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Romantically Challenged: TV Show Cancelled? Alyssa Milano Says “No!”

Romantically Challenged canceled?It’s been reported that ABC’s new sitcom, Romantically Challenged has been cancelled after just three weeks on the air. One of the show’s stars isn’t ready to go out without a fight.

Romantically Challenged follows a group of friends who, for one reason or another, have a difficult time finding love. The sitcom’s cast includes Alyssa Milano, Josh Lawson, Kelly Stables, Kyle Bornheimer, Camden Palmisano, and Sierra McCormick.

The TV show got off to an okay start with a 2.9 rating in the all-important 18-49 demographic and 10.67 million viewers. In week two, Romantically Challenged dropped to a 2.6 in the target demo and 9.06 million viewers. Last week’s episode ratings dropped further in the demo, with a 2.4 rating, but rose in total viewers to 9.644 million.

While the show’s performance isn’t terrible, the downward trend isn’t positive. It’s also not good that the series is losing so much of the Dancing with the Stars lead-in audience.

Late yesterday, it was reported that Romantically Challenged was being cancelled after one season. Series star Milano wrote that she couldn’t believe that she’d just found out her show was cancelled via Twitter.

She later reported that she’d spoken to the network who told her that ABC hadn’t officially made a decision yet. Milano then encouraged readers to stay positive and to call the network’s opinion line (818-460-7477) to leave a message of support.

Next Monday’s episode of Romantically Challenged is the last one that ABC has on the schedule and it airs the night before ABC’s upfront presentation. If the network truly hasn’t made a decision on the sitcom’s fate, they’re likely waiting to see how well episode four performs. Either way, we should know if Romantically Challenged has been renewed or cancelled on Tuesday.

What do you think? Should Romantically Challenged get a second season or should it be cancelled?

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Brian May 19, 2010 at 6:51 am

Don’t cancel! … I’m sick and tired of getting into a sitcom only for it to be cancelled prematurely. The current ratings system is a joke. Most of us watch via DVR or through the web. How do networks continue to base their viewers off this so out dated system is beyond me. I guess we can expect another stupid game show.


Joe Mag May 17, 2010 at 9:51 pm

Total lack of jokes. And that awful, phony laugh track – that’s the same one they’ve been using since the 70s, right?! Fire all the writers and director and start over, or just drop it.


Anonymous May 16, 2010 at 5:20 pm

dont like the show!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Ashley Palmer May 15, 2010 at 11:25 pm

Please dont cancell the show it gives me something else to watch on mondays after dancing with stars….. I love the shows its funny an plus the one in the show is a pens fan…. love it…


Robert May 15, 2010 at 9:49 pm

alot of shows do better in syndication once they’ve been cancelled here’s hoping this will happen God bless


DOUG May 15, 2010 at 9:37 am



Tom May 15, 2010 at 5:27 am

Love Alysa, hate the show…


casey May 15, 2010 at 4:09 am

I enjoy alyssa milano’s new show. The casting is so good as i do care about all the characters. And i am way over the 49 yr. age group!!!! Please renew.

Thank you….


jamie May 14, 2010 at 9:29 pm

WHAT!!! I love the show I have only seen a couple of episodes but it funny!


Joseph May 14, 2010 at 9:05 pm

UUUUUUgh……… NOT cancel!!!!!! I just lost Trauma and Mercy too (from NBC)……..of course didn’t ABC cancel “Ellen” even though it won it’s time slot?????????


Michelle May 14, 2010 at 2:59 pm

cancel—put it out of its misery.


theresa summer May 14, 2010 at 1:52 pm

The show is awful!


Timi May 14, 2010 at 11:33 am

I hope to continue the show.


Jeremy Rynek May 14, 2010 at 11:26 am

DON NOT CANCEL!!! Alyssa Milano is absolutely excellent. But if you are just do it now and don’t give us false hope.


phil May 14, 2010 at 9:08 am

hope it’s not cancelled.


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