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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  1. linda kirk says

    Wow you people should be shot! That was a great show!You leave **** on like vampire diaries, and take off the gates. I want a 2, 3,4 5, season Put it back on.

  2. zelly says

    you guys need to style up this is the best series ever please bring it back i tell u i will hate u if u remove it

  3. Anonymous says

    I agree with everyones comments we would really like to see The Gates 2 return. The characters stories was just beginning. Please give it another season.

  4. Anonymous says

    Wish you would rethink the cancelation of The Gates. You was just starting to build on so many characters that it has a future.

  5. Tina Fish says

    I would really like season 2 of the The GATES. I dont know where they get their ratings from, but it was a very good show and entertaining.

  6. lindsay beckman says

    Im very upset I don’t watch much t.v and this was one of the shows I looked forward to in the summer and now I am hearing that it wont be on t.v any longer. This is very disappointing and frustrating!!!

  7. Therese says

    Are you crazy? Of course, there must be a season 2. we need to know what will happen to their son Charlie? he can not become a devil grrrr. There must be a future. Let the vampires take the witch to a better place:) if you know what I mean:) Andi has to come back. Can not just quit like that it’s not fair. SEASON 2 PLS;)

  8. Tommie says

    It seems that every show I get attached to, somehow gets cancelled. I thought this one of the best shows on TV and now it’s gone. Talk about leaving you starved for more, who makes these decisions anyway? Surely not the viewers? As usual it’s probably a bunch of “those people” who lack patience, and are not interested in pleasing viewers. Kinda takes something out of the term series, make me afraid to engage in putting my interest in something that will get cancelled before it starts.

  9. LeRoy C Lawson says

    The show is great !!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU GUYS MUST FIND A WAY TA KEEP THIS SHOW Im shure if it was on the right day and time everyone would love it. Get IT BACK ON it was one on the best stories I brought every show on XBOX . I sware I would hate ABC
    if they did’nt bring it back. Im talkin WAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Lola says

    Hey please bring the show back I started watching it on netflix on the wii
    and I love it cause it is like all
    the show I watch on tv like bones, csi, csi Miami ,ghost whisperer, and many
    other I love vanmpires so and Skyler is great at what she I love her new show and all the guys on this show are hott!!!!!!!!!!!! Ssssssssssssoooooooooooooo ppppppplllllleeeeeaaaaaaassssssseeeeeee bring it back

  11. Valarie says

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I hate when they cancel these good shows after one season, come onnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn! Can’t you take off one of those criminal shows or cop shows or you know cop shos and once again cop shows. There are not enough really good paranormal, sci fi ect. Take some of the other cheesy crap off and be brave!

  12. Anonymous says

    This series was better than Vampire Diaries and kept you on the edge of your seat. I’m 62 years old and absolutely loved it! Extremely dissapointed that it hasn’t continued.

  13. sherry carroll says


    • Julie Gutierrez says

      Totally agree, you can’t take this tv series off the air. Please bring it back. Take off a realithy show that is not worth watching. I have been waiting for this show to come back on the air. Please bring it back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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