Ugly Betty might have received a planned series finale, but that didn’t lessen the blow of its cancellation after just four seasons on ABC. The groundbreaking dramedy was unafraid in its tackling of social issues like immigration, LGBTQ rights, body shaming, sexual harassment, and political turmoil as a series far ahead of its time.
In pulling the plug after only four seasons, ABC canceled the series just as Betty was coming into her own and rising through the ranks in the industry and finally considering acting upon the feelings she had long possessed for Daniel. Who knows where the series could have gone if ABC hadn’t pulled the plug so swiftly.
Airing between Agents of SHIELD as a gap-type series, Agent Carter managed to cultivate a strong following while earning acclaim from critics who adored the period drama just as much as fans.
Despite the series’ popularity among fans, ABC pulled the plug after just two seasons – bringing an untimely end to Agent Carter’s time on ABC. It’s a shame ABC never quite gave Agent Carter a chance to thrive and missed its opportunity to continue her journey. At least we can find some comfort in those touching Avengers: Endgame moments.