Cashmere Mafia and Miss Guided: ABC Cancels Two More

Miss Guided and Cashmere MafiaThe alphabet network has dropped two of its unsuccessful midseason replacement series, Miss Guided and Cashmere Mafia. Based on their ratings, neither comes as much of a surprise.

Miss Guided centers around Becky Freeley (Judy Greer) as she starts working as a guidance counselor at her old high school. The single-camera sitcom debuted in March and ran for seven episodes. The premiere attracted less than 10 million viewers and dropped week after week. The final episode attracted just 4.3 million, ranking fourth in its timeslot. Though the series seemed an obvious choice for cancellation, the sitcom was reportedly being considered for renewal up until earlier today.

Mafia comes from Darren Starr’s production company and was compared with Sex in the City, though usually not kindly. The series focuses on four successful women who support each other in their business careers and personal lives. Critical reaction to the show wasn’t enthusiastic. The premiere attracted a decent 10.7 million viewers but the second episode drew under 6.2 million. The ratings continued to drop and the finale attracted just 4.8 million.

Now that Mafia’s been canned, Lucy Liu is expected to move to Dirty Sexy Money. ABC already renewed Money for season two and it’s expected to return in September. Stay tuned! TV Series Finale home page

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  1. kay says

    I agree they should of left it on instead of canceling the show. I watched all of the espisodes and craving for more. This show was more real than “Sex In The City” ever was.

  2. Alice says

    I think this show wasn’t popular because it was off-beat with the economical crisis (rich women, in rich clothes, only worrying about their love life?). But I liked it a lot. Much more than Sex And The City. Despite it’s easy going apparently cheap psychological plot, I think it’s more out-going and honest at presenting general problems for successful women in society than the audience gave it credit for. And yes not all characters are “good-girls” you can easily comment their decisions but isn’t life like this too? I don’t get the critics that have been brought on this show that it’s shallow and unrealistic. In real life most people make questionable decisions all the time, we’re not all insightful funny open-minded Carrie Bradshaw if we have to be honest with ourselves, are we? I never thought of it to be exagerated, very rich people, especially women can overlook many aspects in their life like ice-queen portrayed by Miranda Otto. As for the fun part I rank it far above “Lipstick Jungle” or “Sex And The City” (two shows I think it’s comparable with). But it does need some consideration before dismissing it, probably the audience is craving something more out-load insightful or amusing. I really think it’s just the bad timing that it sank so quickly and probably the wrong TV network.

  3. says

    I stumbled across this show on netflix as well and after the first two episodes, I grew very attached to this show. I wish it wasn’t canceled! Perhaps it would have performed better on a different network, I rarely watch abc anyway, which is probably why I hadn’t heard of the show. However, if the netflix ratings are any indication of how popular the show is they might reconsider the cancellation.

  4. sj says

    I just finished season 1, found it on my instant netflix, I had never even heard of it! I am so sad it was canceled, great show! WISH THEY WOULD BRING IT BACK!!!

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