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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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Linda January 8, 2011 at 6:23 pm

The Whole Truth is one of the few shows worth watching…. sorry to see it cancelled. At least air the new episodes!

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dasm January 8, 2011 at 2:51 pm

This is a great show and should have had more support from network. The “on” / “off” scheduling was counterproductive to viewers making this part of their scheduled viewing. Give it a real chance and commit to a time slot. If not at least let those of us who watched it, see the remaining shows.

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Frank January 5, 2011 at 8:51 pm

All the sitcoms on ABC…and I do mean ALL are very stupid!!! Come on give the american people more credit than that!! I don’t watch much on ABC soon it will be nothing!

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Sam January 5, 2011 at 8:50 pm

All the sitcoms on ABC…and I do mean ALL are very stupid!!! Come on give the american people more credit than that!! I don’t watch much on ABC soon it will be nothing!

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Sam January 5, 2011 at 8:47 pm

We LOVE the whole truth!!! Please, Please bring it back i can’t beleive it’s been cancelled!!! This and the defeners, and Hawaii 5 O are the best new shows!!!

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Peg January 5, 2011 at 6:52 pm

Great show. Sad to see it go.
Yet Cougar Town lives on???
Go figure……………..

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Linda January 5, 2011 at 5:28 pm

What a shame that quality shows are given so little time to achieve the following to keep it on the air while silly, brainless shows are aired over and over. Now we only have one show left on ABC that we watch. An hour a week good enough for you ABC?

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Doug January 5, 2011 at 4:54 pm

Keep it up ABC and I will stop watching you all together and that includes GMA and World News .

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TerriB January 5, 2011 at 9:41 am

Can’t believe it. We looked forward to it each week.

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Valerie Morehead January 5, 2011 at 1:07 am

My husband and I really enjoy The Whole Truth. Excellent cast with characters in the process of developing their separate story lines. It’s just a shame they didn’t give it more of a chance. I realize it’s premise is very similar to several others but the cast was really making it work. Maybe some other network like USA or something will pick it up. They give shows time to catch on.

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susan January 3, 2011 at 2:17 pm

Unbelievable, such a good show was canceled. More evidence of the dumbing down of America.

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ShaJay January 2, 2011 at 5:53 pm

I’m saddened by the cancellation of such a good show! I was really enjoying it. Please reconsider — perhaps Wednesday evening was the problem.

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John January 2, 2011 at 9:31 am

I agree. I thought this was a great show and just learned it was cancelled. I am with Mike. They cancel the good shows and keep the mindless ones on. What a shame!! I hope they show the remaining episodes at some point.

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jennifer January 1, 2011 at 6:08 pm

im with u mike, i cant believe some of the shows on. The whole Truth was innovative and new,showing both sides of a case,who really needs so many dumb n redundant sitcom shows. bring the show back please.

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Mike January 1, 2011 at 1:48 pm

Hard to belive a GOOD show is dumped nbut brainless Cougar Town is still on. Says something about the viewers!

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