Understandably, ABC opted not to give Man Up! a full 22 episode order. The freshman sitcom’s been a ratings disappointment and dropped nearly every week it was on the air. Last month, ABC announced their mid-season schedule and Man Up! wasn’t on it. In short, the series has been all but officially cancelled.
It looked like the network was going to let the show continue airing until Work It took over the timeslot in January. Last week, they decided to pull Man Up! from the schedule and replace it with reruns of Last Man Standing.
Since they had five episodes left, it seemed like a good possibility that ABC would burn them off over the summer. Not so. ABC has now released four of the five unaired episodes online — “Camping,” “Fear,” “Up All Night,” and “Letting Go.” They haven’t released the 13th installment but that one was never on the schedule anyway. Does it even exist? I’ll let you know if I find out. [Update: there is a 13th episode. Thanks to Kyle for the info.] [Second update: the 13th installment (“Be Who You’re Not”) has also been released and it’s been added below. Thanks to Shari for the info.]
What do you think? Are you sorry that Man Up! has been canned? Any thoughts on how the series should have wrapped up? Does it need any resolution?
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