The Unusuals: ABC Cancels Cop Dramady, No Season Two

The UnusualsABC won’t be making its official announcement until tomorrow but the axe has already fallen for midseason’s The Unusuals.

The dramady revolves around a dysfunctional but effective group of New York City cops. The series features the talents of Amber Tamblyn, Jeremy Renner, Harold Perrineau, Joshua Close, Monique Gabriela Curnen, Kai Lennox, Terry Kinney, Adam Goldberg, Ryan O’Nan, Ian Kahn, Kat Foster, Heather Burns, Robert Funaro, and George Aloi.

The ABC show debuted on April 8th to a disappointing 6.83 million viewers and a 2.1/6 rating/share of the 18-49 demographic. The following week, the numbers fell to 6.01 million and a 1.8/5. The network tried a different timeslot but the numbers were worse and subsequently fell to a terrible 4.74 million and a 1.4/4.

Though ABC really wanted to find a new cop drama, it became pretty clear that this one wasn’t going to be it. The network has opted to cancel The Unusuals rather than order a second year.

Their official schedule will be announced tomorrow but show creator Noah Hawley has already been informed that the show is dead.

He twittered, “Friends, just heard The Unusuals will not be back for a second season. Thanks for all your amazing support.” He later wrote, “It’s a tough loss.”

There are four episodes left in season one and ABC will begin airing them next week, on May 27th.

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  1. Sylvia and David Jonathan says

    Trust ABC to ax a show that is a cut above the usual crap. Have watched the 9 episodes from season 1 on Netflicks and could easily get hooked on this show. The Unusuals has a silly title but all the characters are likeable. We hope somebody resurrects this idea and keeps the same writers!

  2. says

    Ist you cancel My Life and now the Unusuals gets the axe. What’s up? Everytime you create a good show you trash it. It more than numbers and ratings. It’s about content. Sometimes you need to invest in a season or two to allow your audiance to catch up.

    Thank God for Netflix!

    P.E. Content, not greed!

  3. sarah says

    onestly if they wanted to make this work they should make something happen
    like make Walch brake up with his girlfriend and then make him have a sudent iterest in shraeger so that a litle suppens happens and the a fyew episodes after she disapers she gets kidnaped by some guy shraeger’s dad owed that guy money so he took her so that his dad mooves his but a little bit .So since walch likes shraeger he is going to play the hero on thi investigation etc etc…..
    and they have to make the cases end. cuse sometimes your note shure if the cases end or not . and they have toshange the subject a little bit like make a conflict happen so that it makes this stroy a little more intersting but other than that the people at ABC should wake up and they should bring this show back beacouse this show with a little changements could make a lot of profit!!!
    and to all the people out there that said bad stuff about this show i think you gise should give it a chance

    i hope ABC will read this coment and change there minds!
    thank you

  4. David says

    Clearly these studios have no idea what intelligent people want to watch and they are content to churn out reality cruft that makes us all want to vomit.

  5. Julie in Florida says

    I am fast losing faith in ABC! This was one of the few shows I watched last year and they cancelled in before even giving it a chance. The numbers game with network officials is a joke in this day and age. I for one never watch a show when it actually airs. Due to my schedule I record all my favorites and watch them on my days off or late at night when I can’t sleep. I was actually hooked on this show after the very first episode and really miss it. It is still listed on my DVR to record all new episodes, just in case someone at ABC actually wakes up and brings it back!

  6. Old Rick says

    Well I ‘m 56 years old and I loved the show..but like all really good shows that make you think,smile and dream the networks cancel them. everthing comes down to the ads dollars . This 56 yr old is tired of all the ads and too little of the show. Twenty years ago an hr long show was on for 48 to 50 mim. and 10 to 12 mim of ads. Now they break just about every 7 to 9 min into the show and cram 15 or more ads in. CRAP of them.

  7. Kim says

    Every time I like something or get used to knowing where it is, people take it away from me. “The Unusuals” is definitely entertaining… as opposed to “Real Housewives…”, “Lost” (I was lost after about 2-3 episodes), “The Bachelor/Bachelorett”. Who cares – it’s none of my business, so why do ‘they’ have to air somebody else’s laundry?!
    “The Unusuals” is refreshing… people need to laugh.
    If I want to know what’s going on in someone’s home, I would go there… why blast it all over the tv?
    This is really p***ing me off.
    If there wasn’t so much garbage on tv, there’d be plenty of time-slots to put a good program in.

  8. h Pollard says

    Really really disapointed in the cancelation of The Unusuals. I sometimes wonder where the stations brains are. I think the big wigs at the station are sitting on there BRAINS

  9. John says

    I hate where they get the information about who likes what shows….This show was on best things ive seen in months…Way better than lost which is on idk how many seasons….Please bring it back!

  10. Kendra D says

    I just started watching this show on YouTube and I LOVE it! It makes me sad to see that it was cancelled. Of course they have to replace it with sex-filled rubbish. That’s all they have on t.v. anymore…SEX! What happened to GOOD t.v.!? There is absolutely NOTHING I can watch with my 8-yr-old on network t.v., it’s freaking ridiculous!

  11. says

    i cant believe a great show like this can just get canceled that quick, its sad that at the end of the day nobody cares about good entertainment anymore, its all about money and financial gain, profit and revenue. what a waste!!!!

    • says

      It makes me sad to see this show was cancelled. ABC, i hope one day you get cancelled yourself as well. You don’t give a **** about the show, it is all about rating and money. If that show had some sex scene in it, I think rate would be higer. ABC, turn your TV show from family movies to porn movies; that way your rating will hit the roof and you cam make money. Just it is the shame and shame on you.

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