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My Generation: Cancelled Show Thoughts from Jaime King and Creator Noah Hawley

My GenerationNot long after the TV ratings came in for last Thursday night’s episode of My Generation, the show was cancelled by ABC. To the dismay of many viewers, the series was pulled from the schedule immediately and ultimately replaced by repeats of Grey’s Anatomy. Will viewers ever get to see the remaining episodes? How many are there anyway?

My Generation follows a group of twenty-somethings who were part of a documentary while in high school. Ten years after graduation, the filmmaker returns to see how their lives have changed. The ABC series stars Julian Morris, Keir O’Donnell, Kelli Garner, Mehcad Brooks, Michael Stahl-David, Anne Son, Daniella Alonso, Jaime King, and Sebastian Sozzi.

With such a large ensemble cast, you would think that many would comment about the cancellation. That hasn’t happened. For the most part, the stars have all been pretty silent, perhaps by request of the network and/or the producers. The one exception has been King. Earlier this week she tweeted, “Thanks to all for supporting My Generation! I hope there will be a way for all of u to see the rest of the amazing shows we made! Xx” Responding to a comment from an upset viewer, King commiserated, “it is frustrating sometimes.”

Shortly after the cancellation news broke, Lone Star creator Kyle Killen playfully tweeted to My Generation creator Noah Hawley, “condolences. we should have a beer and compare third episodes.” A few days later, Hawley responded by simply writing, “done.”

Hawley has offered brief updates on the show. On Monday, he wrote, “Saw most of the cast last night. My understanding is we’ll be finishing the 8 existing episodes for release online or DVD.” He later added, “We would say more, but it’s not our style.” Last night, Hawley indicated that discussions about releasing the six unaired installments were ongoing.

Considering the abrupt cancellation, it’s highly unlikely that the cast and crew were able to wrap up the show’s many storylines.

What do you think? Would you like to see the remaining episodes of My Generation? Would you consider buying a DVD of the series? Would you like the producers to hear about what would have happened?

 

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Jessi C October 23, 2012 at 12:53 pm

i am catching up on these episodes on Hulu. i really like it and got online to research the show. i wanted and still want more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i really like this show!!!!!!!

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Julie May 8, 2012 at 3:06 pm

I LOVED this show. It was something different from all the other shows. It’s been over a year since I saw it last, and I’m STILL wondering what happened to the characters!
Does anyone know if the season was finished? And in that case, where I can find the episodes?
ABC should give it some more time… and taken a chance on something that was a bit different. It truly was amazing.

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kate September 24, 2011 at 11:58 pm

I really loved this show. It gave you an outlet that things don’t always work out like you plan. We all get lost or take the journey to figure out who we are as adults and that is what our 20’s are for. I like how it was really about life and I hate it was canceled. I wonder why they decided not to air anymore episodes.

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Zama July 21, 2011 at 10:59 am

I’m in South Africa n I fell in love with My Generation after only 1 episode.I would def. Buy the Dvd,mostly because even though it’s airing here,I can’t wait for the following week.Great concept and production.I really hope there were more positive news after these news…considering it is 9months old..x fingers

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Codie June 8, 2011 at 7:10 pm

I looked forward to it coming on every Thursday! My sister and I loved the show! I really wanted to find out what happened to all of the characters! If it won’t be out on DVD, I’ll never know what happened, since I cannot find the episodes online.

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Goose June 2, 2011 at 3:53 pm

My wife and I were so disappointed when this show got cancelled (two episodes in). We were able to see the full 8 episodes on Hulu recently. Unfortunately, it just made us more angry that the show wasn’t allowed to run longer. We are sure it would have been a hit.

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Kitkat March 30, 2011 at 1:48 pm

I really loved the show…the storyline is amazing and realistic and shows the struggles of life and how small the world really is…you never know who you will cross into in life…i really hope another network will bring back the show.

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Stefanie January 17, 2011 at 11:13 am

I was highly upset when I scheduled my days around MY GENERATION and only got repeats of Grey’s Anatomy. I definitely connected with that show because it was geared to a lot of individuals in my age bracket. Graduating from college not too long ago and still deciding what to do with one’s life was the same perdicament I was in and it was comforting watching characters go through the same thing. Not to mention that Mechad Brooks is absolutely gorgeous, and if he has a girlfriend she needs to get a ring put on it fast before someone else steals him..lol

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Chelle January 13, 2011 at 7:04 pm

I loved that show!!! I thought it was intriguing, realistic, and tastefully done. I really connected with the characters because of some things going on in my own life, and my mom and I had planned “TV nights” around it. I hope it does get released on DVD because I would definitely veg out to that show again.

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