Broadcast Drama Series Getting a ‘De Facto Cancellation’

Jun 23, 2017  •  Post A Comment

A drama series that hasn’t exactly been hitting it out of the park in the ratings will be getting what Deadline.com calls a “de facto cancellation.” The series, Shondaland’s “Still Star-Crossed,” is being bumped by ABC from its Monday slot starting next week, after just three airings.

The “Romeo & Juliet” sequel is being moved to Saturday, where it will return July 8 with its fourth episode.

“The scheduling downgrade is a clear sign that the medieval drama won’t go beyond its first season,” Deadline reports. “‘Still Star-Crossed’ is expected to get a de facto cancellation next week when the options on the cast expire.”

The most recent episode reportedly delivered 1.6 million total viewers and a 0.3 average rating in the key 18-49 demo in live+same day.

ABC announced today that it will fill the vacated Monday, June 26, slot with “Celebrity Family Feud” and will run “Battle of the Network Stars” on Monday, July 3.

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