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. says

    Nooo Plzz bring it back!
    that was a big mistake! what’s the problem with airing more episodes while all people watch them!!! they were stupid with this decision

  2. says

    just picture the biebs singing this

    hey show me the way
    what are the rules
    how do u keep a family
    what tis the key
    how do you stayyyy
    tooooo
    geeee
    eetherrr

    woooooahhh ooohhhhooo

    the glove all u need

    to get along to be strong for each other

    imma give u all i can give u where i livee

    BAAAAHBAHHHBLUE SHEEP hahha jk BAAHBAHHABHHHBAHHHHHHH

  3. Anonymous says

    This show was awesome and i always wanted to know what was going to happen next…that’ll never happen now :(

  4. Vanessa says

    I REALLY loved this show! It had lots of comedy and ordinary situations that make it more entertaining! It was my favorite show of all time!

  5. Anonymous says

    I’m still upset that it was cancelled.
    I loved Ruby and the Rockits and thought it was endearing. :c ♥

  6. PEACHES says

    I have been watching this show on HULU and I love it!!!!!! I think all of the actors are great, very funny situations, I always been a CASSIDY fan and it was wonderful to see Shirley Jones appear. Alexa Vega is just adorable and sings great too….PLEASE bring it back. I don’t get it when shows like THE BACHELOR or LOST stay on 4-ever and GOOD shows get the hammer………

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