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Lincoln Heights: ABC Family TV Series Cancelled, No Season Five

Lincoln HeightsIt looks like the story of the Sutton clan has come to an end. ABC Family has quietly decided to cancel Lincoln Heights after four seasons.

Lincoln Heights tells the story of Officer Eddie Sutton (Russell Hornsby) who moves his family back to his old neighborhood. Other castmembers include Erica Hubbard, Nikki Micheaux, Rhyon Brown, Mishon Ratliff, Robert Adamson, and Michael Reilly Burke.

The TV show debuted on January 8, 2007 and the first season was successful enough to warrant a renewal by March. At that point, it was one of the cable channel’s higher performers in the key demographics.

While announcing that the second season would kick off in September 2007, ABC Family President Paul Lee said, “We really think we have something unique here… The fact that it’s an African American family drama alone separates it from the crowd, but its terrific cast and superb writing also make it truly special and perfect for ABC Family.”

Should Lincoln Heights have been cancelled?

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Following season two, it took several months for ABC Family to decide to bring Lincoln Heights back for a third round. They finally did and that kicked off in September 2008. The audience grew and the show became the cable channel’s top performer among Females 12-34 and Female teens. It didn’t take as long to renew the series for year four.

Season four kicked off in September 2009. It ended up being one of the channel’s weaker programs of 2009, being outperformed by other ABC Family shows, including cancelled Kyle XY.

No specific reason was given for the Lincoln Heights cancellation. However, though it’s been favored by some critics, the series has never been a big hit for the cable channel and has only been given 10 episode renewals each season.

What do you think? Are you upset or surprised that the series has been cancelled? Do you think the last episode of Lincoln Heights is a worthwhile series finale?


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Tracy April 15, 2014 at 8:49 am

My husband and are upset that the show has been cancelled. We still watch it on netflixs. We would love to have it back on.


Regina Abraham April 14, 2014 at 6:43 pm

Please consider bringing back Lincoln Heights. It was a really great show! I’ve been a fan since day one. I can’t believe that such a great show was canceled. I wonder what the Suttons are up to…..


Mary Cunningham April 14, 2014 at 1:20 pm

I wish they would bring back Lincoln heights I love that show


antonio April 9, 2014 at 2:00 am

I hate how it had to end, i wanted it to keep going but we may never know why they cancelled the show. It was really great and i loved watching it since day 1.


alexis jimenez April 9, 2014 at 1:01 am

I hate to see linclon heights be cancelled it needs to be put back on there were so many things people would like to know like is the play going to go on and so many more


Gabriela April 8, 2014 at 11:09 pm

I really wish they hadn’t cancelled this show, I wanna know what to do to bring it back. I still watch it on netflix and I get sad every time because I miss it so much. I know it’s been a few years since it last aired but I wanna fight to bring it back.


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