ABC’s Day Goes Dark

Those sitting on the edge of their seats to find out how ABC’s DAYBREAK would resolve itself can sit back and relax now that the network has yanked the show from its schedule effective immediately. Is there really any need to point out that this is yet another example of the networks attempting to hook viewers on a continuing storyline and then refusing to provide answers for those who went along for the ride? (Although, in what is becoming a trend fans no doubt appreciate, the seven remaining unaired episodes will be streamed on

Meanwhile, although ABC announced only last week that they were ordering six additional episodes of SHOW ME THE MONEY, the network is now pulling the plug on the William Shatner-hosted gamer. For the moment, episodes of warhorse AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS will take over the Tuesday at 8 p.m. slot, with various sitcoms (including ACCORDING TO JIM and THE GEORGE LOPEZ SHOW) stepping to the plate Wednesdays at 8 p.m.

Given weak ratings for BIG DAY (which, ironically, will now air back-to-back episodes from 9-10 p.m. ET on Tuesdays) and the practically non-existent buzz surrounding THE KNIGHTS OF PROSPERITY and IN CASE OF EMERGENCY (debuting Wednesday, January 3, at 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. ET, respectively), expect to see more major changes in the struggling network’s schedule in the coming weeks.

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  • First Six Degrees, then The Nine, and now Day Break. If it weren’t for the fact that ABC already had Lost, Grey’s Anatomy, and Boston Legal, and then gave us Men In Trees and Ugly Betty, I’d pretty ticked off at ABC right now. I liked all three shows that they’ve taken off the air. Isn’t there still at least a little bit of hope for The Nine and/or Six Degrees (since the network *claimed* that they’ll be back in 2007 after some re-tooling), or have they stopped production on those altogether?

  • The LA TIMES has a fantastic article on ‘THE NINE’S Strange Swift Decline’,1,2202030.story?coll=la-entnews-tv

    Apparently THE NINE is returning at some point.

  • Mario

    I liked Daybreak and I hate having to watch the remaining episodes on the ABC website (pixelated – small size) instead of glorius HD I have been watching it in. Don’t get me wrong I appreciated that I can find out why the day repeats I just wish that ABC would stick by their programs.

  • Sam

    I bet ABC thought they had a sure thing with that over-hyped POS meanwhile us screwed over LOST fans still have to wait until Feb 6th to get some fricken answers!

    And yes, this is me being upset just so you know.