ABC won’t take another Selfie.
The network has ruled out buying any more episodes of the freshman comedy series beyond its initial order of 13. It’s unclear for the moment how many of the remaining episodes will air. ABC says the comedy will be on next Tuesday, but the show’s fate beyond that is uncertain. The network just announced holiday specials would be photo-bombing Selfie’s slot throughout most of December.
Last month ABC axed Selfie’s even lower-rated time-slot companion Manhattan Love Story, yet kept Selfie around for a little while longer to see how it would perform on its own. ABC tried airing back-to-back episodes this week, but the sitcom edged lower still in the numbers.
A social media-savvy comedy that was mocked heavily by viewers on social media, Selfie was EW readers’ choice for the most likely first canceled show of the fall. But the comedy starring Karen Gillan and John Cho also had its share of defenders who liked the direction of the show, particularly after its first episode. Through its run, Selfie averaged 4.7 million viewers and 1.5 rating among adults 18-49 (and that includes DVR playback). Now, as one Twitter follower pointed out, if only ABC would cancel the word ‘selfie.’
ABC did, however, decide to give Tuesday immortality drama Forever a full season (more on that pickup here).
ABC’s Manhattan Love Story and Fox’s Utopia are officially canceled fall shows. NBC’s Bad Judge, A to Z and Fox’s Mulaney are on the unofficially canceled list, having had their orders cut or not picked up, but are still airing original episodes and are not confirmed as canceled by their respective networks. See our earlier post: How to tell if a TV show is really canceled.