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The Deep End: TV Show Officially Cancelled; No Season Two

The Deep EndA mid-season replacement series, The Deep End finished its first season in February after six episodes. Many websites erroneously reported that the show had been officially cancelled. It wasn’t then but it is now.

The Deep End focuses on a handful of first-year associates who work at a top Los Angeles law firm. Those in the cast include Matt Long, Ben Lawson, Tina Majorino, Norbert Leo Butz, Leah Pipes, Billy Zane, Sherri Saum, Clancy Brown, Mehcad Brooks, and Rachelle Lefevre.

The TV show got off to a rocky start in January with a disappointing 1.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 7.07 million total viewers. Viewership for subsequent episodes fell even lower by the time the sixth and final episode of the season aired in February.

Though the network refused to say that the TV show was officially cancelled, it looked highly unlikely that the series would return. ABC has now officially cancelled The Deep End so there won’t be a second season.

There is however still an extra episode sitting on ABC’s shelf. Seven installments were produced but only six aired. If the show had come back for season two, episode seven would have been part of it. Now, fans’ best chance of seeing it will be if the series is released on DVD. For now, that’s not in ABC’s plans but the first six episodes are available via Amazon.

What do you think? Are you sorry that The Deep End won’t be back for another round of episodes?


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Lucy October 26, 2014 at 1:23 am

A show as good as this just shows tv networks do not care about the viewers if they did they would not have canceled it. also from one viewers put right from the horses mouth SELL IT TO ANOTHER NETWORK YOU ALL STINK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Anonymous July 13, 2013 at 1:00 pm

way to often do good shows get pulled before their prime. Just saw this series on Netdlix and think it far surpasses many of the shows airing on ABC’s line up. If you can’t make a season 2 , sell the rights of for a network who knows talent!


Arjun June 6, 2013 at 8:19 pm

It was a great show and it shouldn’t have been cancelled


Danielle August 24, 2011 at 9:20 am

I saw this show on NETFIX. I am so sad there won’t be a season 2!!


robert February 17, 2014 at 12:11 pm

wow i just finished the six episodes yesterday, great show, not alot of good lawyer shows out there


Chrissy April 10, 2011 at 12:40 pm

I wish that they didn’t cancel this show. I agree with Laura that they really didn’t give the show a chance. They chose a great cast and pulled it too soon. It is a great show and it’s funny too! I wish they could bring it back!!!!!


LARRY March 30, 2011 at 1:33 pm



Megan February 21, 2011 at 1:52 am

I want it back!


Laura January 19, 2011 at 11:26 am

They didn’t even give this show a chance to get off the ground! I really got into by the sixth episode and was excited about an upcoming season two.


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