Thursday, May 12, 2016

ABC Renews 'American Crime,' 'The Catch,' 'Dr. Ken' & 'The Real O'Neals'; Cancels 'Agent Carter,' 'Castle,' 'The Family,' 'Galavant,' 'The Muppets' & 'Nashville'

ABC is making final decision on a few of its bubble shows today. The network has renewed American Crime, The Catch, Dr. Ken and The Real O'Neals for new seasons. However, the network has also cancelled Agent Carter, Castle, The Family, Galavant, The Muppets and Nashville.

THE REAL O'NEALS - In Live+7 data, its first season has averaged a 1.6 rating in the Adults 18-49 demographic and 5.3 million total viewers.

The comedy stars Martha Plimpton, Jay R. Ferguson, Noah Galvin, Matthew Shively, Bebe Wood and Mary Hollis Inboden.

David Windsor and Casey Johnson created the comedy. They executive produce with Dan Savage, Stacy Traub, Todd Holland, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Dan McDermott and Brian Pines. ABC Studios produces.

THE CATCH - In its first season, it has averaged a 1.9 rating in Adults 18-49 and 8 million total viewers

The drama stars Mireille Enos, Peter Krause, Sonya Walger, Jacky Ido, Rose Rollins, Alimi Ballard, Jay Hayden and Elvy Yost.

Jennifer Schuur, Kate Atkinson and Helen Gregory developed the drama. Shonda Rhimes, Allan Heinberg, Betsy Beers and Julie Anne Robinson serve as executive producers. ABC Studios and Shondaland produce.

AMERICAN CRIME - It seems that hugh critical acclaim and a solid chance at many Emmys is what's leading ABC to renew the anthology series today. The second season only averaged a 1.6 rating in Adults 18-49 and 6 million total viewers.

The second season starred Felicity Huffman, Timothy Hutton, Lili Taylor, Elvis Nolasco, Trevor Jackson, Connor Jessup, Joey Pollari, Angelique Rivera and Regina King.

The series was created by John Ridley, who executive produces with Michael McDonald. ABC Studios produces.

DR. KEN - The comedy has proven itself to be a solid companion series to Last Man Standing on Friday nights. There remains no word on the future of the Tim Allen sitcom but the Ken Jeong starring one will be back next season.

In addition to Jeong, the comedy also stars Suzy Nakamura, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Jonathan Slavin, Albert Tsai, Krista Marie Yu, Kate Simses and Dave Foley.

Jeong, Jared Stern and John Fox created the series. They executive produce with John Davis, Mike Sikowitz and Mike O'Connell. ABC Studios, Sony Pictures Television and David Entertainment produce.

NASHVILLE - During its fourth season, the drama starred Connie Britton, Hayden Panettiere, Clare Bowen, Charles Esten, Jonathan Jackson, Sam Palladio. Chris Carmack, Lennon Stella, Maisy Stella, Will Chase and Aubrey Peeples.

The series was created by Callie Khouri, who executive produced with Dee Johnson and Steve Bucharan. ABC Studios and Lionsgate Television produced.

For its part, Lionsgate had already lined up new showrunners for a potential fifth season with Marshall Herskovitz and Ed Zwick replacing Johnson. However, the ratings just weren't strong enough for ABC to continue to justify airing the country music soap.

THE FAMILY - In its first season so far, it has averaged a 1.4 rating with DVR gains counting for most of that viewership.

The drama stars Joan Allen, Rupert Graves, Alison Pill, Margot Bingham, Zach Gilford, Liam James, Floriana Lima, Andrew McCarthy, Madeleine Arthur and Rarmian Newton.

Jenna Bans created the drama. She executive produced with David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman, Laurie Zaks and Paul McGuigan. ABC Studios and Mandeville Television produced.

AGENT CARTER - Despite a ton of critical support, the second season only averaged a 1.4 rating in Adults 18-49 and 4.3 million total viewers.

The second season starred Hayley Atwell, James D'Arcy, Chad Michael Murray and Enver Gjokaj.

Tara Butters, Michele Fazekas, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, Chris Dingess, Kevin Feige, Louis D'Esposito, Alan Fine, Joe Quesada, Stan Lee, Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory served as executive producers.

Atwell may not be missing from ABC's schedule for very long though. Her new drama pilot, Conviction, is still looking good for a series pickup - though it hasn't happened yet.

CASTLE - The veteran procedural is the longest running series getting the ax today from ABC. The show has produced eight seasons and has been in tense negotiations for a ninth one. Those negotiations have been riddled with criticisms after it was announced that Stana Katic wasn't being asked back while Nathan Fillion signed a new deal. But now, that's not important because the series is coming to a close with its finale on Monday, May 16.

In its eighth season, the drama starred Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Jon Huertas, Seamus Dever, Tamala Jones, Molly Quinn, Susan Sullivan and Toks Olagundoye.

Andrew Marlowe created the series. He executive produces with Fillion, Katic, Rob Bowman, Laurie Zaks, Barry Schindel, David Amann and Armyan Bernstein. ABC Studios produced.

THE MUPPETS - Due to many creative difficulties, it's not surprising at all that the network has opted not to order any more of the struggling comedy series. The first season averaged a 1.9 rating in Adults 18-49 and 5.3 million total viewers. However, the show was hitting some pretty low numbers at the end of its run in early March.

The comedy was created by Bill Prady and Bob Kushell. They executive produced with Kristin Newman, Randall Einhorn, Bill Barretta, Kyle Laughlin and Debbie McClellan. ABC Studios and The Muppets Studio produce.

GALAVANT - The show just didn't continue to catch breaks in its second season. The show's champion Paul Lee left as president of ABC while the second season only averaged a 0.9 rating.

The musical comedy starred Joshua Sasse, Timothy Omundson, Vinnie Jones, Mallory Jansen, Karen David and Luke Youngblood.

Dan Fogelman created the series. He served as executive producer with Alan Menken, Glenn Slater, Chris Koch, Kat Likkel, John Hoberg and John Fortenberry. ABC Studios produced.