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Romantically Challenged: TV Show Officially Cancelled, No Season Two

Romantically Challenged cancelledWord leaked out late last week that ABC’s new comedy, Romantically Challenged, had been cancelled. Alyssa Milano said that the news was premature and rallied fans to save it. The fight is now over.

Romantically Challenged follows a group of friends who have a hard time in the romance department. The sitcom’s cast includes Alyssa Milano, Josh Lawson, Kelly Stables, Kyle Bornheimer, Camden Palmisano, and Sierra McCormick.

The sitcom got off to an okay start with a 2.9 rating in the all-important 18-49 demographic and 10.67 million viewers. Unfortunately, the ratings fell for future episodes and the TV show continued to lose a large percentage of the Dancing with the Stars lead-in audience.

When news of the likely cancellation leaked out, Milano and others connected with the show encouraged fans to call the ABC audience feedback line. They also asked supporters to send photos of themselves with signs of support.

Milano was touched by the efforts and wrote, “Your efforts on behalf of the my show has reiterated why I love my job. I hope you know that it is your faith and support that keep me going even in the hardest times. The words ‘thank you,’ never seem enough to convey my gratitude. Just know, from the bottom of my being, that you guys give me strength and I appreciate you.”

Despite the campaign, ABC has now officially pulled the plug. The show’s staff wrote to fans, “We wanted you to hear it from us 1st. We are heartbroken to report that #RomanticallyChallenged has been cancelled… officially.” And then, “We can’t thank you enough for all of our efforts in keeping us alive. We love you, #RomanticallyChallenged Army.”

What do you think? Should Romantically Challenged have been renewed for season two?

 

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Kelly February 12, 2012 at 9:18 pm

So why is cougar town still on air? Terrible show. Insults people,s intelligence. Must be the
Same people that watch those disgusting reality shows. Bad writing, bad acting.

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Justin Henderson June 10, 2011 at 11:15 pm

I, like other people, think that it should NOT be canceled, I mean, hello? I LOVE Alyssa Milano and when I first watched the show, I thought that WOW, Alyssa’s doing comedy? Is there ANY chance that the show is going to be renewed.

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Vikki May 19, 2011 at 11:54 am

I loved this show and set my DVR to record them because it was so funny and had become my new favorite! I was disappointed to hear that it had been canceled. I wish one of the other networks would pick it up or maybe even ABC give it another shot. The four episodes that aired were hilarious and it was just not on the air long enough for other people to give it a shot. I still go back to my DVR and watch those episodes from time to time. They were so funny!

Wish one of the networks would bring it back! It was so easy to relate to!! I miss this show!

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Marc Angel April 24, 2011 at 5:20 pm

This was a great show and i’m still trying to find all the episodes online. This was a great sitcom like in the 80’s and 90’s where you looked forward to the night your show was on just like when I couldn’t wait to see Alyssa Milano and Tony Danza in Who’s The Boss every Tuesday night. I miss those days of television. That’s what this show did for me and since this show has been off the air there is not other tv show so far that has made me look forward to a night just sitting at home watching my show. Wish someone would take it on again. Thanks.

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