ABC recently announced that it has canceled three of its shows, “Alaska Daily,” “Big Sky,” and “The Company You Keep,” citing low ratings and poor reception as the primary reasons for their cancellation.
“Alaska Daily” was a comedy-drama series that followed the daily lives of a small-town news team in Alaska. Despite having an impressive cast that included Mark Consuelos and Erika Christensen, the show failed to attract a significant audience and received lackluster reviews from critics.
“Big Sky” was a crime drama series that revolved around a private detective agency in Montana. While the show initially garnered praise for its unique setting and suspenseful storyline, its ratings dropped steadily over time, leading to its eventual cancellation after just two seasons.
“The Company You Keep” was a political thriller series that focused on a group of former radicals who reunite after years in hiding to confront their past and face the consequences of their actions. The show was originally planned as a limited series but was later renewed for a second season. However, the show’s low ratings led to its eventual cancellation.
The cancellation of these shows has come as a disappointment to their respective casts and crews, many of whom took to social media to express their gratitude to the fans and their disappointment at the cancellation.
ABC has faced criticism in recent years for its frequent cancellations of critically acclaimed shows, with many critics suggesting that the network’s focus on ratings has come at the expense of quality programming. However, the network has defended its decisions, stating that ratings are a crucial factor in determining the success of a show.
The cancellation of “Alaska Daily,” “Big Sky,” and “The Company You Keep” is a reminder of the unpredictable nature of the television industry and the challenges that networks face in producing successful programming. While the shows may not have found their footing with audiences, they will undoubtedly be remembered for their unique storylines and talented casts.