ABC rounds out its renewals and cancellations for the 2018-19 season with some bad news for one freshman action dramedy.
“Whiskey Cavalier” has officially been canceled after one season by the network, making it sixth scripted cancellation of the season. It now joins “For the People,” “The Fix,” “Splitting Up Together,” “Speechless,” and “The Kids Are Alright” on the small list of ABC shows not returning for next season.
Considered a likely cancellation for the past several weeks, “Whiskey Cavalier” has failed to make much of an impact in the ratings in its first season. With a 0.6 L+SD average rating among adults 18-49, it’s one of ABC’s lowest-rated shows of the season.
So even though “Whiskey Cavalier” has been able to drum up some passionate fan support, and has done well for itself in delayed viewing, nothing ended up being able to save it from the chopping block this year.
The show’s producer, Warner Bros. TV, is reportedly planning on shopping the series to other outlets and networks, in the hopes of getting it a second season somewhere else.
Of ABC’s existing scripted lineup, “How to Get Away with Murder,” “The Rookie,” “Bless This Mess,” “Black-ish,” “Single Parents,” “Fresh Off the Boat,” “A Million Little Things,” “American Housewife,” “Station 19,” “Schooled,” “The Good Doctor,” “The Goldbergs,” “Modern Family,” “The Conners,” and “Grey’s Anatomy” have all been renewed for the 2019-20 season.