Six Degrees: ABC Drama Finally Coming Back!

Six Degrees on ABCABC’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! TV Series Finale home page

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  1. Susan says

    I was so excited that six degrees was back and now I hear they have pulled the show and for good!! Of course, thats what happens if you schedule a show on Fridy night!! The show was great! Loved it and it was classy and intelligent and a change from the old boring shows. Of course they cant show it on Thursday coz of Gray’s natomy but please do anything to keep the show and advertise it more!!

  2. Anonymous says

    Of course it had only 4.6M (3/23) and 3.2M (3/30) viewers. There was no advertising that I was aware of. I stumbled onto it on 3/24 at 11:30pm having no idea it was attempting to make a comeback. It was the only show I made time to watch during the week and then it was gone. Then I went to watch it 4/2 and got Wife Swap (ugh!) Yes, I agree. It’s difficult to find shows with any sense of intelligence to them anymore.

  3. Anonymous says

    Where is six degrees?

    I have loved this show from the beginning and was bummed when it was taken of the air…I was delighted when i saw it was coming back last month and was absolutly pissed when I turned on the tv tonight to watch it and saw a stupid rerun of wifeswap…I WANT SIX DEGREES BACK…there is no sign of the show anywhere on the website and it is wrong…there are new episodes filmed why not show new episodes of the show then reruns of another

  4. Connie Bunnell says

    hey, where is it? All set to watch again and not on, even tho on the schedule. What do we have to do to keep it on?
    Love the show!

  5. Laura says

    What has happened with 6 degrees? It came back for 2 weeks and now I see nothing else about it. Does anyone know?

  6. Kimberly Torres says

    I love this show and I think Campbell Scott is a great actor. He’s the reason I started watching. Please bring the show back!!!!

  7. jenny martin says

    I’m glad this show is back! Campbell Scott is one of the best american film actors of our generation. Did anyone see him in the 2000 version of Hamlet, Rodger Dodger, The Spanish Prisoner? This guy is the real thing.

  8. says

    I enjoyed watching 6 degrees. It was a refreshing change from the survivor, bachelor shows and all their boring copycats. I hope it stays on the air.

  9. Sharon says

    My friend and I are very glad to see the return of 6 degrees. It was one of the shows that we really looked forward to each week. Keep it on the air, PLEASE!

  10. says

    I am thrilled that Six Degrees has returned. Loved the March 23 episode. I think the overview of all the main characters worked, and like where they all seem to be headed.

    Thanks for bringing back this creative and clever show! I hope it gets the audience that it deserves.

  11. Jo says

    About time Six Degrees came back. Like Studio 60, I think it’s intelligent and thus unpopular. Wish the networks had the guts to persist. Ditto, The Class, which is hilarious, and clean!

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