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ABC Has a Change of Heart, Shelves New Scripted Series Just Days After Greenlighting It THR

Less than a week after giving the go-ahead to a new series for the summer schedule, ABC had a change of heart and has shelved the project, according to The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed.

The project is the paranormal drama "Weird Desk." We reported late last week that ABC had given the show a 13-episode order.

It's believed the decision was made because the series couldn't be fast-tracked in time for a summer debut -- with production costs factoring into the decision, the story says.

The hourlong investigative series had been slated to join the drama "Mistresses" in the summer lineup, and was part of a push by broadcasters to get more scripted originals on air this summer, according to the article.

"Weird Desk" tracked a secret organization whose members track down paranormal and sometimes extraterrestrial occurrences, based on intelligence from the CIA and NSA, the piece notes.