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The Assets: ABC Cancels Spy Drama — Again

The Assets TV show on ABC canceledMaybe fans of The Assets will get to see all eight episodes of the ABC series some day. The network cancelled and pulled the limited TV show after just two low-rated episodes back in January. Then, last month, the network decided to burn off the remaining episodes on Saturday nights.

Two new installments have aired on but the ratings have been dismal, even by Saturday night standards. Now, the network has pulled The Assets off the schedule once again. They’re replacing the remaining episodes with reruns of Mistresses.

Hopefully, ABC will just release the remaining episodes online so the show’s small audience can finally see the rest of them.

Hee are the press notes:

*** EPISODE CHANGE ***

SAVI REVEALS A DEVIL-MAY-CARE SIDE, KAREN’S HARMLESS ADDICTION COULD TURN DANGEROUS, A SURPRISED JOSS CONSIDERS AN UNUSUAL REQUEST AND APRIL GETS DISCONCERTING NEWS, ON “MISTRESSES,” SATURDAY, JULY 5 ON ABC

“Playing With Fire” – Savi’s sister and friends are concerned when her secret camaraderie with Zack reveals a devil-may-care side. Karen tries to heed April’s advice that her harmless addiction could turn dangerous. Scott makes his move with Joss, and then shares a surprising fantasy with her. A blissfully-in-love April gets some disconcerting news about Daniel. Meanwhile, Dom grapples with repercussions in the office after he and Savi come out about their relationship, on “Mistresses,” SATURDAY, JULY 5 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Note: This episode replaces “The Assets.”

“Mistresses” stars Alyssa Milano as Savannah (“Savi”) Davis, Yunjin Kim as Karen Kim, Rochelle Aytes as April Malloy, Jes Macallan as Josslyn Carver, Brett Tucker as Harry Davis and Jason George as Dominic Taylor.

“Playing With Fire” guest stars Jason Gerhardt as Zack Kilmer, Ricky Whittle as Daniel Zamora, Rebeka Montoya as Antonia Ruiz, Corinne Massiah as Lucy Malloy, Justin Hartley as Scott Thompson, John H. Martin as bartender, Lauren McKnight as Brynn, Cleo Anthony as Aiden, Trilby Glover as red-haired woman, John Martin as Ron Mitchell, Chase Kim as Matt.

“Playing With Fire” was written by Justin W. Lo. Constantine Makris directed.

“Mistresses” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format with 5.1 channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-14,D,L,S parental guideline.

For more information about “Mistresses” visit ABC.com/Mistresses

*** EPISODE CHANGE ***

SAVI HAS AN EPIPHANY ON THE EVE OF SIGNING HER DIVORCE PAPERS AND KAREN’S SECRET LIFE GETS THE BEST OF HER, ON “MISTRESSES,” SATURDAY, JULY 12 ON ABC

“What Do You Really Want?” – Karen’s secret life gets the best of her when she meets a guy she likes. Joss gets shocking news from Harry that could impact both of their lives. With Daniel out of town, April has her reasons to decline a dinner invitation with the wealthy parents of her daughter’s best friend. Before Savi and Harry sign their divorce papers, she has an epiphany that challenges her future with Dom, on “Mistresses,” SATURDAY, JULY 12 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Note: This episode replaces “The Assets.”

“Mistresses” stars Alyssa Milano as Savannah (“Savi”) Davis, Yunjin Kim as Karen Kim, Rochelle Aytes as April Malloy, Jes Macallan as Josslyn Carver, Brett Tucker as Harry Davis and Jason George as Dominic Taylor.

“What Do You Really Want?” guest stars Matthew Del Negro as Jacob, Justin Hartley as Scott Thompson, Jason Gerhardt as Zack Kilmer, Elaine Hendrix as Samantha, Corinne Massiah as Lucy Malloy, Whitney Hoy as Molly, Barry Levy as lawyer #1, George Mitchell as bartender, Brian Hallisay as Ben Odell, Tabrett Bethell as Kate, David Haydn-Jones as Steven, Scott Bailey as handsome guy, Ryan Slater as clerk,

What Do You Really Want?” was written by Jordan Budde. Constantine Makris directed.

“Mistresses” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format with 5.1 channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-14,D,L,S parental guideline.

