An ABC series has been added to the list of fall cancellations. The network has pulled the plug on the comedy series “Selfie,” Deadline.com’s Nellie Andreeva reports.
“ABC has opted not to order more episodes of ‘Selfie’ beyond the initial 13,” Andreeva reports. “Unlike ‘Manhattan Love Story,’ which was pulled effective immediately, ‘Selfie’ will be on this coming Tuesday but its scheduling beyond that is unclear.”
The story reports that two fresh episodes of the show that aired this week “each logged an underwhelming 0.9 in 18-49 (Live+same day).” The report hints that a similar performance next week could get the show pulled off the schedule before all 13 episodes air.
“As I have pointed out a number of times, ‘Selfie’ and ‘Manhattan Love Story’ had the odds stacked against them by being scheduled in the Tuesday 8 p.m. hour — new series with no big marketable stars, no lead-in and little promotion,” Andreeva writes. “‘Selfie,’ which had higher pre-launch online awareness, probably because of its social media-friendly title, did better than ‘Manhattan Love Story,’ but in the end, that wasn’t enough to keep it going.”
It has been a tough season for new comedies, and especially for romantic comedies. Andreeva notes that three of the four new sitcoms that have been canceled so far were rom-coms: NBC’s “A to Z” in addition to the two ABC series. NBC’s “Bad Judge” was also canceled, while no broadcast dramas have yet been canceled.