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October Road: ABC Changes Plans for Drama

Bryan Greenberg of October RoadAs previously reported, ABC had planned on running just four of its six episodes of October Road. Though the series shows evidence of losing steam, ABC has changed their plans.

October Road debuted on March 15th to 13.93 million viewers. The second episode dropped 16% and the third dropped to less than 8.3 million. Despite this decline, the series has been attracting a healthy percentage of the desirable 18-49 demographic.

ABC had planned to air only four of the six episodes of October Road this season. If the series was renewed then the remaining two episodes would air as part of season two. ABC has now decided to air the remaining two episodes this season.

October Road will take a one week break while a double dose of sitcom Notes from the Underbelly debuts on April 12th. Underbelly will then move to Wednesday nights beginning April 18th. The two episodes of October Road will air on April 19th and 26th. No word on what will occupy the timeslot after that.

A final decision on an October Road second season will likely be announced in mid-May at the network upfronts. Stay tuned! TV Series Finale home page

 

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Terri K. January 2, 2008 at 11:21 pm

Do you remember what happened with Buffy??? They almost cancelled it after two seasons, they were actually thinking about stopping the show every year for the first three years. When they stopped it someone else picked it up. October Road can be that BIG just give it a chance. I’m 33 years with a full time odd hours job. I have seen every episode. If I missed the show on television I just watch it online. I have other shows I watch, but none that I’m faithful,except O.R. Keep it showing!!! You won’t be sorry.
TK

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Melissa January 1, 2008 at 6:59 pm

This show is fantastic, please ABC whatever you do …DO NOT CANCEL. FInally, something worth watching! The characters are great, especially Big Cat!!

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shannon December 17, 2007 at 2:45 pm

I saw the first six episodes on Soap Net and loved the show, however I do not get ABC, actually I get everything but so I cannot watch this show and I was very upset when I tried to find it.

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Holly November 26, 2007 at 6:20 am

I absolutely loved this show please bring it back!!! I cant wait to see what happens next. Everyone I know watches and loves this show. You can’t cancel this show! Please Please Please listen to everyone and bring it back!

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christine cushing November 17, 2007 at 10:52 pm

I love October Road and figured it would be cancelled because of ABC moving it around too much just as they have done with several other shows. I’m glad it’s coming back before Thanksgiving.
Listen up ABC, you have a great show. Please don’t mess this up!
And to the writers and the actors, thank you for making an incredible drama. I love October Road!

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SP October 24, 2007 at 10:00 am

I love this show, please don’t cancel it. So many good shows are cancelled before they get off the ground.

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Kim October 19, 2007 at 6:15 pm

I love this show ABC!!! You have by far out done yourselfs. The only thing I hate about it is that I have to waut a week to see what happens. PLEASE bring it back. We all understand you don’t want to lose money but, this show touches the hearts of so many people. GREAT JOB!!!! Thank you

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S.Foster October 15, 2007 at 1:51 am

I Loved October Road!!!!!!!! Can the last season and the recent airing of it be purchase?

Thanks

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Megan October 14, 2007 at 2:22 pm

For everyone who is wondering about this show – the ABC website says that it’s returning mid-season! YAY!!!!! I love it so much and can’t wait for it to be on every week. My only hope is that they bring it back for a third and fourth season. The music and characters are awesome and it was my favorite show last season… even better than Grey’s! ABC took away Six Degrees, which I also loved…. so as for October Road: KEEP IT ON!!!!!!

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Chantay October 13, 2007 at 6:16 pm

I just watching october road…It really is a great show…one the best in my point or veiw…I hope the show returns…PLEASE BRING IT BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Melissa October 12, 2007 at 5:02 pm

I have been looking forward to the shows return, please bring back!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Michelle October 7, 2007 at 10:31 pm

I have been watching and waiting for October Road. I know the return was quetionable but make up your mind already. October Road is a great show and has real potential to be a huge hit. Networks make so many mistakes when it comes to shows people actually want to see. Sometimes all your polls, reports, and reviews are biased. Don’t make another mistake bring back October Road!!!

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Donna September 30, 2007 at 4:05 pm

I loved this show and I was really hoping it was coming back this season! Even though I could not catch it on the day it was scheduled, I set my tivo every week and always caught up on the weekend. Please bring it back!

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Amiee September 30, 2007 at 8:45 am

Please don’t cancell October Road. I love this show. I think the time slot is great, Right after Grey’s Anatomy!!!!! I love them both so much. I never miss an episode….Please bring OctoberRoad back!!!!!

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Darlene September 28, 2007 at 8:40 pm

I can not believe this show didn’t make it. there are so many shows I have zero interest in and finally I found something that I loved as much as Grey’s and its off??!! I am sorry but that caveman show??? You are airing that over october road!!?? Someone has things way wrong at ABC.

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