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Day Break: ABC’s Taye Diggs Drama is Gone

cast of Day Break on ABC As you may recall, ABC recently announced that they were reworking their Wednesday night schedule (in preparation for the return of Fox’s American Idol). That left fans of Day Break out in the cold as the Taye Diggs series would be pulled from the schedule after the December 27th episode had aired. There was some hope and speculation that the series would be moved to another night. We now know that’s not going to happen.

The Lost-replacing series Day Break has been pulled from the schedule even earlier than expected. The ratings for Day Break have continued to fall since its debut and the latest was no exception. The sixth episode, entitle “What If They Find Him,” attracted only 3.1 million households. As a result, ABC has yanked the drama effective immediately. Repeats of George Lopez and According to Jim will fill 8-10pm Wednesdays for the next two weeks (both sitcoms begin new seasons in January on Wednesday nights).

Sign the petition!There are seven unaired episodes and, as of now, there are no plans to air them on the network (joining fellow dramas The Nine and Six Degrees). The good news is that ABC has said they will post the remaining episodes online, with a new episode being posted every Thursday for the next seven weeks. They may decide to release the episodes for purchase online via iTunes but I’m guessing that will have a lot to do with viewer demand. TV Series Finale home page

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PerryMecium January 21, 2008 at 11:54 am

It seems that this great show will go the way of so many other shows to make the best way to watch shows on TV is through DVD. Action dramas are the hottest shows (aside from the thoughtless reality/contest shows) and it seems they are best found and watch on DVD. Examples include 24, Prison Break, Lost, and Heroes. I have watched each of these shows as airing on TV but they are best on DVD. Hopefully someone at corporate will see this show as needing to produce some more income, the best way is releasing it on DVD producing profits of about $50 per unit sold. I still need to see the un-aired episodes and I would definately be purchasing the season. Beyond that, I have little hope of Daybreak have any further life. Like some of the best shows on TV (My So Called Life…) Daybreak will only be a shimmer of potential light that dies too early.


Ex Lost Watcher January 4, 2008 at 3:17 pm

What do you expect from ABC. Lost is the only thing they have in primetime, NBC is killing them. Its no wonder, we lose Daybreak to get brilliant work like Cavemen or Carpoolers.

I hope someone somewhere was fired, and subsequently divorced.


greg January 3, 2008 at 7:25 pm

I really liked yhat show. I wish they would bring it back.


Jeff Handshaw December 17, 2007 at 6:42 pm

I thought Daybreak was a great show and the final episodes that completed the show were perfect. Unlike most series that end poorly, Daybreak ended perfectly and even into the next “day”.
One of the best shows ever cancelled (along with, now, Journeyman)
Too bad we couldn’t download the series to show to others.


jim December 5, 2007 at 3:34 pm

I wanted to watch the remaining daybreak episodes online but never saw them and now I see they got pulled. WTF. This was one of their best shows in recent years. I just don’t understand networks.


lauren November 26, 2007 at 10:04 pm

Please bring it back!!!!! Abc I love this show as well as many others that I got hooked on the show!!!! It was the first show I made sure I saw every wed in years!!!!!! Something definitely has to be done about this!!!!


Anonymous November 26, 2007 at 12:30 pm

This sucks.

Started watching when it aired over here in the UK and wondered where it went. I really dug this show.

Can’t even get the complete series online (or seemingly anywhere). It had a bit more substance than a lot of action/drama shows.


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