ABC Cuts Runs of ‘Motherhood,’ ‘Samantha’ by a Week

Apr 20, 2009  •  Post A Comment

ABC is leaving the “Motherhood” earlier than planned.
The network Monday said it was ending its Thursday night sitcom experiment a week earlier than planned, pulling “In the Motherhood” and “Samantha Who?” following the shows’ April 23 broadcasts.
That means “Ugly Betty,” which wasn’t slated to return to ABC’s lineup until May 7, will reappear on April 30.
“Motherhood” and “Samantha” have struggled mightily to find an audience in the 8 p.m. Thursday hour. Last week, the two shows averaged less than 5 million viewers for the timeslot, ranking a distant fourth in the hour.
“Motherhood” is considered a long shot for a second season. ABC brass are fans of “Samantha,” but the show has not been able to attract viewers when not behind a successful series such as “Dancing With the Stars.”


  1. Well why are they saddling the return of GA which has been off the air for 3 weeks with shows that will get 1’s. Can’t they pull them off this week too? I don’t get the logic.

  2. In the Motherhood is not only super funny,
    it’s fresh and unique! Megan Mullally makes
    it even more wonderful to watch. I get so
    frustrated that these networks don’t give
    great shows like this one a chance! There’s
    so much what I call mediocre garbage on tv
    these days. ‘ITM’ deserves it original amount
    of episodes to air! Hope they wise up and renew
    for next season. I LOVE ‘In the Motherhood’!
    Giove a great thing a chance!

  3. They definitely need to give these shows more of a chance. They are by far my favorite shows on TV right now, but why did they put them on Thursday, not give them a chance to find an audience, and then pull them without warning?

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