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Pan Am: Not Cancelled Yet; ABC Orders Five More Scripts

Pan AmThe alphabet network handed out full season orders today to two sitcoms, Last Man Standing and Happy Endings, as well as Sunday night fantasy drama Once Upon a Time. The latter has been performing particularly well for ABC and is currently the second-highest rated show on the network.

The same can’t be said for Pan Am, the network’s other freshman Sunday night drama. Six episodes have aired so far and the most recent three episodes have registered just a 1.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic. It’s currently the 12th highest-rated scripted show on the network out of 15, just above struggling sitcom Man Up! and Body of Proof.

Though things look very grim for Pan Am, ABC has asked for five additional scripts. Though that’s certainly not as good as the network ordering more episodes into production, it’s a sign that ABC hasn’t given up on the show just yet. Whether those episodes get made will be determined by how well future installments perform.

What do you think? Will the five scripts end up being produced or will Pan Am be cancelled after 13 episodes? What could be done to attract more viewers?

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Niki November 24, 2012 at 4:30 am

I can not understand why this show that was written and acted so well was not given time to to build , anyone over the age of 19 and had a bit of common sence,welcomed a great show that had not been dumb down like most of the reality shows was indeed sad that this show was canceled before it could even get started. SAD SAD!!!


Heath January 3, 2012 at 9:04 pm

For some reason I just hadn’t come across a single episode of this show while surfing channels. I finally saw the pilot episode today and really enjoyed it. I hope the show continues.

As for how to attract more viewers, perhaps a social media blitz and some good old “word of mouth” Marketing may help. I just don’t hear a lot of buzz about the series which is unfortunate.


Robert Koch December 22, 2011 at 6:20 am

I sincerely hope that the Pan Am show is not canceled. I look forward to watching Sun. nights as well as reruns sduering the week. It brings back many memories. The flying public should be reminded of how flying in those days was like. We have experienced a decline in culture since then. Just read the newspapers. The cast is perfect for an on going soap opera. Please keep the show flying.


Heather December 18, 2011 at 7:56 pm

My family loves this show. Please do not cancel it. It’s a refreshing look into the past and a welcome change from all those stupid reality shows and beefed up TV violence shows you see aired everywhere…..


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