The Whole Truth: ABC Pulls Cancelled TV Show Again

The Whole TruthLast week, ABC aired the first original installment of The Whole Truth in five weeks, since October 27th. The ratings-challenged show was bumped from the November sweeps schedule and cancelled in late October.

The Whole Truth’s ratings were anything but positive last Wednesday with it ranking a distant third place in the timeslot. Opposite Law & Order: Los Angeles and The Grammy Nomination Concert special, the legal drama attracted just a 0.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 3.65 million viewers. That represents a new series low for the Rob Morrow/Maura Tierney drama.

ABC had intended to burn off at least four more episodes throughout the month of December but this poor showing has convinced the programmers to change their plans. The Whole Truth has been pulled from the schedule and replaced with repeats for the immediate future.

On December 8th, Modern Family and Cougar Town repeats will fill the slot. On December 15th and 29th, Cougar Town encores will take over. And, on December 22nd, ABC will rebroadcast the CMA Country Christmas special. It’s unclear what will air on January 5th but a new drama, Off the Map, will debut on January 12th.

There are seven unaired episodes of The Whole Truth left on the shelf. It’s unclear when or if ABC will decide to air them at some point in the future.

What do you think? Will ABC get around to airing the rest of The Whole Truth episodes? During the summer, released online, or never?

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  1. Laura says

    6 episodes isn’t nearly enough of a chance… I mean that doesn’t even give people time to discover the show! I really hope they air the rest of the episodes because I really enjoyed the ones that have aired so far….

    • Laura E. says

      Yes, they should have let it run a little more so people could see that it is a good show. Would hope they air the rest online…… ABC cancels way too many shows = good ones at that= too soon………………..

  2. wjm says

    I loved the show. the casting was great and the idea was original. i hope some other network picks it up. finally a show i could enjoy. i could care less about those reality shows about dancing, singing or anything else. this was a good show. i am sorry it was pulled.

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  4. Sue Mann says

    I too, loved the show and cast in it!! It was fun guessing if the verdict was correct and my husband and I would take bets on the outcome. It was indeed one of my favorite shows along with Castle and the Mentalist. I watch none of the shows that is in place of it.
    Sure hope they bring it back.

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