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No surprise here, but ABC has canceled “The Whispers” after its summer season.

The show premiered to decent ratings, drawing a 1.5 in adults 18-49 (same-day) in June. The audience drifted away after that, however, with all but two of the remaining episodes falling under 1.0 in the demo.

ABC also let contract options on the cast lapse partway through the show’s run, a sign that it maybe wasn’t long for the world.

With “Rookie Blue” also canceled, ABC’s summer roster of scripted shows is suddenly a little thin. “Mistresses” will be back in 2016, but that’s all for now.

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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