Everwood premiered on in 2002, and ran for four seasons, before being cancelled by The WB in 2006, as it was merging with UPN to form The CW. Created by Greg Berlanti, this family drama set in fictional Everwood, Colorado, featured widowed Manhattan neurosurgeon, Dr. Andrew Brown (Treat Williams). In the wake of his wife’s death, Brown moves his children Ephram (Gregory Smith) and Delia (Vivien Cardone) to the small town.
The two-part series finale, “Foreverwood,” aired on June 5, 2006. Everwood also starred: Emily VanCamp, Debra Mooney, John Beasley, Chris Pratt, Tom Amandes, Stephanie Niznik, Merrilyn Gann, Scott Wolf, Sarah Drew, Jan Broberg, Sarah Lancaster, Marcia Cross, Justin Baldoni, and Whitney Lee.
After the jump, find out what Berlanti, EP Rina Mimoun, and the stars have to say about Everwood‘s cancellation.
Having changed time slots four times in its fourth season, Everwood’s viewership average dropped from 4.3 million to a 3.6 million — making it a prime target for cancellation in the wake of the WB/UPN merger to the CW in 2006.
BERLANTI: It became about who is going to make the switch to the CW. It was us, Veronica Mars, and Supernatural that were all fighting for our lives, and we had heard that two of the three would basically make it.
WILLIAMS: I was in the middle of renovating a very large house. I was in the middle of it and the show got canceled.
MIMOUN: We created two endings because we weren’t sure whether we were coming back. The one that aired had Amy [revealing her feelings to Ephram]. The other one, which we shot but no one ever saw, had Ephram about to go downstairs to meet Amy but then he gets a call from Madison [his old girlfriend who had their baby], which keeps him in the apartment. We were going to play it out with the return of Sarah Lancaster.
VANCAMP: It would have been really disappointing for the fans had Ephram and Amy not ended up together.
MOONEY: I had that RV. I always thought that Edna should just take that and set out and go around the country. We could have done a new series called Edna on the Road.
PRATT: Everwood changed my life. It changed everything. It was the first time I ever made money.
BERLANTI: It was so magical, what happened every step of the process. I’ve never really quite had the same kind of experience since on any of the shows I’ve worked on.
What do you think? Were you fan of the Everwood TV series? Do you have the DVDs or stream it on Amazon? Would you watch an Everwood TV show reboot or reunion movie?