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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  1. Sonya Fe says

    What in the hell is wrong with ABC? This was a great family show and it taught family values! Bring it back and take crap off like some of the reality shows..Honey BOO BOO…

  2. says

    somebody SOMEking something not right this show is tha booom diggety keep it on keep it on keep it on keep it on and aplozgize for what you have did to the world i watch lincoln heights every single day on nexflix what u gonna take tht away from me DON’T THINK SO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NO NO NO NO BAD BAD ALL BAD

  3. Stella says

    Definitely agree with everyone here!!!! It’s an amazing show and I hope they air at least one more season, to see whether Cassie and Charles end up getting married and if Tay becomes a star or to see if Nate Ray re-enlists or goes back to police duty. I need more!!!!

  4. Hannah says

    I discovered this show going through netflix one day and watched all 4 seasons in about two weeks I was soo upset when I saw that 4 seasons was as far as it went. I wish they would have done more seasons .

  5. Frandina says

    Omg! I Need More!! How Can We Change Their Minds And Get More Episodes, Im Sure Lots Of People Would Want That! Its 2013 And We’re Still Asking For More! That Was A Terrible Ending!

  6. Robyn says

    My family and I are very active with the outside world ie… sports and traveling etc.. When we are not doing outside things I am cooking dinner and we are all apart of family time. Both myself and other family members enjoy watching movies and tv shows together. I recently purchased Netflix and I went through movies and tv shows that I would like to watch in good taste but more on the reality side of life. So, to cut a long story short; My kids and I came across Lincoln Heights; We absolutely love the show actually we can’t stop watching it. I can’t believe that we never got a chance to watch the series when it was showing. I really didn’t think it was promoted well enough for more viewers to enjoy this show. We are now watching season 3 and we are so fascinated with all the characters that we know all their names. I hope that we get to see a future to Lincoln Heights.

  7. kaylea says

    I’m not too big on TV. when i do watch it i watch till the end. I just finished the seasons of Lincoln heights and I’m disappointed because there was no actual end to a good television show.

  8. Monique says

    When I started watching Lincoln Heights on netflix I knew that I had to finish it. They way the show had set strong family values and a sense of family togetherness is something that most people need. I wish that Season 5 will come out.

  9. Cece Pitts says

    After Lincoln heights I grew to love the show I think if more people thought like the people on Lincoln height we would be able to make changes all over the world. Watching this show makes me want to be a bigger and better person. I really hope that there will be a season 5 and many more . I didn’t even no about the show until a couple weeks ago and the first episode I knew I had to finish. The show was life changing and I was able to connect my life to it so I really hope that they change there mind and come out with season 5

  10. Anonymous says

    Lincoln Heights is really good and has strong family values as well. I just started watching it on Netflix and have been watching it every chance I get. Please bring it back!

  11. Courtney says

    I love this show I discovered it one day on tv while flipping threw the channels and that was it for me I never missed a show ever since this show went of air I don’t watch abc at all I feel why support someone who does not support there viewers it’s not right this show had at least four more seasons left in it you all made a mistake

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