'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.

  • SarahL

    This should end the denial that LR’s ratings were collapsing.

  • Rebecca

    Is it your birthday too? If so, Happy Birthday (we share this bday – off to dinner to celebrate soon).

    RIP both shows plus Partners….I know they all had fans. The only one I watch is 666PA.

  • CrimTV


    What about Red Widow?

  • Monkey

    @One – problem is some shows are just ahead, or behind the times. Not every show that gays cancelled is a bad show, some have fantastic production values, characterisations etc, but for a number of reason that season/year/decade it isn’t what people want to see.

    The masses speak in these cases and objectively I am not surprised about 666 and Last Resort. A supernatural show like 666 is a hard sell on network TV and Last Resort – apart from being plagued with bad writing – is just not the type of show that’s likely to take off in *current* climates. If it were a bit more light hearted, sure, but trending says its just not the right type of show right now… But it *still* might have worked if it was written and generally put together better.

  • Mary

    Last Resort was a do not miss show for me. I’m a 58 year old woman and I loved it. It is not a gendre I’d expect to like. I was intrigued with the premise and loved the characters both in the US and on the sub and island. Why isn’t it getting the numbers????

  • Monkey

    Why did gets get autocorrected to ‘gays’. Damn, that makes my point read horribly.

  • One @ bluejays

    Don’t tempt me, a_shole, or we will all burn together.

    You’ve been warned.

  • One @ Monkey

    I’m sorry, were you trying to make a point about Last Resort? I tuned out the instant you fallaciously accused it of “bad writing”.

  • ian

    I just watched the previews for midsession and they all seem to have potential, hopefully they’ll work out better then ABCs other new shows

  • Richie

    @ Greg

    WTF are you talking about bro if ABC wants to do a comedy block on Fridays they can do one. The numbers were still good last week and if the ratings don’t fall too hard this week that block is gonna be fine.

  • Monkey

    @One. Objectively the lack if cohesion, the up and down nature of characterisations are emblematic of bad writing. I will never understand why people cannot take criticism for a show they enjoy. Bad writing doesn’t mean the show cannot be subjectively enjoyable. I enjoyed Last Resort but I cannot and will not pretend it was a well written show.

  • david

    I am not to surprised about this news. I thought 666 Park Avenue was an ok show. Last Resort i never really watched. The bear will not be starving now geting three shows in one day.

  • s0303

    @richie…last man standing lost 0.4 in demo and mailibu country lost 0.6 in the second week…what makes you think they have stabilized? i agree with greg…the ratings for tgif on abc will suck by the end of the season…

  • Amy

    @ian You never know what might be a hit. GA was a mid-season replacement. I enjoyed the first 3 seasons.

  • Matt

    I really do think Nashville will move to Sundays at 10PM. It will fit great with the “ABC Soap Sunday” thing with fantasy soap OUAT mystery soap REVENGE and then family soap NASHVILLE. Also Red Widow would definitely take over the Wednesday 10PM slot then Zero Hour at Thursdays 8PM!

  • JW

    Note to ABC: it’s time to give the 8:00pm Thursday hour back to the affiliates. You are never going to be competetive in that hour again until TBBT retires. For now, bring on “Winter Wipeout”!

  • rob60990

    TBBT is strong but I don’t think it’s so strong that you can’t program against it. ABC is just putting bad shows or the wrong shows in this timeslot.

  • Douglas from Brazil

    I think the only way to a broadcast show to survive is them to be on cable.Southland ran for 1 season on NBC then got axed and find a new home on TNT and it’s running for five seasons.Broadcast tv is outdated.

  • Honey Badger

    So ABC is taking a show that started bad and is tanking in a good time slot, and it is moving Nashville to Sunday night. Yep that ought to kill it.

  • charles

    If Nashville moves to Sundays, then maybe Happy Endings and Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23 can take over the Wednesday time slot?

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