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ABC cancels 'Last Resort,' '666 Park Avenue'

Friday is traditionally the day that employers deliver bad news to terminated employees. Television executives seem to follow the same mentality, as today has seen several shows get the ax.

Last Resort

Earlier today, TV Rage reported that CBS' was divorcing from its tepid freshman comedy "Partners," while Discovery Channel was letting "American Chopper" ride off into the sunset after ten successful years. Now, ABC is adding to the list of farewells, cutting loose two of its freshman drama series "666 Park Avenue" and "Last Resort."

The Andre Braugher war-time drama about a mutinous submarine crew rebelling against orders to launch a nuclear strike was heavily promoted by the network. While the pilot received fairly high marks from critics, its performance in the ratings didn't live up to the hype. The series debuted with 9.31 million viewers and a 2.2 demo rating, barely above the canceled "Charlie's Angels" reboot from last year. Its most recent episode was its weakest performance to date, with only 5.8 million viewers and a 1.3 rating.

The Terry O'Quinn-led supernatural drama is less of a surprise. "666 Park Avenue" debuted to mixed reviews and unremarkable ratings and never really had that turnaround moment. Ratings have consistently fallen during its run, averaging 7 million with a 2.2 share (below the 11 million and 3.1 share which the canceled "Pan Am" delivered in the same slot last year) and getting a series low of 4 million with a 1.3 share in its latest episode on Sunday.

Really though, I can't see a huge uproar from fans over the departure of the two series. "Last Resort" seemed to have a mini-series premise at best, and those I know who watched gave up on the series fairly quickly. "666 Park Avenue" seemed weak overall and not befitting the talents of O'Quinn.

Anyone losing any sleep over the two series cancellations?


Details
Show:
- Last Resort
- 666 Park Avenue
Person:
- Andre Braugher
- Scott Speedman
- Terry O'Quinn
Network:
- ABC

Written by: kyleiam
Nov 16th, 2012, 8:53 am

Anonymous

Message Posted On Dec 5th, 2012, 6:17 pm
love 666 park avenue it's getting interesting. what a shame that noone decided to give it a chance.
Anonymous

Message Posted On Dec 2nd, 2012, 1:50 pm
666 Park Avenue was ridiculous, the actors, the plot and all about it.... The actor who played Henry (Brothers and Sisters) was as horrible in that series and even worse in this. What were they thinking???? DUH.... The plot was out of something just weird... ABC had the common sense and to drop it the only good thing is that it didn't last any longer.....
flatstuff

Message Posted On Dec 1st, 2012, 3:43 am
Very disappointed in the cancellation of 666 Park Avenue!!! Was an awesome show, but with the trash that people watch on TV nowadays, its not surprising. Did not even know about Last Resort, and just got a look at it this week, only to find out again that this show is going!!! Looked pretty interesting to me.
Anonymous

Message Posted On Nov 20th, 2012, 9:36 am
Im very hurt i hate when they do this type of stuff
tech1965

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Points: 2.1
Since: 06/Sep/12
Message Posted On Nov 19th, 2012, 12:09 pm

liked em both particularly 666 park ave :(

Anonypuss

Message Posted On Nov 18th, 2012, 9:07 am
"I've realized it's now best to wait for one of the major networks to announce the season 2 pickup before starting to follow a new show. Everyone's now following the early 00s Fox." -- I refuse to operate that way. I'd rather be disappointed. But it is the most rational approach; that is what the 'The Networks' are reducing us to. And it's kinda f--ing bulls--t.
mpflipper

Message Posted On Nov 17th, 2012, 2:13 am
666 park avenue I won't miss that much, it was a fun show, but not that great ! Last Resort started out great, but gave in a bit after a few episodes... The show had a lot of potential..shame it will be gone and we will never know what happens with the sub and the crew !!!
ankjevik

Level 4 (60%)
Points: 0.4
Since: 12/Jul/10
Message Posted On Nov 16th, 2012, 10:07 pm

KT had a wery good point in that mayby last resort ougth to be a mini show on 10, hour episodes... or something like that

ankjevik

Level 4 (60%)
Points: 0.4
Since: 12/Jul/10
Message Posted On Nov 16th, 2012, 10:05 pm

dont give a freaking frack about 666 shit, but this BS about canning the best newcommer this fall (last resort) and im sure it will end on the worlds biggest cliffhanger!!!! so in other words ABC ended on the same place as FUX did last year (on the top of my freaking shitlist!!!!!!!!

tinalessia

Level 2 (68%)
Since: 12/Oct/07
Message Posted On Nov 16th, 2012, 3:49 pm

I'll miss Last Resort.

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