Word 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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