ABC’s Six Degrees told the stories of six very different New Yorkers who are actually connected in various and unknown ways. The series starred Jay Hernandez, Erika Christensen, Hope Davis, Dorian Missick, Bridget Moynahan, and Campbell Scott, and was co-executive produced by Lost’s J.J. Abrams.
Six Degrees debuted on September 21, 2006 and was pulled from the airwaves after only six episodes due to low ratings. ABC assured fans of the show that the series would return in January. That didn’t happen. In January, ABC Entertainment President Stephen McPhearson said of The Nine and Six Degrees, “those two actually may get back on the air in (primetime).” Not a guarantee for sure.
The one promising point was this: though ABC only ordered 13 episodes, Six Degrees is actually still in production in New York City. The cast and crew reportedly took some time off to creatively retool the series and Josh Charles (who you may remember from Aaron Sorkin’s Sports Night) has been added to the cast.
ABC has just announced that Six Degrees will return to primetime on Friday, March 23rd at 9pm. It’s unknown how long it will remain in that slot but hopefully fans can see the seven unaired episodes.
Now, if the revisions to Six Degrees are successful and the show attracts decent ratings, it’s possible that ABC could give the go-ahead for future episodes and perhaps even a second season. It’s a bit of a long shot but you never know. Stay tuned!