ABC Cancels Drama Series Deadline
ABC pulled the plug on a drama series that has struggled to find an audience. Deadline.com reports that the network canceled the Anthony Edwards series "Zero Hour" after three low-rated episodes.
The network instead will air repeats of "Shark Tank" in the Thursday at 8 p.m. time slot for the next two weeks, followed by episodes of "Wife Swap."
The show was the first series for Edwards after "ER," but debuted to a lackluster 1.3 rating in adults 18 to 49, the story says. It slid in consecutive airings, and marks the latest high-profile drama from ABC to fail to take root in the Thursday 8 p.m. time period.
Other failed dramas in that time slot include "FlashForward," "Charlie's Angels" and "Last Resort," the story notes.