ABC just cancelled freshman comedy Imaginary Mary, while it renewed Speechless and American Housewife for a second season each. How will its new Downward Dog TV show fare? Will this sitcom prove to be the Alphabet Network’s best friend, or go straight to the dogs? Cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned.
A live-action comedy, Downward Dog stars Allison Tolman, Lucas Neff, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Barry Rothbart, Siovhan Christensen, Ayden Mayeri, Andrew Gorell, Sam Hodges (voice), and Ned the dog. The sitcom centers on Nan (Tolman), and is narrated by her philosophically inclined and rather forlorn dog, Martin (voiced by Hodges). Martin tells Nan’s story from the perspective of woman’s best friend. The ABC TV series explores the ups and downs of modern-day human life, through the eyes of a devoted dog.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — typically around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
5/31 update: You can see the rest of the latest night’s ratings.
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What do you think? Do you like the Downward Dog TV series on ABC? Should it have been cancelled or renewed for a second season on ABC?
6/23 update: ABC has cancelled Downward Dog. The creators, however, aren’t given up on it. Details here.