ABC cancelled a number of dramas today to make way for new ones. Gone are Brothers & Sisters, V, No Ordinary Family, Detroit 1-8-7 and Off the Map. The latter three aren’t necessarily a surprise; all three freshman dramas had disappointing ratings this season.
Genre fans were hoping V would make the cut for another season, but the ratings just weren’t up to snuff. As for the Walker family, the actors were even ready to say goodbye to their show that first launched in 2006. Matthew Rhys told EW in January that ”we’ve run a lot of extreme stories and big stories, so I personally wouldn’t want to be a writer if I had to stretch it another season.” Brothers and Sisters already aired its finale a week ago.
And now, some sad news for Matthew Perry, who announced Thursday that he would return to rehabilitation: The alphabet axed Mr. Sunshine, the single-camera comedy that starred Perry as a lonely San Diego sports arena manager who just turned 40. His boss was played by Allison Janney.
Perry released the statement Thursday about his return to rehab: “I’m making plans to go away for a month to focus on my sobriety and to continue my life in recovery,” adding, “Please enjoy making fun of me on the World Wide Web.”
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