The Gates: ABC TV Show Cancelled; Stars and Writers React and Thank Fans

The GatesAs expected, ABC has cancelled The Gates after one season on the air. The ratings certainly didn’t dictate a second season and a couple weeks ago, series star Frank Grillo said that he’d heard unofficially that the show wouldn’t be back.

Though even actress Lindsay Lohan wanted to see it return, it’s now been confirmed that The Gates has indeed been cancelled. Some of the people connected with the show have tweeted about the series’ passing.

From the show’s Twitter feed comes, “We would like to thank our followers for sticking with us through this great journey.”

Gates creator Richard Hatem wrote simply, “Thanks to everyone who loved it. DVD set to be released…someday?”

Consulting producer and writer Robert Hewitt Wolfe tweeted, “Thank you to #TheGates fans, crew & cast for a great run. It was a blast. Seriously some of the best fans ever.” He later posted, “4 sale, lux devlpmnt/incrprtd town w/ upscale owners, prvt police/fire, exclnt school, occasional mysterious death”

Colton L Haynes wrote, “Was a great/fun experience and thk u all for coming along for the ride!. He followed that up with, “THE GATES cast and crew: thk u all for the good times! Learned alot and had a great summer with u all! Cheers to the future!” and posted this photo with #ripBrettCreski. Wolfe responded, “Sob… Too young!”

The GatesJames Preston looks forward to the future, tweeting, “No worries gates fans follow us on to our new exciting roles!” Travis Caldwell echoed that sentiment, saying, “its all good more to come from all of us !!!”

Justin Miles wrote, “We gave em a hell of a run, though…” Janina Gavankar feels similarly, saying, “Sad. But we’re incredibly proud of what we made.”

Young McKaley Miller tweeted, “thank you guys for all the support!! seriously, y’all are awesome!! #TheGates is officially over, but it was such a great experience!! TY :)”

Andrea Powell wrote, “Thanks for all the love, fans of #TheGates. We’ll miss you! :-*”

Rachel Dipillo wrote, “We had a fun ride on The Gates. Love everyone I worked with and can’t wait to see what you do next! #RIPLEXIEWADE”

Grillo tweeted, “Thanks to all of you for supporting us. It made the whole thing worth it. Lots more fun stuff coming.” Grillo also said that he’d share what would have happened in the second season. After son Charlie is saved, Nick and his family would have stayed in the Gates community. The Radcliffs decide to take a break from one another. Leigh becomes the head of the police and Nick takes over the Gates board and oversees the community.

What do you think? Are you sorry that The Gates won’t be back for season two? What would you have liked to see happen?

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  1. Trena says

    This was a show that both my husband and i liked, too bad abc had to cancel this. The raitings were probably low as it was air a a late time if they would of gotten a earlier showing time this probably would of hit awesome ratings. Come on abc give it a second go!

  2. Anonymous says

    very seldom for to appreciate a tv series… but The gates catches me and its powerhouse cast…I crave for next season ..think about it

  3. Alicea Mcpherson says

    ARE YOU SERIOUS I FINALLY WATCH ED THE FIRST SEASON. SITTING ON THE EDGE OF MY BED WITH ALL THAT SUSPENCE FOR THE NEXT EPISODE AND NOW YOU ALL ARE CANCELING IT…LIKE REALLY, YOU HAD HOW MANY Buffy seasons and I lIke that show but it’s no way as good as this show and we just got a tease…what happen lost the creative MIND FOR IT?

  4. Anonymous says

    I’ve never loved show so much. Them the ending was ridiculous, then to learn this is it. I’m highly upset. Omg.

  5. Samantha Smith says

    Really LOVED the Gates wish it could have went further. Will miss it. Maybe one day more seasons will be made.

  6. Kristie Suddreth says

    Loved The Gates! Seriously who’s in charge! The Secret Circle? There is a true following for the supernatural! Awesome actors and actresses who bring it every episode and crave more, and then whoever decides that it’s over! Maybe someone could come up with just a channel for the loyal fans to continue watching our favorites!

  7. says

    I just finished watching The Gates, season 1, and really enjoyed it! I wonder how the decision to cancel it was made? Was it by using the Nielsen Ratings? If anyone is interested, look up how the Nielsen Ratings works. I feel there are way too many discrepancies in this method of measuring tv viewing! Here is just one comment I read, “the number of viewers within the 18–49 age range is more important than the total number of viewers”. I am outside that range and feel insulted that before or after a certain age the tv execs as well as advertisers don’t think we matter! It also appears that anyone watching from college, over the internet or any number of public places are not considered. So it seems there is a very small segment of viewers that are deciding what all of us watch through no fault of their own but because advertisers and tv execs are choosing certain demograghics to make them the most money they can. It’s all about $$$! AUGH! I would like to see some of these shows like, The Gates, brought back. After so many years since the final airing I know many of the actors would be different but it is the story as well that we all miss.

    • heather says

      i completely agree with Chris…The Gates was incredible…i got very hooked on this series just to be totally let down and left wanting more that i will never get it’s utter bull.

  8. Rachel Macalanda says

    This just isn’t fair to all the people that loved ((((The Gates)))) We have been waiting so long for season 2, we are all so brocken hearted….because this Show is the most Fantastic, most Amazing, most interesting and it’s our most favorite show ever. All my friends and family just loved The Gates, why, why, why can’t this show go on, Please don’t Cancel it. WE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this show. We can’t beleave it was canceled after waiting this long to watch season 2. It really made us all so mad and so upset.

  9. Anonymous says

    This show was AMAZING! I’m really bummed to see that there isn’t a season two. I don’t know why the reviews weren’t good. Crazy people. Love love love it!

  10. says

    Just as u start loving goodovie w out horror they take off good decent stories movie series The Gate… Dominion…the fallen…eastwick….so forth bring them please Angel vampire Buffy… So forth

  11. Isaac says

    You know i was out today in search of the gates season2 after i had finished d first thrilling season which made me thirst for more then i got to know that it has been canceled…..someone pls fix this

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