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. kathleen walden says

    OMG! I watched season one and to my chagrin I can’ t find out what happened to Charlie. The development of characters, actors and theme of this series was superb. Had I known it was so well done I would have watched from the start. Would also like to know what happened to Leigh. PLEASE BRING IT BACK!!!!BEST SUPERNATURAL SERIES EVER!

  2. Rochelle Thomas says

    Just finished it on Netflix and seriously it was one of the best shows I have ever watched.. After it was love I got on the internet to see when season 2 would come out, or if it already had.. And I must say I was totally sad, mad, upset and way more to find out no season 2 and more.. They should seriously think about bringing it back.. Man I’m soo mad :( come on ABC WTF why get rid of the good shows and keep the dumb ones.. Grrr I’m totally a #GateNerd :)

  3. Chantel Black says

    I really want to see season 2 and a lot more please, please work on it. I love werewolves, vampires, and witches maybe bring in a surprise have a few people come in and be a family of demons, “O” boy that would be off the chain “O” yea please come back on the air maybe go to another network willing to work it out like MTV instead. Television needs more werewolves, vampires, witches, and demons on the air, it makes me feel more alive my senses are highton.

  4. Udoye Valentine says

    Dis film was an awesome 1 i must say…i beg in d name of God dat d season 2 shud b released…plsssssssssss

  5. lyall says

    We have only just got it in Australia on TV and i love it i was so looking forward to the second seasson. why do they cancel shows like this and keep some other crap going. sad the cast were great good work people.

  6. anthya says

    I’m from Indonesia and just finished watch the gates. Me and my mom love this show so much. So sad to hear this news.

  7. lacie says

    just watched the 1st season on netflix awesome show really sucks theres not a 2nd season if i had heard of this show back then i woulda watched it and told pple about it maybe a different network should pick it up and have a go at it ABC really screwed themselves with letting this show get canceled!!!!!

  8. Tamara says

    I’m watching The Gates for the second time. I STILL can’t believe it was cancelled like it was. It was definitely one of the BEST shows on at the time. It had a fabulous cast, fantastic writers, just wonderful all around. It’s still one of my all-time favorite shows, though I have to keep reminding myself to prepare for the absurd non-ending. Whoever was responsible for cancelling this show needs to take up ditch-digging. They have no business in this business.

  9. jayme says

    i cant believe they wouldn’t at least make a closing episode. something…. really blows that it has no ending whatsoever. surprises me to begin with that it had such low ratings, (and im a 32 yr old mom! haha) with all the super natural shows being so popular right now. nowadays, all you have to do to get a teenager interested in something is throw in a vampire, or werewolf lol

  10. Michelle says

    What an awesome cast, and they did an amazing job. Wish they would come back and finish it!! Or keep it going would be nice!!!!

  11. Michelle says

    I was totally pissed that we as fans were left in the dirt with the way the show ended, and then to find out that it was cancelled. I am disappointed. Will it at least be sold in a set so we can still find out what the heck went on? I really enjoyed this show, and was let down. I know a lot of others feel this same way. It was an awesome show!! What happened next!!!!???

    Thank you for your time.

  12. Rainy says

    Netflix had this on, started watching it and enjoyed the drama of all the diverse characters. I don’t know why they don’t at lest have a finality to this show so that we can at lest have a end.

  13. Ditte says

    Just finished this on Netflix…I am so sorry it is over. The Gates have it all… all but a second season and a 3. and 4. and 5. …and so on. I feal like my heart is riped out of my chest and put in a box…

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