Six Degrees: Still in Production! Is There Hope?

Six Degrees on ABCABC’s Six Degrees was yet another ongoing dramatic series of the 2006 – 2007 season. It told the stories of six very different New Yorkers who we slowly learn are actually connected. The show is based on the idea that anyone can be connected to another through a chain of no more than six people. The series, co-executive produced by Lost’s J.J. Abrams, starred Jay Hernandez, Erika Christensen, Hope Davis, Dorian Missick, Bridget Moynahan, and Campbell Scott.

Six Degrees debuted on September 21, 2006 and was pulled from the airwaves after only six episodes due to low ratings (leaving seven episodes unaired). At the time, ABC stated that the show would return in January 2007. Viewers were understandably skeptical. Well, a January return won’t be happening now but there may be some hope for fans of Six Degrees.

In Pasadena, CA, at the annual Television Critic’s Association (TCA) tour, ABC Entertainment President Stephen McPhearson fielded questions about several shows, including Six Degrees. Of fellow dramatic series The Nine and Six Degrees, he said “those two actually may get back on the air in (primetime).” Not exactly a vote of confidence, and yet…

Though Six Degrees is not scheduled to go beyond the 13 episodes of its initial order, strangely enough the series is actually still in production. The cast and crew reportedly took some time off to creatively retool the series. In addition, Josh Charles (who you may remember from Aaron Sorkin’s Sports Night) has been added to the cast.

Though it seems like the show (like so many this season) has been effectively cancelled, it may not be a done deal. The fact that production is continuing seems to indicate that ABC has not given up hope and seriously intends to air the remaining seven episodes. It probably doesn’t hurt that J.J. Abrams is one of the executive producers.

If the revisions to Six Degrees are successful and better ratings are achieved, it is possible that ABC could give the go-ahead for future episodes and even a second season. It’s a bit of a long shot right now but stranger things have happened. We’ll keep you posted so stay tuned! TV Series Finale home page

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  1. Dominic says

    believe it or not but six degrees is coming back! has posted the next airdate of the next episode on ABC. six degrees will be returning to the ABC airwaves on March 23rd in a 9pm timeslot. can’t wait. i loved the show.

  2. Bob says

    Please air the remaining episodes of this totally fantastic and captivating show. Change its time slot or night if you must.

  3. alisi says

    i love six degrees and if i had anymoney i would give it all to see the show run though. ratings shamatings, thats all a bunch of bull crap anyway. take a risk against who ever is controlin yaw n telling you not to air the shows, man i really think that the ppl love six degrees. and even if they dont yet its cuz you need to give them a chance to come and realize it. i have been following the shows online and i love them. but i want to watch more.

    ugly betty, though still one of my favorite shows, is getting old, i long to watch whats next on six degrees. if you have any sanity in you please air it right now!! like this minute even. i cant wait.

    if you cancel it, its cuz your stupid.

    im from the bay area california and i want six degrees back pronto!

  4. stephen says

    to disney/abc nine and 6 degrees were shows i could watchv w/ my teens. it was big on relationships,loyalty and being an upstanding person in bad times.why would you want to cut $ the only thing your is all about?

  5. Milton C. Flowers, Jr says

    PLEASE bring back Six Degrees tv show!! I loved it and couldn’t wait to see what happened week to week. I was locked in from the 1st episode! The characters and how they intertwined, the clever scenes, editing, the storylines…..
    Then all of a sudden, it was GONE, bring it back!!!!!!!

  6. L. Scott says

    Pllleasse don’t cancel SIX DEGREE’S!! What is going on @ ABC that they would even consider not renewing this program????? Just listen to the viewers and read the comments & for heaven’s sake don’t wait too long and let everyone lose interest with such a long wait!!!
    Bring it back-we miss it here in Florida!

  7. Charissa L. says

    A favourite show of mine with interesting storylines and great cast. So very disappointed with the cancellation.

  8. Jessica V. says

    PLEEEASE dont cancel Six Degrees!!! It became one of my fav shows. I was very upset when I heard it was cancelled. I know many fans who feel the same way and want to see it return. It had an amazing cast too.

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