A mid-season replacement series, The Deep End finished its first season in February after six episodes. Many websites erroneously reported that the show had been officially cancelled. It wasn’t then but it is now.
The Deep End focuses on a handful of first-year associates who work at a top Los Angeles law firm. Those in the cast include Matt Long, Ben Lawson, Tina Majorino, Norbert Leo Butz, Leah Pipes, Billy Zane, Sherri Saum, Clancy Brown, Mehcad Brooks, and Rachelle Lefevre.
The TV show got off to a rocky start in January with a disappointing 1.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 7.07 million total viewers. Viewership for subsequent episodes fell even lower by the time the sixth and final episode of the season aired in February.
Though the network refused to say that the TV show was officially cancelled, it looked highly unlikely that the series would return. ABC has now officially cancelled The Deep End so there won’t be a second season.
There is however still an extra episode sitting on ABC’s shelf. Seven installments were produced but only six aired. If the show had come back for season two, episode seven would have been part of it. Now, fans’ best chance of seeing it will be if the series is released on DVD. For now, that’s not in ABC’s plans but the first six episodes are available via Amazon.
What do you think? Are you sorry that The Deep End won’t be back for another round of episodes?
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