Zero Hour: Cancellation Reactions from the Cast

zero hour canceled?As you may have already heard, Zero Hour has been cancelled by ABC after only three episodes. The news doesn’t come as a surprise as the debut represented ABC’s worst scripted premiere in the history of their regular seasons. The numbers for episodes two and three were even worse.

Still, there were at least five million or so people who made a point of watching Zero Hour each week. They’re understandably upset about the cancellation news — as are members of the cast.

Addison Timlin (Rachel): “The end of zerohour brings me great sadness, but every ending is a new beginning and that is always laced with hope. Thank you all, truly.” “What to the world was just 3 episodes was a whole year for us. Truly an honor to know, work with and love you, to everyone on the team. Xo”

Jacinda Barrett (Laila): agreed with Timlin’s second statement and added, “couldn’t have said it better. Xxxx”

Carmen Ejogo (Beck): “In a NY minute everything can change In a NY minute things can get a little strange” “#nomorezerohour I guess that means I can start watching American Idol again. #alwayslookonthebrightsideoflife” “I believe process is often more important than outcome. I had the BEST time making @ZeroHour_ABC with everyone all year, so #noregretsbaby”

Scott Michael Foster (Aaron): “I absolutely loved #ZeroHour and everyone who worked on it. Will miss filming one of the coolest and enjoyable shows I’ve been on.” “To all my wonderful twitter followers, you make the hard part of this job so much easier with your kind words and support. Thank you.”

What do you think? What was your reaction to Zero Hour being cancelled? What did you think of the work of the show’s cast and crew?

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    • Stacy says

      I just read that they will put repeats of Shark Tank, Wife Swap, and Wipeout in its time slot. Now talk about drivel!

  1. Why Watch says

    After one show I deleted this from the programming to tape. At least for me it was that bad. Should’ve kept Last Resort on.

  2. Laura says

    I was totally into this show! I don’t get it????????? This isn’t the first time they had a good show and dropped it! Not cool!

  3. Drew Dempsey says

    The worst part is they are going to replace it with reruns of Wife Swap and Shark Tank. How stupid does ABC/Disney think we are? They cant even give the viewing public something new to watch!!! Here’s an idea move Zero Hour to Friday night, where you are only playing RERUNS anyway.

  4. Laurie says

    I look forward to this show every week. ABC, did you ever think not everyone wants to watch the other mindess crap. Big mistake on your part.

  5. Chris Jenkins says

    I CANT BELIEVE THIS CRAP! Everytime a show with imagination gets started, its gets pulled. That is why I stay away from network TV. Everytime I get hooked, I get let down. I’ll stick to Southland and Law and Order reruns.

  6. David Barkdull says

    The first episode was so bad I had to keep watching mostly to see where it might go. If it continued an award for worst writing ever was a lock. After Anthony Edwards died valiantly in Top Gun he should have stayed dead. Worst casting ever.

  7. Lisa says

    Of course it is cancelled. They keep the shows like American Idol that should be cancelled as it is too played out and the winners really do not go anywhere with their signing. They keep the Bachelor and Bachelorett going even though both are stupid and so predictable. Anything that makes a person think or draws a person in is now cancelled before being given a chance. The people at the networks that make these decisions need to be fired and bring in people who actually have some brain cells and prefer to watch this type of show over stupid reality shows.

  8. KB says

    I actually watched this show from the 1st episode and the next 2 which is extremely rare for me. I enjoyed it – tv shows today often have no story line – just vapid people and stupid humor. Don’t watch reality TV either- I live reality and don’t need to watch on TV. It does not seem to be wise decision to me by cancelling this show.

  9. says

    An awful show that succeeded in doing something I thought impossible: making leftover Nazis and ancient religious secrets boring. Terrible writing, and Anthony Edwards made Hank seem whiny. I’m surprised it made it through three episodes.

  10. kim says

    I enjoyed zero hour it was a cross of the di vinci code and national treasure, 3 episodes doesn’t even give a chance especially with the shows they were up against, shame on ABC….oh but then they cancelled my soaps …they don’t surprise me with the stupid stuff they do!

  11. Katy Reigh says

    Seriously??? I love this show and haven’t miss an episode! Why can’t they just give it a chance???

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