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The Gates: Star Frank Grillo Hears TV Show’s Cancelled

The GatesWhile a second season on ABC seems like a real long shot, ABC hasn’t officially cancelled The Gates (unlike say, My Generation). One of the show’s stars however has been told that there won’t be a second season.

The Gates follows a Chicago police detective (Frank Grillo) who moves his family to a gated suburban community to become the neighborhood’s security chief. They soon discover that their new neighbors aren’t as normal as they appear to be. The large cast includes Andrea Powell, Rhona Mitra, Marisol Nichols, Luke Mably, Travis Caldwell, Skyler Samuels, Chandra West, Colton Haynes, Janina Gavankar, Justin Miles, Victoria Gabrielle Platt, James Preston, Georgia Cole, Johnny Messner, Brett Cullen, Shannon Lucio, Devyn A. Tyler, McKaley Miller, and Louis Herthum.

Ratings expectations are lower in the summer months but the suburban supernatural series averaged only a 0.9 rating in the all-important 18-49 demographic and just 2.95 million total viewers. Though the ABC show has a devoted audience, there really just aren’t enough of them for a network series.

After weeks without news of The Gates’ status, Grillo recently tweeted, “I’m told from a friend at ABC that The Gates are closing. No season 2 Still unofficial but that’s the latest.”

After a big negative fan response, Haynes tweeted him, writing, “That caused an uproar haha. It is still not decided if #thegates is coming back or not. There is no official news as of now. Soon”

Grillo wrote back, “wow. Certainly did. Just passed on what we got yesterday. As I said. ‘Unofficial’ but as I see ABC’s ratings tank who knows.”

In any cast, it looks like two of the show’s executive producers have already moved on. Gina Matthews and Grant Scharbo (who also co-created the series) have been hired by ABC, along with Greg Poirier, to develop a new summer series for the network. It looks like it’ll be a drama that revolves around a female spy.

What do you think? Is The Gates cancelled or will the series miraculously return for season two? If not, would you like to see the story continue in another form — books, comics, or something else?


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chegez March 6, 2015 at 2:43 am

The Gates was a good series. I cant imagine i still find it interesting watching it repeatedly for sometime. Please bring it back, the suspense in the last episode is unbearable to stay with


Anonymous March 9, 2014 at 6:38 pm

bring it back!!!!!


furious July 18, 2012 at 6:37 pm

We want more, we want more, we want more, we want more, we want more.

The gates need to come back, to me it is better than the vampire diaries.
I shouldn’t even be watching it and I like it; and the ratings were no excuse i’ve seen shows that have had worse tv ratings in their first season like 90210 and got continued.
What is with abc cancelling shows like this or can’t another station just take it over but use the same characters for so that it stays the same.


mario June 21, 2012 at 2:46 am

why not a movie?? though Buckley’s dead, his body,still a deadly weapon could be the object of desire for the gates werewolves and the vampires would gather together in order to avoid extinction…and humans could fight side by side with the vamps except for the now evil Charlie who might turn to the wolves side in order to help Devon, who “saved” him, to escape from the vamps’ desire to kill her…


sierria June 3, 2012 at 8:12 pm

bring the gates back. it has a perfect mixture of drama, vampires, werwovles, and witches. the backstabing the questions not yet answerd keeps us coming back for more. i want more of The Gates it’s such a perfect show dont cancel. please ppl love the gates please dont take it away


Louisa May 20, 2012 at 7:13 pm

Id like them to either bring the tv show back or have them make a movie out of it. Some books would be good to read as well and the movie should have all the original characters


Sad May 18, 2012 at 6:57 pm

Please bring back The Gates!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great premise, well-developed characters, great actors (Luke Mably), good writing, I like how they did the transformations for the wolves and vampires, etc. I became so engrossed in their world and now I don’t get to see the story continued, watching the last episode and then finding there was no more was like a slap in the face. Please bring this show back, but only if this can be done with the same actors, otherwise things will just be ruined again. Life sucks.


Noneya May 17, 2012 at 11:19 pm

Bring The Gates back! I’m addicted after recently discovering this show! There is hardly any shows like this on anymore it’s all boring reality, wrestling, paranormal ghost chasing crap!


Pdritt January 27, 2012 at 8:58 pm

BRINGIt back!!!!!


alaycia January 26, 2012 at 9:55 am

Please bring the show back at least as a only dvd series or back on abc its addictive I’ve watched season one in 2days and I need more show it on a website or something an all new gates official stream site pleeeeeeaaaaasssseeee bring it back


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