Following the departure of ABC President Paul Lee, Hidden Remote is taking a look at five ABC series in danger of becoming the latest ABC cancellation victims.
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This week, ABC became the latest network to undergo a major network shake-up as ABC’s Entertainment President Paul Lee stepped down after six years in the position. The New York Times broke the news Wednesday afternoon realign that Lee resigned as the result of a power struggle with a higher-ranking executive.
“Leading ABC has been a fantastic experience,” Lee said. “I’m especially proud of the incredible team I built and the strategic, creative vision we established and successfully executed for both the network and studio. Together, we’ve transformed ABC into one of the strongest brands in television.”
While the exact details behind Lee’s departure remain unknown, sources have indicated that Lee’s departure came as the result of ABC’s struggling ratings. The 2015-16 season has been relatively hard on ABC with several veteran series, including Castle and Once Upon a Time, hovering around series lows throughout the season thus far and numerous high profile new series failing to capture viewers’ attention.
With Lee no longer around to show favor to the network’s modest-performing series, one has to wonder which series will fall victim to the cancellation axe this spring. While no one can predict where incoming president Channing Dungey will take ABC in the coming months, it seems highly likely that several of ABC’s struggling series could soon receive their marching orders – including a few of the network’s low-rated critical darlings.
After looking over ABC’s entire line-up, five series in particular jumped out as potential victims of the network’s leadership change. Join Hidden Remote now as we look at the five series most likely to find themselves in danger this spring as ABC Cancellation Watch 2016 officially begins!