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The Nine: ABC Cancelled Series Finally Returns

The cast of The Nine on ABCABC’s serial drama The Nine was pulled back in November 2006 after seven episodes and poor ratings. Though the network maintained that the series would return, it was looking less and less likely as time went on. Now eight months later, after the series has been cancelled, it appears ABC has kept their word.

The Nine will return to ABC on Wednesday, August 1st at 10pm. Episode number eight entitled “Turning Point” will kick off the run. The network won’t be providing an extensive recap to refresh your memory of what came before and ABC recently removed the previously aired episodes from their website. They are however still available for purchase via The NineiTunes and Amazon.com

It’s hoped that ABC will air all six of the unaired episodes. If only die-hard fans tune-in, there’s a strong possibility that the series will be pulled prematurely once again.

In any case, viewers will probably never learn what happened inside the bank. As we reported back in January, the 13 episodes were completed before the series was cancelled. As ABC Entertainment President Stephen McPhearson said, “[The series] wasn’t designed to end at the end of the 13, so it doesn’t answer that specific question.”

It was hinted at one point that ABC would work with Nine creators Hank and K.J. Steinberg to offer fans some additional information on what might have been. That could have included releasing synopses of the four scripts that were ordered back in late October 2006 but were never shot (in a similar vein to what CBS gave Smith fans). Unfortunately, it seems that ABC considers The Nine dead weight and fans of the show will be left wondering. Stay tuned! TV Series Finale home page

 

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sue July 29, 2009 at 6:17 pm

If you have Direct TV “The Nine” is on Channel 101. They also are showing “Deadwood”.

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Stephen Taylor September 23, 2008 at 2:48 pm

Fantasic show have really enjoyed it, i would like some kind of conclusion to the story line especially as the 13th and final instalment does not answer all the questions. Surely when a project like this is started it should be seen through to the [bitter] end.

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Don August 29, 2007 at 1:23 pm

I can’t believe all the shows that network TV start and then pull, without ending them. Why do they think anyone will start watching a new show when it could be pulled at anytime. The Nine was a great show, you had to use your brain alittle, and I guess that is why reality shows are so popular, no brain work. So bring on more trash, TV executives. I’ll rent movies so I can see the endings, and save money because I can quit watching TV, so I won’t need to go out and buy a new HDTV.

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Amy August 27, 2007 at 8:18 am

This was one of the best shows and I was so happy to see it back on TV but then it was gone. How do you expect such a great show to survive without marketing it. Please bring it back to its fans!!!!

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wendy August 11, 2007 at 11:26 am

I’m glad to see it’s back, even if it’s only a few episodes. The promos for the new series they have lined up this fall look pretty lame. I think I’ll just stick to movies on cable. At least they have an ending. The Nine was great. Six Degrees was really good. I liked Eyes a couple seasons ago. Even Invasion was fun.

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Fred Campbell August 9, 2007 at 6:18 pm

Caught that first one. Loved it. Only hope they show all 6 remaining and it catches on so I can watch ABC scramble to get everyone back togeather.

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Vickie August 9, 2007 at 11:05 am

I am so thrilled to see the return of “The Nine”. It was a huge disappointment when the series was pulled, and I am hoping that more people will tune into to this exceptional show. It has been one of the most well acted and thrilling TV series that I have watched in a very long time. I encourage viewers to check it out. You too will become totally hooked! Although I am sad to hear that the series is definitely cancelled, I am thankful to the network for deciding to air the additional episodes.

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WolvenSpectre July 6, 2007 at 8:15 pm

You have to be kidding me… They bring it back over a YEAR after it was cancelled!

I am a fan, but my memory is not that good.

Who thinks they had to fill some slots and didn’t have anything else that would fit the available times AND that they already paid for?

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