/how much I liked it) but I really hope it gets picked up elsewhere, this really had Cable written all over it and kudos to ABC for giving it a try (if mangling its scheduling, leading into Grey’s Anatomy and against BBT? really?) but this could’ve launched better on cable. Showtime would be a good home for it (imagine it paired with Homeland after Dexter ends!), but FX and possibly HBO works too. This could be a cheap pick-up for AMC which surely must see how important it is to debut a new non-reality show. If only it had a post-Walking Dead time slot, just imagine the possibilities. Ah, excuse me, zealous fan daydreaming.

  • Chris O.

    I never watched either two of these shows. I always wanted to watch 666, but I didn’t want to invest my time in it for it to only be cancelled. ABC should move Nashville to 666’s timeslot. It’s such a great show and it would fit right in on Sunday Nights. I think it could do better than it is now and it’s need to get better to survive the Cancellation Bear!

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “Does anyone know what ABC’s mid-season replacements are? I admit to not keeping up. At all.”

    ABC replacements on my list (not guaranteed accurate)

    The Family Tools
    How To Live With Your Parents
    Body Of Proof
    Red Widow

  • Dan

    Also, does anyone know why networks are so quick to cancel shows and don’t try to move them around to different time slots? I feel like so much work and money goes into these shows so I don’t understand why they just give up instead of moving it somewhere else for a few episodes. The ratings may improve…I guess this is why I don’t run a network though haha.

  • Dan

    Not suprised by any of todays cancellations but im glad ABC is letting the shows air their episode orders

  • kevin

    If 666 is cancelled, then I hope for the last ep they kill off some lead characters like jane and give us a jaw dropping series finale, at least go out with a bang right? :(

  • Martel

    I think Last Resort should get a “Southland”-like pick up from TNT. Last Resort would be a good fit for TNT and I believe they would be good for the TNT target demo (25-54).

  • Cyrax86

    I’m more interested in the replacements, but I guess that won’t be announced today.

  • Martel

    Maybe now Cinderella’s character can appear more on Once Upon A Time more.

  • Craig

    Shame about 666 it was a lot of fun, yet again America proves they have little taste.

  • Pietro

    Now that “666” is cancelled, ABC should bring back “Good Christian Bitches”, that show was a hoot!

    Seriously, don’t these network honchos take a look at these pilots??

  • KJ Styles

    Now maybe, just friggin MAYBE ABC will finally WISE UP and quit airing new shows against The Big Bang Theory.

    It really disgusts me that a great show like Last Resort has been cancelled and garbage like Mob Doctor is still on the air. I know Mob Doctor will get the axe too, but it should have been gone the second or third week of the season. It’s no House, nor should FOX have expected it to be.

  • a p garcia

    I think Nashville should be moved to take 666’s place and HE and 23 to take LR’s place and Terra Nova should take TMD’s place.

  • halloween

    Will The CW air Cult before the spring?

  • Julianna

    Good move!
    Nashville on Sundays
    Mistresses on Wednesdays

  • BG

    I really like Last Resort :(

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