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.”

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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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  1. says

    We really did love the show all of us and if you dnt ask yourself did I even give it a chance please bring it backto Ryhon and Mishon if your listening I’m a really big fan

  2. shawntell w says

    lincoln heights was the best show ever. i loved the show since i watch the first episode . i been watching it on netflix lately .. they really need to bring it back i want to know what happened to the suttons and chassie BRING THE SHOW BACK PLEASE .

  3. Jasmin says

    This show was the best show ever!!! I cant believe that they would end such a great show like this. I would kill to see what happened to Lizzie, Cassie, Tay, Nate Ray, Jenn, Sage, Lund, Charles, Jarone, Dana and Eddie. Tons of people enjoyed this show. It has tons of feelings that gave details about the life of the Sutton family. If only they could’ve added more episodes for each season, it would’ve been the best show yet. If Lincoln heights was sooo bad, why didnt they transfer the show to other channel such as tbs, hbo,oxygen, mtv,or teen nick. Im suffering here, BRING LINCOLN HEIGHTS BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Black says

    Best show with a great plot plz bring it back your fans would really appreciate it!!!!! *************WHO EVER THIS MAY CONCERN *************

  5. Faith says

    You need to bring lincoln heights back..why did u guys cancel this show please bring it back…you will have a lot of people watching this show..please please bring it back….

  6. aidenscott says

    Lincoln Heights wasn’t just a amazing TV show it was much more then that, the reason i loved the show was because it had alot of good messages to it my favorite one was face your fears because your never alone as long as you have your family, ..i believe that this show should be brought back because it teaches good life lessons, the thing that made this TV show stand out form others was the fact that it taught good life lessons an they were clear an easy to cant find a TV show today like it!!! if that isn’t enough reason to bring it back then i don’t know what is!!!!

  7. says

    Im pissed off that Lincoln heights got cancelled if they acually read this they should try to bring them back as s family and do more seasons 2012

  8. Dinyah says

    I think it was a great show. Something that was so good to see on tv. I think it was taken off in its prime too soon.

  9. Nella says

    I dont think that the series finale was enough…what happens with cassie nd charles through the rest of the school year….did lizzie put on a great show…how tay is doin with his music career…how they spent the 50,000…i jus dnt feel the storys ending is enough…we need more

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