Speechless and Splitting Up Together Canceled at ABC

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The bloodbath at ABC continues!

Comedies Speechless and Splitting Up Together are the latest cancellations at the Alphabet network, it has been announced. 

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Speechless lasted three seasons before the plug was pulled. Moving to a new night this season, it tumbled almost 60 percent in the demo. 

In live + same day metrics, it is averaged 2.3 million viewers and a 0.5 rating. It did get a minor bump with delayed viewing factored in. 

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It was ABC's least-watched scripted series, so the cancellation is not completely surprising. ABC did own the show, so many thought it stood a decent shot at being renewed. 

However, it seems the network is going in a different direction. 

Speechless starred Minnie Driver, John Ross Bowie, Cedric Yarbrough, Mason Cook, Micah Fowler, and Kyla Kenedy. 


As for Splitting Up Together, the rom-com was not owned by ABC and was pulling in anemic ratings all season long. 

It averaged 2.8 million total viewers and a 0.7 rating in the demo, down almost 50 percent year-to-year. 

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The critically panned series starred Jenna Fischer, Oliver Hudson, Bobby Lee, Diane Farr, Lindsay Price, Olivia Keville, Van Crosby, and Sander Thomas. 

Both shows join The Kids Are Alright, The Fix, and For the People on the scrap heap at ABC. 

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Grey's Anatomy, The Conners, Modern Family, The Good Doctor, Station 19, A Million Little Things, Black-ish, and How to Get Away with Murder have already been renewed.

The Goldbergs, Schooled, American Housewife, Single Parents, The Rookie, Bless This Mess, Fresh Off the Boat, and Whiskey Cavalier have yet to be renewed or canceled.

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Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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