Duets: Cancelled; No Season Two

Duets canceledAmerican Idol and The Voice will return next season but Duets will not. It’s been cancelled by ABC and won’t be back for a second season.

With Robin Thicke, Jennifer Nettles, Kelly Clarkson, and John Legend as judges, Duets ran last summer to poor ratings. The season averaged a 1.2 rating in the 18-49 demo and 4.93 million total viewers.

ABC didn’t include the series on their upcoming summer or fall schedules and have removed Duets from their website. What’s more, host Quddus told fans that there wouldn’t be a second season all the way back in September.

On his Facebook page, he wrote “A lot of folks are asking about whether Duets is continuing into a 2nd season: the answer is unfortunately it’s not.”

What do you think? Did you like Duets? Are you sorry that the series has been cancelled? Was it better than the other competitions?

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  1. Kathy Harmeyer says

    It was a great show!! Maybe not as good as the other two, but it was nice to see the stars working with the up coming singers more intimate. I really hope they reconsider the show for the next year maybe.

  2. Joan Freitas says

    I loved the show!! Each week I looked forward to seeing John Legend, Jennifer Nettles, Kelly Clarkson and Robin Thicke sing with the contestants. Give it another chance and bring it back.

  3. J T says

    Bring back Duets. It is far better than American Idol, it has qualified judges that can sing, and the format is awesome. The judges mentor and perform with contestants is good for contestants and the audience enjoys it. BRING BACK “DUETS” with the same judges/mentors.

  4. Rhonda says

    It is really upsetting that this show got the axe. It was great! I was hoping that it would replace other talent shows.

  5. Becky says

    Please bring back duets this fall, maybe then it will get better ratings. I loved it more than any other singing show. Loved the way the judges sang with the singers, felt like seeing concert sometimes. Really great seeing the judges singing different types of music than what they usually sing. Thank you. Becky

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