ABC has canceled its comedy House Economics — one in all simply two reveals from the community’s 2022-23 slate that was nonetheless in limbo — after three seasons.
Moreover, ABC has pushed Excessive Potential, against the law drama starring Kaitlin Olson, to a fall 2024 debut after initially ordering it for this season. Twin strikes by writers (which ended this week) and actors throughout the summer time and fall have brought about vital shuffling of broadcast community schedules already, and there’ll seemingly be extra strikes because the window for producing new episodes for 2023-24 tightens.
House Economics had the smallest Nielsen-measured viewers among the many 5 ABC comedies that aired throughout the common September-to-Could season in 2022-23. It averaged 2.92 million viewers per episode over seven days, together with a 0.55 score among the many key advert demographic of adults 18-49 (figures don’t embody streaming). ABC Signature and Lionsgate Tv produced the collection, which revolves round three grownup siblings (Topher Grace, Caitlin McGee and Jimmy Tatro) and their households.
The collection was one in all two in limbo at ABC over the summer time. The opposite, The Rookie: Feds, remains to be awaiting phrase on its destiny as broadcasters reassess their wants with writers in a position to work once more however actors nonetheless on the picket traces. (SAG-AFTRA and the Alliance of Movement Image and Tv Producers, representing media firms, are scheduled to renew negotiations Oct. 2.)
The cancellation of House Economics leaves ABC with three comedies on its 2023-24 roster in the mean time: Abbott Elementary, The Conners and second-year present Not Useless But. The community handed on two different comedy pilots within the spring.
As for Excessive Potential, it was the one new collection order ABC made at its upfronts in Could. The drama from creator Drew Goddard relies on a French present and stars Olson as a single mother with an distinctive thoughts whose unconventional knack for fixing crimes results in an uncommon and unstoppable partnership with a by-the-book seasoned detective (Daniel Sunjata). Javicia Leslie, Deniz Akdeniz, Amirah J, Matthew Lamb and Judy Reyes additionally star.
Even ought to the SAG-AFTRA strike finish comparatively quickly (actors have been hanging for 11 weeks), it’s unlikely any scripted collection can be again on the air earlier than early 2024. With 5 returning dramas (The Good Physician, Gray’s Anatomy, The Rookie, Station 19 and Will Trent) and the addition of former Fox collection 911, ABC will seemingly be set for the rest of the present season and might maintain off on launching Excessive Potential reasonably than attempt to open it amid what may very well be a crush of returning reveals within the first a part of subsequent 12 months.