Update: It appears all hope is not lost for fans who watch Last Resort and 666 Park Avenue. Showrunners from both cancelled ABC dramas have assured the folks at TVLine that they have time to tweak the final episodes, which will now be designed to leave fans with a complete, satisfactory close to the short-lived series.
Not long after CBS announced they decided to can Partners, ABC decided to make a late Friday announcement of their own – Last Resort and 666 Park Avenue have been cancelled.
The two dramas have been underperforming in the ratings and haven’t given ABC much to be happy about, unlike renewed series The Neighbors and Nashville. Unlike CBS, which has yanked Partners from the lineup, ABC will allow the thirteen episode seasons of Last Resort and 666 to air in their original timeslots.
Last Resort has been averaging 1.7 in the coveted demo, up against heavy competition from Big Bang Theory, 2.5 Men and even X Factor. Thursday’s episode was the show’s lowest rated – reaching all the way down to a 1.3 and dropping more than 2 million viewers. This timeslot has always proven to be tough for ABC, considering the competition.
The Terry O’Quinn, Vanessa Williams drama – 666 - has been suffering even more, averaging just a 1.6 in the coveted demo. The latest episode, like Resort, garnered a 1.3. The network hasn’t decided what will fill the timeslots once the episode count runs out, but ABC does have a couple promising dramas in the wings for midseason.
Sad to see either of these go?