'Zero Hour' Cancelled (Updated)

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March 1st, 2013


Update: Shark Tank repeats will air the next two Thursdays at 8pm before Celebrity Wife Swap takes over the slot from March 21-May 2. Beginning May 9, Wipeout will air there.

Looks like ABC has removed Zero Hour from the schedule on their press site next Thursday at 8pm , and as of now no word on what will replace it. But after three low-rated episodes, including last night's 1.0 adults 18-49 rating, Zero Hour getting cancelled after three episodes shouldn't surprise anyone.

  • BrieK

    Ok, ABC. Dramas don’t work on Thursdays at 8pm. Time to try something else. A game show, perhaps?

  • thesnowleopard

    Any news of a summer burnoff? I would like to see the rest of whatever they filmed.

  • Andy

    Too bad, another show I like gone.

  • BrieK

    Oops. I didn’t read the Update. I think Celebrity Wife Swap is a good move.

  • Cyrax86

    Is it like the 7th drama to perish in this timeslot in the past 3 years?

  • BG

    I didn’t watch Zero Hour, but it seems like most people on this site really like it.

    The Cancellation Bear has a fully belly this week–90210 & Zero Hour…my guess is Cult will be the next to go.

  • Cory

    Hmmm, should I watch Thursday’s episode which is still on the DVR?

    The first 2 episodes have kinda reminded me of The Following, in that its completely ridiculous, yet oddly compelling. The Following is better, but this still had its moments. If there was news of a summer burn-off, I’d probably watch it.

  • Bookworm

    That was fast. I was sure it would hold out for a few more weeks. Shark Tank was doing a whole lot better than it though.

  • @TheEmulator23

    I was kinda trying to enjoy it. Anyone think it will show up anywhere else? Sometimes they’ll put em online all at once.

  • Richard Steven Hack

    The first three episodes actually weren’t that bad. The problem appears to be the cast – a slew of mostly unknowns.

    They should have forgotten about Cult and put Matt Davis on THIS show. He would have been a more “hero” like lead as compared to Edwards. Edwards is doing decent acting, but he’s just not a heroic figure.

    The rest of the cast are totally forgettable, except for the terrorist who is compelling.

    The other problem of course is that the audience has no clue about the concepts involved in the conspiracy (Rosicrucians, Nazi experiments, yada, yada) and thus can’t get their minds around the premise.

    I would have liked to see the entire series to see where it would go, but now it’s done for. Oh, well.

  • rob60990

    If we were allowed to comment yesterday, I was totally going to call this happening before it was announced however I thought ABC would wait 1 more week when Grey’s was new.

  • rob60990

    “Ok, ABC. Dramas don’t work on Thursdays at 8pm. Time to try something else. A game show, perhaps?”

    Every show ABC has tried has nothing to do with the timeslot. All these shows: Missing, Charlie’s Angels, Last Resort, Flash Forward (which premiered high), My Generation, The Deep End, etc were never going to work anywhere else ABC put them. Either they were horrible or they just did not fit in with the rest of ABC’s shows.

  • Dan

    Well it seems obvious Shark Tank would work in the slot. ABC should put it there for a season and put two more comedies at 9. Last Man Standing and Malibu Country are doing better on fridays then most comedies any other day of the week.

    Just add Zero Hour to the Saturday Summer Burnoff pile along with Apartment 23 and 666 Park Avenue.

  • Chris

    I think all we can say with absolute certainty is that Thursdays at 8pm don’t work for a BAD drama on ABC. Then again, bad dramas fail in all kinds of timeslots, so there’s still a chance it’s not Thursday’s fault.

    Seriously, I still can’t understand how a show like Zero Hour, which whips back and forth between insane and stupid more or less constantly, somehow manages to be *so incredibly boring* at the same time. Maybe it’s a cast issue like RSH suggests; everyone in every scene seems half-asleep or thinking about where they’d like to go to eat afterwards. (Kind of like the audience, really.)

    I wanted to like the show, but…honestly, good riddance. Try again, ABC. Try *better*.

  • BG

    @Rob60990 I have to agree with you. The only exception for me would be Last Resort. I really liked that show!! The rest of the shows were unwatchable…especially My Generation and Charlie’s Angels.

  • Anna Bones Clarkwood

    I think it’s about time that ABC put Shark Tank Originals in that Slot.

    Thursday’s ad rates are better than Fridays, so even though that means moving the Originals of Shark Tank away from a proven winner, it is worth it, if the ad people agree. Another bonus for Shark Tank is that they use it’s repeats as an ultimate utility player & it fits the role so well. So, Shark Tank will make the transition very easily.

    As far as the opening then for Friday, I’m sure they can find something that will be cheaper but do as good or better than what they are getting out of their Thursday slot. Possibly expand TGIF to 2hrs adding Neighbors & Suburgatory. Or another reality show as they seem to have those in the wings ready to go.

  • Ekras

    Noooooooo! Not Zero Hour!!!

  • Ekras

    Maybe Blockbuster Online will bring it back? Or Hulu?

  • Dan

    Well for a possible burnoff maybe ABC will do what they did in 2009. There are 14 Saturdays from June 1-August 31. ABC can burn through the first 4 666 Park Avenue episodes 10pm from June 1-June 22 then from June 29-Agust 31 air the rest of Zero Hour in the slot and have a nice slew of originals in that time period. Maybe they can double up on Apartment 23 and burn that off at 9pm Saturdays for 4 weeks.

  • RyanCanada

    this is the death slot

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