After just two episodes, ABC has cancelled yet another of its summer reality series with the number “one” in the title. As you might recall, The One: Making A Music Star bit the dust after four episodes just two weeks ago.
One Ocean View aired Monday nights and followed a group of young, attractive New York professionals who spend summer weekends together at a Fire Island beach house. Executive produced by Real World veterans Jonathan Murray and Joey Carson, the castmembers were not only young and attractive but also very successful in the professional world — with jobs like business owner, stockbroker, designer and lawyer. With this carefully-picked cast, it looked like certain romantic relationships were as sure to happen as some of the personality clashes. But, it looks like we’ll never know.
One Ocean View premiered to luke-warm reviews and only 3.6 million viewers when it debuted on July 31st at 10pm. Viewership was reportedly over 20% lower for the second episode so it seems ABC has decided to cut its losses. Four other episodes of the series have been shot but will not air as a result of the cancellation.