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Zero Hour: When Will ABC Cancel Their New Series

zero hour canceled soon?Today’s ratings brought more bad news for ABC’s Zero Hour TV series. While there’s no doubt that ABC will cancel the show, the question remains, “When?”

For those who haven’t seen it, Zero Hour follows a paranormal magazine publisher (Anthony Edwards) whose wife suddenly disappears. While he and his associates try to find her, they start to uncover a bigger mystery and must save the world from an impending disaster. The cast also includes Scott Michael Foster, Addison Timlin, Jacinda Barrett, Carmen Ejogo, and Michael Nyqvist.

Following mixed reviews, Zero Hour debuted last week to an in-season premiere low for the network — a 1.4 demo rating with 6.38 million viewers. Last night, the numbers got worse.

Per the fast affiliate ratings, the second episode drew only a 1.1 rating with 5.32 million viewers — a decline of 17-21%.

A couple years ago, ABC pulled My Generation after two low-rated episodes. The network let other ratings disappointments — Last Resort and 2011’s Charlie’s Angels — run quite a bit longer.

It seems likely that ABC will pull Zero Hour either today or before next week’s airing. They could keep it on the air for a bit longer but that seems doubtful since they can get better numbers from reruns.

Whatever they choose to do with the timeslot, hopefully they’ll release the remaining episodes so viewers who like the series will get some kind of resolution to the story.

What do you think? Will ABC pull Zero Hour before next Thursday or let it run longer? Do you think they’ll let the whole season air on television? Release it online or drop it altogether?

 

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Sonja daly July 1, 2013 at 2:37 am

I like the show. It is ridiculous to cancel a show like Zero Hours but not cancel shows like Wife Swap. Ratings were probably high because 8 pm is not a good time to introduce a bee show. 10 pm is much better. Very disappointed with ABC!

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Dena Parish June 15, 2013 at 10:35 pm

I think it stinks if they don’t show the rest of the episodes…I don’ t know why the ratings were so low it’s very good and challenging. To the mind it’s so deep … Please show all of the episodes before you take it off the air..

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shelley March 19, 2013 at 9:39 pm

Last resort, 666 Park Avenue, and now Zero Hour. What is with ABC? Every time they have a good show, it gets cancelled and they leave us hanging!!!! Sick of shows like Wife Swap. Please give us some closure and at least air the remaining episodes on-line!

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james w March 18, 2013 at 12:49 pm

it’s no wonder abc is not the network it once was, when you cancel a show like zero hour and replace it with mindless reality show gargage. itwas nice for a change to watch a show with a plot that actually requires thought instead of the mind numbing drivel that passes for entertainment today. shame on you.!!!!!

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pam crossman March 15, 2013 at 12:39 am

Please don’t cancel it!!! Your network does this all the time just get into a GOOD show and u pull it did the same with last resort please give show a flipping change!!!!

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Shari March 14, 2013 at 8:06 pm

I too wish they would air the rest of the episodes for those of us who can appreciate a good story plot. Not another reality show, please! If you didn’t like it, you just didn’t get it and like another poster said it went right over your head. Please show the rest!!

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