Ruby & the Rockits: ABC Family Sitcom Cancelled; No Season Two

Ruby & the RockitsABC Family has decided to pass on ordering a second season of its freshman sitcom, Ruby & the Rockits.

In Ruby & the Rockits, former teen icon Patrick Gallagher (Patrick Cassidy) has been living quietly with his wife (Katie A. Keane) and their two sons, teenage Jordan (Austin Butler) and sarcastic preteen Ben (Kurt Doss).

Things change when Patrick’s former band-mate brother, David (David Cassidy), shows up with David’s previously unknown teenage daughter, Ruby (Alexa Vega). David doesn’t want to give up his show-biz life and leans on his brother to help raise his daughter, who’s a rising star on her own.

The show debuted on July 21st to 1.6 million viewers and 654,000 in the 18-49 demographic, making Ruby the second best sitcom launch in the network’s history. It even built out of the audience of fellow freshman comedy 10 Things I Hate About You.

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Unfortunately, those numbers didn’t hold up and the sitcom lost steam in the following weeks. While the network has renewed 10 Things for another 10 episodes, ABC Family has decided to dump Ruby after one short season.

The final episode is scheduled to air on Tuesday, September 22nd. In the episode, titled “Smells like Teen Drama,” Jordan and Ruby compete for the attention of the same girl. Privileged’s Lucy Hale guest stars as Ruby’s best friend and Jordan’s new girlfriend. Meanwhile, Ben is being bullied at school. David and Patrick want him to fight back while his mother has a very different point of view.

What do you think? Should the show have been cancelled or did ABC Family make a mistake?

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  1. Anonymous says

    should NOT have been cancelled!!! i love alexa vega shes a great singer, actor, and shes gorgeous!!

    There is some unfinished business with this show!! I NEED CLOSER!! what happens to ruby?? ruby and jordan????? the rockits? i want more alexa vega songs on my ipod!

    10 episodes is not enough for me or the rest of the world -_-

  2. James says

    I think ABC Family made a mistake by cancelling the show in 2009, with most shows it takes more than 1 season to know if it’ll be a hit but ABC Family seems to cancel more shows without making it past season 1

  3. Anonymous says

    Ruby and the Rockits shouldn’t have been canceled I liked the show a lot and thought it was really funny :)
    I thought it would be a great series, but sadly they decided to cancel it and I don’t know why :(

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