Television networks are announcing their 2018 lineups and there are plenty of changes coming to ABC. One of the most popular television lineups is ABC’s Thank God It’s Thursday “TGIT” that features programming by Shonda Rimes production company Shondaland. Now that Scandal has concluded the show’s run, there will be a new show and time changes filling in the slot.
ABC is off to a good start for their 2018 season, even though some of their most popular shows have finished. The network saw amazing success with the Roseanne revival and the show will likely be one of the network’s largest rating successes in 2018.
Here are some shows that ABC canceled due to less than stellar ratings in 2018. These shows have been canceled and there is no indication another network will pick them up.
ABC entertainment boss Channing Dungey: #DesignatedSurvivor cancellation decision was about concerns over creative following showrunner changes. “We were less confident about the creative path forward than some of the other shows we brought back.” https://t.co/0AQz93tz7S
— Lesley Goldberg (@Snoodit) May 15, 2018
The following ABC shows have been canceled: Alex Inc., The Crossing, Deception, Designated Survivor, Kevin (Probably) Saves the World, Marvel’s Inhumans, The Mayor, Quantico, and Ten Days in the Valley.
Scandal is the only ABC show that has ended. These shows are set to end when the current season concludes: The Middle and Once Upon a Time.
Several shows remain in limbo and it is unclear whether they will be canceled or renewed. These include Somewhere Between, To Tell The Truth, and The Toy Box.
Now that Scandal is over the Thursday night lineup that has become widely known will have some small changes. Grey’s Anatomy returns for its fifteenth season and keeps its 8 p.m. time slot.
Station 19 has been renewed for season 2 and will fill the 9 p.m. time slot.
How to Get Away with Murder will air on Thursdays at 10 p.m. It returns for season 5.
The series For the People will return during the mid-season premieres.
Fans of the show Scandal are disappointed that the series ended but say the show’s finale was satisfactory and brought closure.
The other shows that ABC canceled hadn’t amassed the fan base that other shows such as Scandal, Once Upon a Time, and The Middle have.
Premiere dates for the 2018 season have yet to be announced but stay tuned as we’ll bring you all the latest news and updates.