Cupid: ABC Cancels Bobby Cannavale Remake, No Season Two

CupidTo no surprise, ABC has cancelled the low-rated remake of Cupid. Unfortunately, not enough viewers fell in love with the series.

Revolving around characters played by Bobby Cannavale, Sarah Paulson, Rick Gomez, and Camille Guaty, the show was a product of last year’s writers strike. ABC offered series creator Rob Thomas the opportunity to revisit the “brilliant but cancelled” Jeremy Piven series from 1998.

Unfortunately, times have changed and, as is often the case with remakes, the new Cupid didn’t live up to the reputation of the original. Many felt that the new show wasn’t as good as the original and it was obvious that network agreed. ABC cut its episode order, delayed the premiere, and then cut its order again. When the new Cupid did finally debut, it attracted a limited audience.

In any case, after a brief and low-rated run, ABC is passing on ordering another round. Some 10 years after they cancelled the original, they’re pulling the plug on the remake.

Only six of the seven produced episodes have aired. There may be a DVD release at some point and the “extra” episode would make a nice bonus. Of course, the original Cupid still hasn’t been released so fans shouldn’t hold their breath.

The biggest downside is that fans are left hanging. Unless Thomas decides to spill his secrets, once again we’re left to wonder how the Cupid story would have turned out.

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  1. Laura says

    No! Why this show?! This was one of my favourite shows, it just didn’t get enough advertisment. Please bring it back!

  2. Jade says

    Leaving viewers hanging with that last episode is torture. It’s really disappointing that such a great series had to be canceled. I really do hope ABC changes their mind. Though I doubt. Sadly.
    Even though it’s canceled, I’d at least like to know what would’ve happened in the series if it still aired…

  3. kelly says

    Doesn’t surprise me that a series about love once again is canceled. ABC will probably replace it with yet another vampire show. Idiots!

  4. Carolynn Concepcion says

    I was utterly shocked when they cancelled the show due to lack of ratings; the show was brilliant in my opinion. It was highly upsetting when they left the fans out cold with the last episode. The plots were sound, the characters were phenomenal, and the quality of the overall episodes were great. It was cute and it is hard to find GOOD quality humourous romantic shows now a days. I felt like I could relate to each “love sick” or “lost love” souls in the shows and that it was easy to believe the story lines. I really hope they change their minds about Cupid and start off were they left off.

  5. Karina says

    I just found this show on hulu too.. i didn’t realize it was from last year or that it had been cancelled until I had watched all of the episodes on there… totally bummed =[ They should definitely bring it back… at least as an online series!!!

  6. Katie Roseman says

    My husband is military and we are stationed overseas, so the only way we can watch television is over the internet. Out of hundreds of shows, I found this one, and loved it. I am very disappointed it was canceled.

  7. Anonymous says

    Awww I just discovered the show on Hulu.com a few days ago, this makes me so sad. It was so cute. Its hard to find mini-romances, I wonder if they will ever reconsider?

  8. ter says

    This show got cancelled? of course it did. any quality show ABC has ever made, and i fell in love with (my so called life…, once and again…) they cancelled. but shows like According to Jim stay on for 8 years (182 episodes)… i give up.

  9. says

    OMG how could this get canceled? i love this show it is so cute pleaaasseeeeeeeeeeeee bring it back!!!!!! there’s barely any shows on tv anymore that are just cute and fun to watch and i love these actors on this show!

  10. Katie says

    I loved this show and am so sad it got canceled. I really wish it continued, but I know I’ll never find out just exactly was going to happen. :(

  11. Ersa says

    I loved this show.
    And yeah, while it was always the same 2 couples that cupid made fall inlove.
    Each storyline was different, and they added twists and stuff.
    And I really wanted to see how it would end, if he was really a God or not.
    And I did think the actors were good, I liked the characters… i never did see the original, maybe thats why I wasn’t dissapointed in this show?
    Anyway, I really like it. And it sucks that they cancelled it. -.-
    I hope it comes back, although I doubt it.

  12. Ana says

    Hi. I’m not from the USA, actually I’m portuguese (Europe) but I did used to follow “Cupid”, from across the ocean, over the Internet, at the abc.com website. When I knew it was canceled, I thought…’there’s gotta be an explanation for this’. And it is, indeed. But not the one that I expected. Canceling “Cupid” because of the audience rates it seems not be a ‘matching’ solution. In my opinion, ABC should worry more about those people who used to follow “Cupid” (and there are a lot, as I’ve noticed) and find other ways to broadcast it. What about on the Internet only? Or move it to another time? It’s such a great tv show I’m sure people don’t want to miss it…as you can see for yourselves right here!
    Thank you.
    Cheers.

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