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Last Resort: Cancelled Show to Get Real Series Finale

Last Resort cancelled by ABCThough ABC has cancelled Last Resort, word is that the network plans to air the remaining six episodes. There’s a bit more good news as well. It now looks like fans of the show will get closure for the show’s ongoing storylines.

Co-creator Shawn Ryan, who recently discussed the cancellation (here and here), tells TVLine that the cancellation notice came down in time for he and the writers to tweak the script for the 13th episode. Last week, he tweeted, “We’re going to give you a no-holds barred kick-ass ending.”

Last month, while the network was trying to decide the show’s fate, ABC ordered two additional scripts. One has to wonder if any parts of those will be incorporated into the finale.

What do you think? Do you think the last episode of Last Resort will be satisfying? Do you think it will be a quick resolution that’s tacked onto the last episode or a real series finale?

 

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Anonymous January 25, 2013 at 8:42 pm

Thank you ABC for thinking of the fans and truly ending the show. So many shows are cancelled and the fans are left hanging. This was great

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Sina January 25, 2013 at 7:13 pm

BRING IT BACK PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Larchmonster January 25, 2013 at 12:01 pm

Shawn Ryan promised a “no holds barred kick @$$ finale” and he did not disappoint. If you ever watched “The Shield”, you know he meant it when he said it. Sad to see this show go. Should have been a movie or two.

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Cshel January 8, 2013 at 2:38 am

im looking forward to the next six episodes and ending…whenever they air…even if its only online…i will be there! So happy…

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chris_in_Arizona December 27, 2012 at 11:21 pm

Currently, I watch only two shows on TV. “Last Resort” is one of them, and it is being canceled. On Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, Dyl commented on a Charlie Brown cartoon being aired instead of “Last Resort.” I see that ABC is doing it again with “Happy New Year Charlie Brown” on Dec.27, instead of “Last Resort.” Before that, ABC pre-empted “Last Resort” on Dec. 20 with the Country Music Awards. Adding to viewer frustration, the TV Guide website shows that “Scandal” will air on January 3, 2013 instead of “Last Resort.” No wonder ABC can’t build a show audience: viewers tune in their program, and something else is being aired! Although ABC told viewers at the end of “Last Resort” on Dec. 13 that the next episode would be on Jan. 10, 2013, viewers weren’t told the show was canceled. At least, ABC gave notice so the writers could wrap up the story line. Let’s hope the remaining few episodes air in January, not May, 2013. I wouldn’t put it past ABC to air the “Last Resort” finale, months in the future. There is almost no point in watching TV anymore on any major network. Shows pop up like mushrooms, get pre-empted, moved around in timeslots, vanish for months because of the changes in season line-ups, then disappear. Thanks to tvseriesfinale.com for doing the TV networks’ job — informing viewers that their favorite shows have been canceled.

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Lew December 12, 2012 at 2:13 pm

a terrific show. each week brought an incredible episode. never should have been cancelled. sad to see quality ignored.

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Stirl November 27, 2012 at 9:55 am

As great of a show as it is I can’t argue with the decision to cancel the show. It has a limitations. My first reaction to when it first started to run was this would make a great movie, but couldn’t see lasting that long as a TV program. I must admit I am surprised that it didn’t last at least 2 seasons, but all in all it didn’t have the makings of a show that could run the distance like CSI. Hopefully the ending isn’t a disappointment.

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sharon frazier November 24, 2012 at 1:21 pm

I’ve gone to every possible website, Contacted ABC asking them not to cancel this show. Never fails when I fall for a show it gets canceled or I have to worry about it eventually getting canceled. They didn’t give Last Resort a chance. Its on the wrong night against a good show, Big bang theory…Then they say its between the ages of 18-49. So what now I don’t matter? 51 year old lover of TV!!!!

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John November 24, 2012 at 8:21 am

“A Dignified Death” is still a death! A little bit of life support could have changed the whole picture.
Six shows to go… but how much advertising and promotion are we going to see in the next few weeks? Will they run it right through the holidays and finish up the 6 episodes in early to mid January, or will it be put on hiatus until the end of March, as the original schedule was planned?
Any chance of increasing the ratings at this point will likely be sabatoged by the ABC suits, who, now that they have made their decision, will go out of their way to show that they were right.

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Dyl November 22, 2012 at 8:12 pm

THIS WAS THE BEST SHOW BY FAR EVER SINCE PRISON BREAK. IT WAS THE ONLY SHOW I EVER WATCHED EVER SINCE PRISON BREAK. I CANNOT BELIEVE THEY PULLED THIS SHOW OFF, I CANNOT BELIEVE HOW STUPID ABC EXECS ARE. THIS SHOW COULD HAVE GONE ON AS LONG AS MAGNUM PI IT WAS SO GOOD.

THE DAM THING WAS UP AGAINST ELECTIONS RECENTLY AND THEM PUTTING OTHER SHOWS IN THE SLOT ONCE, AND AGAIN TODAY WITH CHARLIE BROWN, THEY WANT TO MAKE AN EXCUSE, THESE BITCHES AT ABC ARE EVIL FOR CUTTING THIS SHOW.

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purplepantyeater November 22, 2012 at 4:49 am

A DIGNIFIED DEATH

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