ABC executives have pulled another show from their television network.
The reboot of “Wonder Years” is one of the many series that has been cut as Hollywood strikes continue.
The revamped coming-of-age comedy, which originally found success in its first run in the late 1980s, doesn’t seem to have as much longevity this time around.
Instead of giving the 2020 version of The Wonder Years another season, network bosses have opted to end it.
On Friday, it was announced that ABC would not be renewing the series for a third season.
While the current Writers of Guild of America and SAG-AFTRA strikes have something to do with the show’s closure, their respective protests are only partially to blame.
Deadline reported that the revived “Wonder Years” series ranked lowest among all ABC series that premiered during the 2022-2023 season.
The show was also the “least-watched” series on the network this summer.
This revelation doesn’t seem shocking since The Wonder Years was originally supposed to return mid-season but ultimately returned in the summer.
When shows are pushed back to the summer date, it’s usually because they either need to be canceled or will most likely be scrapped.
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Goodbye or too bad?
Some fans were excited to see the end of The Wonder Years, but others weren’t in a thread on X, formerly known as Twitter.
“Nobody needed this reboot,” complained one fan.
Another added: “These are not the miracle years and they never will be…”
A third person added: “The ratings were low, not surprising.”
One fan who actually liked the show commented: “I’m so disappointed I love the #TheWonderYears show. Please have someone pick her up again.”
A second person signed: “It’s crazy how good shows always get canceled and bad shows get renewed.”
Someone else commented that ABC’s decision was sad.
THE CHOPPING BLOCK
Lately, ABC has been upsetting fans with its cancellations.
Fans criticized ABC executives on
The family-friendly network has decided not to renew the Milo Ventimiglia-produced series for a second season, Deadline reported.
The Company You Keep, a product of Disney TV Studios’ 20th series, failed to perform as well as its 2023 midseason counterparts Will Trent and Not Dead Yet.
While The Company You Keep didn’t make it, Will Trent was brought back for season two on ABC, and Not Dead Yet most likely will be too.
The crime series was one of three shows launched by ABC, including Big Sky and Alaska Daily.
In its short time, The Company You Keep has gained many fans.
Many of them expressed their anger at ABC bosses’ decision in a thread on Twitter.
“You will regret today that you canceled. Trash TV company,” complained one fan in a tweet.
Another added: “@ABCNetwork made a mistake canceling this show! I hope it can be broadcast on another streaming service. @hulu please consider this show.”