The Deep End: Petition to Save the ABC TV Show from Cancellation

The Deep EndThe young lawyers of Sterling, Huddle, Oppenheim, & Craft are struggling to learn the ropes of the legal profession. Unfortunately, The Deep End TV show’s ratings haven’t been very good so it looks like the series will be cancelled before they can get very far.

What can you do? Remember, the ideal scenario for ABC is for many millions of people to watch the show on their television sets, while it’s being broadcast. Unfortunately, ratings are put together based on a sampling of viewers. If you’re a “Nielsen household,” your viewership is being directly counted. If not, it’s really not.

However, if you like The Deep End and want to see it continue, there are a few things you can do to help.

  1. If you’re a Nielsen family, watch the show whenever it’s on. If not, watch it on or purchase episodes on iTunes so your viewing will be directly counted. Encourage others to watch the show. You might know a Nielsen family and not be aware of it.
  1. Talk about the show with others; at school, at work, online, or wherever. Creating a buzz about a show that you’re invested in gets other people interested or might help bring former viewers back.
  1. Sign the petition below and encourage others to do the same.
  1. Write to the network. Be respectful. Everyone responds better to courtesy. Tell them how much you enjoy the show, that you’ve signed the petition, and that you want to see it continue. You can use this form or, even better, write via “snail-mail” to: Mr. Stephen McPherson, Chairman, ABC, 500 S. Buena Vista Street, Burbank, CA 91521, RE: The Deep End
  1. Take note of the products that are advertised during the show. Write the advertisers and tell them that you appreciate their sponsoring the show and that you buy their products (if you do).

To ABC and 20th Century Fox Television:

We, the undersigned, enjoy watching The Deep Endon the ABC network. The characters and stories are interesting and the actors do a great job drawing us back to the show week after week.

Please find a way to keep The Deep End on the air. We are devoted viewers who will continue to watch the program, encourage others to do the same, and will support the series’ advertisers as well. Please keep it going, either on ABC or, if necessary, on another Disney-owned channel.

Thank you for your consideration.

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  • Perri E.Country: US2014-12-31 15:27:45
    This is one of the best shows I've ever watched!
  • Carl-Philippe ValcourtCountry: United States2012-01-04 14:01:43
    best series out there
  • Charles KierkloCountry: USA2011-12-27 01:24:04
    I really enjoyed watching the show on I would like to see more episodes.
  • Zach RichterCountry: United States2011-12-03 14:53:25
    I thought this was very very promising. ABC should keep it
  • Anessa GolombeskiCountry: untied states 2011-11-18 11:48:07
    ABC needs to bring back the show The Deep End. I never got to watch it when it was on. I watched it today on Netflix and watched all 6 episodes and was sadly disappointed to find out that there was no more. This TV show is Extremely Funny and NEEDS to come back! There isn't no law show on that even holds a candle to this show's humor. PUT IT BACK ON!!!!
  • maryjolockeCountry: untied states2011-10-14 08:46:28
    please bring back the deep end i really like the show
  • maryjolockeCountry: oakland 2011-10-14 08:44:35
    please bring back the deep end it was good show i really like
  • Tasheka HarrisCountry: USA2011-10-12 18:24:10
    I love this show. Its that simple. I want to see more.
  • soraya WeryCountry: United States2011-06-27 01:54:05
    Keep the show!!!
  • Josh CunninghamCountry: United States of America2011-06-17 14:39:38
    I love the Deep End and I want it to continue me and mu friends are so disappointed that it was cancelled and we want it to come back on! Please come back on!
  • AliciaCountry: usa2011-05-24 01:22:40
    I love the fact that it was something different. with real writers. NOT reality. bring it back, give it a chance. at least formally end it; don;t leave us hanging...
  • Le Roy HarrisonCountry: United States2011-05-18 12:43:04
    Please reconsider this decision. What are you pro crime?
  • Evelyn JimenezCountry: USA2011-05-17 14:08:51
    Bring Back the show! The Deep End is brilliant! infectious.....I wanted to see more.....the cast is perfect!.....please bring the show back!.......This show and its cast is like Grey's Anatomy, House, CSI......yet set in the Legal World!....Briliant!......Give me more! Evelyn
  • Gus PinheiroCountry: Brazil2011-04-25 11:09:47
    What?! Why in Gods name would you guys cancel "The Deep End" it was an excellent show, it remembered me of Boston Legal and that's a HUGE complement! Bring back the show, now! =]
  • Summer Country: USA2011-04-21 11:37:55
    My husband and I loved this show. It was interesting and had great characters. The writing was amazing. Please bring it back! There are so few shows out there that are truly great. But this was one of them.
  • Bernadette RodenCountry: USA2011-04-12 03:35:47
    Enough with reality tv already. How about having shows where actors have to act. This was a great show and you take it away.
  • Gerald OwenCountry: USA2011-04-11 15:01:10
  • Megan KosokowskyCountry: Canada2011-04-06 16:09:08
    this was one of the best shows i have seen in awhile. at least give it more of a chance then just a few episodes!!!!
  • JamieCountry: USA2011-04-05 07:40:07
    I really loved this show. Bring it back!
  • KatelynCountry: USA2011-03-15 06:00:05
    I loved this show!! Super sad to hear that it was canceled! Please bring it back!!
  • Marissa Country: U.S.2011-03-01 14:39:29
    I am not usually fond of law shows but this is amazing!!!!! Please help keep it!!!!!!!!
  • Lauren Harris Country: U.s.a2011-02-27 07:57:30
    Please bring this show back! I never knew it existed until I saw on netflix , more advertising is all it needs, it is a great show with great cast! Bring back !we will all spread the word! I rarely like shows and this one has me hooked! If people start watching they won't stop!
  • Becky LoxterkampCountry: Canada2011-01-22 18:15:04
    This show is great, I really hope it keeps going!
  • Gavin ReaginsCountry: US2011-01-22 10:06:50
    BRING IT BACK!!! One of the BEST shows on television
  • katyCountry: united states2011-01-17 08:49:58
    I LOVE THIS SHOW! Pleeease bring it back
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