For more information about “Mistresses” visit ABC.com/Mistresses

*** EPISODE CHANGE ***

APRIL BRACES HERSELF FOR THE TRUTH ABOUT DANIEL, AND JOSS GETS STRESSED OUT OVER THE NATURE OF SCOTT’S JOB, ON “MISTRESSES,” SATURDAY, JULY 19 ON ABC

“Why Do Fools Fall In Love?” – April braces herself for Daniel’s (Ricky Whittle) response when she finally confronts him to come clean. Joss finds that Scott’s (Justin Hartley) work as a plastic surgeon is testing the trust in their relationship. Dom catches Savi in a lie about her friend Zack (Jason Gerhardt) and suggests they all meet. Jacob (Matthew Del Negro) tells Karen he wants to make a go of it, but first must take care of another situation, on “Mistresses,” SATURDAY, JULY 19 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Note: This episode replaces “The Assets.”

“Mistresses” stars Alyssa Milano as Savannah (“Savi”) Davis, Yunjin Kim as Karen Kim, Rochelle Aytes as April Malloy, Jes Macallan as Josslyn Carver, Brett Tucker as Harry Davis and Jason George as Dominic Taylor.

“Why Do Fools Fall In Love?” guest stars Matthew Del Negro as Jacob, Justin Hartley as Scott Thompson, Jason Gerhardt as Zack Kilmer, Ricky Whittle as Daniel Zamora, Catherine Haena Kim as Anna Choi, Brooke Peoples as Autumn.

“Why Do Fools Fall In Love?” was written by Josh Reims. Ron Underwood directed.

“Mistresses” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format with 5.1 channel surround sound. A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to the airdate.

For more information about “Mistresses” visit ABC.com/Mistresses

What do you think? Have you been watching The Assets? Do you think ABC should just release all of the episodes online?

 

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{ 44 comments… read them below or add one }

LJ July 28, 2014 at 2:20 am

It is so irritating to get hooked on a show only to have it cancelled! I really do hope they put the remaining episodes online.

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Watcher July 24, 2014 at 9:28 pm

It is an important story and well-acted. Please post the rest online. Or sell the rights to PBS for a dollar and let them run it. Don’t leave us hanging.

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Stephanie July 21, 2014 at 1:52 am

I was really enjoying this show. It requires the viewer to think and is not as flashy as much of the stuff that is on TV. Why cancel it before the last episode? Let us see the rest of it! Who is going to to watch the “Mistresses”????

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Ray July 21, 2014 at 1:24 pm

The final four episodes are airing the next two Sundays on ABC. Previous episodes are available on the ABC website our iPad app…

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Eric July 21, 2014 at 3:30 pm

Thank you!! I have really enjoyed the show from the beginning. I don’t understand why the low ratings at all.

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NNR July 20, 2014 at 6:56 am

I agree with many of the comments here. It was really good
Show and it sucks that it didn’t capture enough of an audience to stick around. It seems to me that thankless reality tv (which isn’t even reality) have staying power but any show that requires you to think just a little bit or pay attention don’t last long. Sad really. I hope an earlier comment I read is true. I hope they finish airing the rest or at least make them available online.

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Curt July 18, 2014 at 5:59 pm

I can’t believe it. You’ve pulled this series a second time?! It’s actually been quite good and much better than much of what we see (or choose not to see). Give it to Netflix or Amazon Prime.

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Jo July 15, 2014 at 5:56 pm

Please finish running The Assets series, or make them available online. We really enjoyed the ones we saw and would like to see the entire series, especially considering it is all filmed and ready!!!!

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Rich Gehm July 19, 2014 at 12:56 am

The Assests Are coming back a week from this Sunday July 27, 2014 at 4:00 PM for Episode five and at 5 PM for Episode 6. This I confirmed with TV Guide and ABC.
Then Aug. 3 the next Sunday at 4PM Epidode 7 and 5 PM Episode 8 The Final Episode
We can only hope they will keep their word. So set your DVR to record the last 4 Episodes.
Good Luck to all and keep your fingers Crossed.

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kgs July 14, 2014 at 5:49 pm

Yes… there are quite a few people I know that would like to finish the series. … Please

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Lisa Stallard July 14, 2014 at 5:00 pm

This is really maddening! grrr!! What the heck, ABC? The shows have already been made, you keep screwing us – just show them! Pretty rotten to get our hopes up twice to see it finally completed, then pull it again! just show remaining shows and be done with it.

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Linda July 13, 2014 at 8:20 am

I can’t believe they cancelled this again!!#?%*!! I just re-watched the first 2 episodes and then watched episode 3 and 4 on the DVR and was searching for when episode 5 is to come on and find out it’s cancelled!!! How can we get ABC to put this on line?

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Zoe July 11, 2014 at 7:32 pm

ABC Please just release the rest of the series so the fans can see it
no matter the place or the hour, please make it available. It was a rare gem!!!

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