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Friday, January 10, 2014
CANCELLATION ALERT: The Assets
ABC has made its limited series very limited by cancelling The Assets after just two weeks. Conceived as an eight week limited series to air during Scandal's winter hiatus, The Assets premiered to the lowest in-season demo ever for the big four networks at a measly 0.7. This week it slipped another tenth to a 0.6 and ABC decided they couldn't even air it for six more weeks. The Assets is the third official cancellation for ABC this season, joining Lucky 7 and Back in the Game. It's also the third show to get cancelled after two episodes joining Lucky and CBS' We Are Men. Several other ABC shows remain extreme long shots for renewal in what has been a tough season for them: Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, Betrayal, Trophy Wife, Super Fun Night, and the just premiered Killer Women. The future looks a little brighter for Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and The Goldbergs. Still to premiere for ABC is Mixology, Resurrection, and Mind Games. Shark Tank repeats will fill the Thursday 10pm slot for at least three weeks while Scandal returns on February 27.