Like NBC, ABC made a lot of moves this week. The most notable for us is the cancellation of The River, which we aren’t surprised about at all but we loved this show and it just got better despite the haters. On the upside, as we reported, ABC Television Studios is still in talks with Netflix and as we reported in March, and part of those talks include the possibility of continuing the series into a second season. Since we haven’t heard any news suggesting that it’s off the table, we remain hopeful.
Also, GCB and Pan Am have officially been canceled as well. We’re a little surprised about GCB which seemed to be the heir-apparent to the departing Desperate Housewives but we weren’t surprised at all about Pan Am which was just mind-numbingly dull and disappointing.
UPDATE: We got word while out of town that the Ashley Judd spy-thriller, Missing has been canceled. Decent show, but flawed, and it’s no surprise that it didn’t catch on especially considering the spring premiere when no one’s paying attention.
As for renewals, there’s a ton and there’s not a whole lot of surprises, here. Here’s the complete list: