Final Renew/Cancel Listing for ABC

Not to be left out of the shocking news category, ABC dropped a couple of bombshells of its own over the past few days. The first was the announcement Last Man Standing was canceled. Contrary to conspiracy theories, the simple truth was the show was produced by FOX and aired on ABC; ABC was no longer willing to pay the license fee for programming not made in-house. This was why so many programs across all networks got the axe this year. The second bombshell was Quantico was renewed with a short episode order. The program was regularly at or near the bottom of the network's ratings chart, but it's made by ABC, so take from that what you like. ABC also managed the coup of taking American Idol away from FOX, the reality show will start on its new network next season.

Program

Renewed/Canceled

20/20

Renewed

America's Funniest Home Videos

Renewed

American Crime

Canceled

American Housewife

Renewed

Agents of SHIELD

Renewed

The Bachelor

Renewed

The Bachelor in Paradise

Renewed (Summer 2017)

Black-ish

Renewed

The Catch

Canceled

Celebrity Family Feud

Renewed (Summer 2017)

Conviction

Canceled

Dancing with the Stars

Renewed

Designated Survivor

Renewed

Dr Ken

Canceled

Fresh Off The Boat

Renewed

The Goldbergs

Renewed (Season 5 and 6)

Grey's Anatomy

Renewed

How to Get Away with Murder

Renewed

Imaginary Mary

Canceled

Last Man Standing

Canceled

Match Game

Renewed

The Middle

Renewed

Modern Family

Renewed (Season 9 and 10)

Notorious

Canceled

Once Upon A Time

Renewed

Quantico

Renewed (short episode order)

The Real O'Neals

Canceled

Scandal

Renewed (final season)

Secrets and Lies

Canceled

Shark Tank

Renewed

Speechless

Renewed

Time After Time

Canceled

The Toy Box

Canceled

Written by LadyShelley on May 17, 2017

Comments

bandit posted 5 months ago

The Middle good to see it has been renewed

Sc00ter posted 6 months ago

Time after Time was a decent premise. Sad to see it go after such a short but well made season.

LadyShelley posted 6 months ago

I realised putting this together, we don't watch ABC much in our house. SHIELD is sitting on the DVR waiting for this season to be watched and my husband watches Once Upon A Time on NetFlix, so I don't have much of an opinion at all on what they canceled in terms of enjoyment. Conviction and Notorious came and went so fast I honestly don't even remember them; the same is true for Secrets and Lies.

fmoreira posted 6 months ago

I truly enjoyed Secrets and Lies.

mpflipper posted 6 months ago

I truly liked Notorious and Conviction..
So I don't like those 2 being cancelled... But I did see it coming :-(

Time after time was a fun show.. but I knew that one wasn't going to make it..
Secrets and Lies season 1 was GREAT.. season 2 wasn't.. so I knew that one was doomed !

The Catch !? Well I did watch it.. and enjoyed it.. but always had a feeling of the main character being FAKE
I loved Mireille Enos in The Killing.. but in this show.. there was just something OFF about her...

I also predicted that the end of Scandal would be near... since Fitz is leaving office..
Him being president and having an affair with Olivia was the heart of the show...
Personally I always preferred her to be with Jake..but hey.. that is what keeps it interesting right ;-)
As much as I hate to see that one end.. I think it might be for the best !!

LadyShelley posted 6 months ago

I'm not sure what the reasons were for why Last Man Standing aired on ABC. It was six years ago so I don't know if it was scheduling, or ABC just bought the series rights. It's not (or at least it wasn't) that uncommon in the past for networks to air programs produced by other network's parent companies.

EDIT: It may have had something to do with the relationship Tim Allen has with Disney.

gmpugs posted 6 months ago

Oh, and a question about Last Man Standing: if it was produced by Fox, how come it didn't air on that network? No room in the lineup?

gmpugs posted 6 months ago

Honestly, I'm rather surprised that Imaginary Mary lasted longer than an episode. Based on the previews before it premiered, I thought it looked rather stupid.

LadyShelley posted 7 months ago

I do believe I sense the sarcasm. :-)

ADavidAnweiler posted 7 months ago

Imaginary Mary's cancelled? Who could've seen that one coming

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