Today’s wave of cancellations and renewals continue, with some bad news for two of this season’s rookie shows.
ABC has officially canceled “The Kids Are Alright” and “The Fix” after their first seasons this morning, the news of which comes just off the heels of the network renewing “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Station 19,” and “How to Get Away with Murder” earlier this morning.
“Kids” and “The Fix” mark ABC’s second and third scripted cancellations of the season up to this point, following the cancellation of “For the People,” which is currently airing its second season.
Co-created by Marcia Clark, Elizabeth Craft, and Sarah Fain, “The Fix” has averaged a 0.49 rating among adults 18-49, tying it with “Speechless” (a Friday show) as ABC’s lowest-rated title of the season. So without any notable ratings gains or profitable streaming deals in place for it, “The Fix” has been generally considered a shoe-in to be canceled ever since it premiered.
Unlike “The Fix” though, “The Kids Are Alright” had been on the bubble the past few weeks, after averaging an OK 0.87 rating in its first season, leaving many unsure of its future. But it looks like, even despite some passionate fans backing it and generally warm praise from critics, “The Kids Are Alright” just didn’t quite do enough to guarantee it a future at ABC.
Even with these two cancellations today, the futures of almost half of ABC’s scripted lineup this season remains unknown, as shows like “Splitting Up Together,” “The Rookie,” “Whiskey Cavalier,” “Single Parents,” “Schooled,” “Speechless,” “Bless This Mess,” “American Housewife,” and more all await their fates.