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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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Betsy May 2, 2013 at 4:02 pm

Ok, I am early 50’s and I got so hooked on this show. Our house hold canceled cable and start watching Good shows on Netflex. I fell in LOVE with this show, now I am at the end and going to miss it so so much. BRING IT BACK PLEASE


Barb Smith April 30, 2013 at 5:39 am

I just started watching “Lincoln Heights” on Netflix and I LOVE it! Not surprised it got cancelled; all the GOOD, quality shows do :-( . . .


aaliyah April 28, 2013 at 5:43 am

Why??? It Can’t cancel …I love Lincoln heights its all about life a many more things …but its the best black and white series I’ve ever grown attached to and it helps me in ways I can’t explain and guides me to do the right thing for our community…why can’t they just continue the show??


Diana McFarlane April 27, 2013 at 8:13 pm

I just completed all four seasons on Netflix. I am sorry I missed the series when it aired on TV. However, what can we do to get this show back on TV for additional seasons.? I Love The Show!


Anthony Brown April 27, 2013 at 11:56 am

Please bring this show back im watching it on Netflix and this is My
Third time watching all Tour seasons please bring this show back


ceaser April 25, 2013 at 5:16 pm

Y’all had to and my show.


Vanessa April 24, 2013 at 11:58 am

Please please please please renew this show!!!!


Anonymous April 22, 2013 at 1:18 am

Honestly lincoln heights is. Good show it teaches you about life ! I just wish they came back with a season 5


Loretta April 18, 2013 at 4:45 am

I wish that who ever directed this show would please put it back on. It will truly make a lot of different in people lives. Please, can you just make a 5th season? I really fell in love with this show. Thank you.


ebony April 16, 2013 at 8:48 pm

Just watched Lincoln heights on netflixs wish it was never cancelled. Wish abc family would bring it back im 23 n I loved this show still do watched it every tie it came on miss it so much


Shanny Jaye April 16, 2013 at 2:07 am

I think Lincoln Heights should have a 5th season because it made a lot changes for a lot of people. My brothers was going in the wrong direction hanging out with a very bad group of guys until I made them watch lincoln heights and it made them want to change seeing a african american family doing something positive on television so do I think Lincoln Heights is a good family show yes and it should be a 5th season of it.


Ashley April 13, 2013 at 1:06 am

OMG I just wish they could bring it back I really enjoy this show like really nobody would understand jus come back with one more season :(


jdunc April 13, 2013 at 1:00 am

I’m really disappointed that this show was cancelled. It is so hard to find good family drama shows. I was hoping we had another Seventh Heaven. Another great show, gone.


Anonymous April 10, 2013 at 5:27 pm

It really is a good show, they shouldnt have stopped the seasons. This was a good show, I wish they would have kept the show going.


Salim April 10, 2013 at 2:43 pm

I’m really upset that there will be nomore Lincoln heights I really loved that show they should have made 1 more season


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