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. Jamie says

    PLEASE make a seson 2. Or ever a book. But you can’t just end it like that! At lest make an ending to the show, if you can’t do anything elt’s…

  2. Lawrence Clardy says

    this was a good series and i was looking forward to season 2. I hope it goes to another
    network and becomes a bit hit,where there begging to get it back.

  3. caleb says

    PLEASE bring The Gates back i love this show the actor/actresses were amazing in this show dont leave us hanging with what happens like everyone said, a book something!! I wanna know what happen to charlie! We the people matter maybe a new network we want it back on air please.this show is one of my favorites next to vampire diaries. I haven’t seen a show like this and i love it.

  4. caleb says

    I absoulutly am dissapointed that the show isn’t gonna have a season 2 i loved this show and you left us hanging when charlie was braught to life in the evil. please bring the show back i guareentee it will get better reviews. i just started watching it with my friend and i got addicted to the show i loved it. i alsow atch vampire diaries the vampire shows are my favorite so PLEASE BRING THE GATES BACK WITH SEASON 2

  5. Laura says

    You cant leave us hanging like that! I never even heard of the show til I stumbled across it on Netflix. Its an awesome show and there are so many of us that want to see it continue. PLEASE bring it back. But, ok fine, if you dont put it back on air at least put it in a book or something so we can find out what happens!

  6. Deborah K says

    I think to end a show like that, and not at-least listen to viewers WE ARE THE PEOPLE that matter,finish the story leave people hanging and even to think they want another STUPID COP SHOW SPY CIA ALL THE SAME BS!

  7. Leorla Stone says

    I just found this movie today…PLEASE! PLEASE! BRING IT BACK. pleeeeese…. I promise I won’t throw water in your face as I said before.

  8. Brittany says

    I THINK this is ridiculous!! You have many people who would support the 2nd season so it would be worth it. All movie/ tv series makes care about is the MONEY. if they think they wont get their big share of the bucks, forget seeing anything from them. They wont consider peoples request for something unless they will benefit greatly. Which they would from making a 2nd season because i have seen many people who are continuing to ask for it. But we shouldn’t expect anything this good from them. Begging for it will do nothing….

  9. says

    I think this was an amazing series and a good idea. Perhaps it was just on the wrong network. I’m really disappointed still to see there isn’t going to be another season even after all of this time. The actors and actresses were all magnificent regardless but whoever owns the rights to this show should try to continue with a different network? Makes me really wish I could afford to make funding and have dvds of all the seasons that were going to be created made haha.

  10. Brennen says

    I started watching season one when I downloaded Netflix on my Wii and am very much a fan of the television show, I and over 7 families do hope I can count on the new seasons episodes

  11. MILLY says


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