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The Assets: Cancelled ABC TV Show Returns June 21st

The Assets on ABC: canceled soon?As you may recall, ABC started running The Assets on January 2nd but pulled the limited series after just two epipsdes had aired. Now, the network has announced that the show will be returning this summer — for a little while.

The network will start airing the remaining six episodes on Saturday, June 21st, at 9pm. Here’s the schedule:

Saturday, June 21st – “Trip to Vienna”
Saturday, June 28th – “What’s Done is Done”
Saturday, July 5th – “Check Mate”
Saturday, July 12th – “Small Useless Truth”
Saturday, July 19th – “The Straw Poll”
Saturday, July 26st – “Avenger”

The first two episodes are available for viewing online at

The Assets revolves around the real life events of CIA counter-intelligence officers Sandy Grimes (Jodie Whittaker) and Jeanne Vertefeuille (Harriet Walter) and their search for the most notorious traitor in US History, Aldrich Ames (Paul Rhys). Others in the cast include Stuart Milligan, Julian Ovenden, Christina Cole, and Ralph Brown.

Update: The episodes have been rescheduled. Read the details here.

What do you think? Are you planning to watch the rest of the unaired episodes of The Assets.


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{ 92 comments… read them below or add one }

linda July 29, 2014 at 9:14 am

abc once again got it wrong ,great show great story line they leave all the shit on any thing that is good they cancel I’m so done with ABC


Donna S July 29, 2014 at 9:07 am

Yes, I love this series, hope ABC will air it in August. Can’t wait to see the final 2.


Chris D July 20, 2014 at 4:20 pm

Absolutely love this show!
Want to see all the episodes.
How can we make that possible?


Belle July 20, 2014 at 1:56 pm

Great news!!!! ABC will be showing the remaining episodes of The Assets!!! It is detailed here:

If you can’t get that link, the show will run as follows:

Look for episodes five (“Check Mate”) and six (“Small Useless Truth”) on Sunday, July 27 at 4:00/3:00c and 5:00/4:00c, respectively; and the concluding episodes seven (“The Straw Poll”) and eight (“Avenger”) on Sunday, August 3, likewise at 4:00/3:00c and 5:00/4:00c.


Stuart Austwick July 19, 2014 at 7:44 pm

Why ABC keeps canceling this show I don’t know if it is the dumbing down of America well I can understand that unfortunately, there are people left in America who do have the brains to watch shows of this caliber.
So ABC please bring the show back there so many people who would love to see it and bring it to its conclusion an excellent series.


Gioni July 20, 2014 at 7:49 am

I was able to watch first 4 episodes and the next 2 are coming on next Sunday afternoon. I’ll be watching.


John July 17, 2014 at 6:21 pm

This is an excellent series. Why it was cancelled is puzzling. Probably has something to do with the dumbing down of America. The history of the CIA in this period is fascinating.


Jim July 16, 2014 at 7:44 pm

Loved this show. Realistic.


Levi July 16, 2014 at 1:29 pm

I dont understand why shows that are absolutely great get cancelled. What is it that the networks base their decisions on when canceling shows and replacing them with mindless stupidity.


Mike Williams July 15, 2014 at 9:13 pm

ABC made a big mistake in cancelling The Assets – a terrific series. Hundred times better than most crap the network shows. Viewers with a brain want shows like Assets.


Chris July 15, 2014 at 6:35 pm

I don’t get it either. My husband and I watched this when it first came on then gone after two episodes. We love shows about historical happenings. We were excited to see the rest of the series seemingly was going to be on this summer so we could finish watching…then boom, off again. I hate network tv….no wonder I so rarely watch it anymore, very unreliable and mess with the programming all the time, even with popular shows till they lose their audiences because you give up on planning to watch them!


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