The network, ABC, canceled a whopping 10 shows from its roster besides Roseanne's recent cancelation after its star Roseanne Barr's racist rant on social media.
May 11 will be remembered as a deadly day for ABC as it canceled many fan-favorite shows. All the major networks have announced the renewal and cancelation of a number of new and established shows, as reported by Pop Culture.
Many series that have been axed by their networks were already setting up a new arc into their scripts and may have to end the series with unresolved storylines.
For instance, crowd-favorite Brooklyn-Nine-Nine was canceled by Fox despite high ratings.
Rosanne was canceled after ABC decided to distance themselves from the lead star Roseanne Barr following her controversial tweet about former aide of the Obama administration, Valerie Jarret.
Here is a list of the ten shows that were canceled by ABC on May 11.
1. Designated Survivor:
The Keifer Sutherland-starrer political drama, Designated Survivor, did not get the nod from the network for its third season. The show had a lucrative Netflix deal and was a global hit
Priyanka Chopra-starrer Quantico will not see Alex Parrish fighting terrorism in its fourth season. The show returned for its 3rd season after almost a year and did not fare well in the ratings.
It got a 0.5 in the 18-49 demographic and garnered a total of 3 million viewers. The third season was abbreviated in terms of the number of episodes.
3. The Crossing:
The freshman sci-fi thriller starring Steve Jahn and Natalie Martinez was launched in April. It received a lackluster 0.9 on average in its demographic and grew up to 1.5 counting DVR.
The drama series starring Martin Gero and Greg Berlanti struggled to cut through Sunday viewers. The series had magicians hired by the FBI to solve crimes but opened with poor reviews.
5. Kevin (Probably) Saves The World:
The comedy-drama starring Jason Ritter had a 16-episode run before the executives called it curtains for the show. Ritter's character in the show was tasked by God to save the world but did not manage to save its own cancelation.
The Anson Mount-starrer Marvel drama, Inhumans, had a great start. Its premiere was hosted on Imax theaters. The show received bad reviews from the critics and managed to garner around 4 million viewers in total.
7. Alex, Inc.:
The comedy starring Zach Braff averaged 1.0 on the 18-49 demographic and could not manage to earn another season. The protagonist, Alex Schuman leaves his job to start a business with his podcast.
8. Once Upon A Time:
ABC tried to recreate the fairy tale drama with this reboot. However, the show starring Andrew J. West could not make its mark in the Friday timeslot.
9. The Mayor:
The single-camera comedy about a rapper running for office failed to make an impact, despite being well-placed considering the political atmosphere.
10. Ten Days In The Valley:
The Kyra Sedgwick-drama did not manage to get high ratings in the Sunday 10 p.m. slot and was moved to the Saturday slot after 4 episodes. The show ran its course of 10 episodes before being canceled by ABC.
Other notable cancelations besides ABC include Fox's Lucifer, The Last Man on Earth, CBS's Scorpion and Kevin Can Wait, and CW's Valor and Life Sentence.