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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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Love September 27, 2014 at 1:40 pm

Love this show it was great please make more


milo laufenberg September 27, 2014 at 12:19 am

Season 5 needs to come lincoln heights is one of the best shows I’ve watched


Nessa C September 25, 2014 at 12:30 pm

Really enjoyed this show. Its amazing, i cant explain how much i love it. I saw it on Netflix this Summer and finished the whole series in a week, lets just say i’m obsessed. I would be extremely satisfied if they were to bring it back…. Maybe at least another series maybe only on Netflix


Milton Holmes September 23, 2014 at 8:35 pm

Really this is a good show watching reruns now bring it back


Anonymous September 22, 2014 at 2:59 pm

Plz bring it back the show was great it show what really go on in real life now that everyone has grown up it will be even more awesome bring it back!!!!B-)


jenn September 21, 2014 at 6:10 pm

I really wish this would have continued I really loved the program.


Anonymous September 21, 2014 at 8:46 am

Loved the show and I barely started watching it 3 days ago but I just finished season 4 please bring it back! It was an amazing show!


Anonymous 10 September 20, 2014 at 2:57 pm

My Wife and I just found the show on Neflexs in 2014.
Great show very positive down to earth great cast .We got hooked on it big time.
We watched all the seasons. Sad that they didn’t bring season 5 on.


Anonymous September 20, 2014 at 7:27 pm

I know what you mean!!


Anonymous September 20, 2014 at 11:06 am

Bs it’s a great show to get hooked on


rico September 19, 2014 at 11:48 pm

its makes no sense to start something good and then take it away


Anonymous September 17, 2014 at 3:28 am

Bring it back. I love the series. Y’all have to bring it back the last episode started something new. Don’t give up now


Crazy Girl September 15, 2014 at 8:03 am

Please bring this back!!!! I love it. WE NEED SEASON 5!!!!


Matthew September 13, 2014 at 6:28 pm

Not a good enough ending for season 4 season 5 must go on..! Plz bring it back, this show has made changes on our family and community. .


Selena Paniagua September 12, 2014 at 1:29 pm

mad and disapointed that it was canccled it would be nice for then to bring it back. I was upset how it ended. PLEASE PUT THIS SHOW BACK ON!!!!


Harriet September 13, 2014 at 1:01 pm

I enjoyed the show. I want Season 5. Plz!


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