ABC has opted not to give full season orders for its new dramas “Last Resort” and “666 Park Avenue,” effectively axing both shows.
Though the network picked up two additional scripts for each show, they’ve decided not to produce them or further episodes beyond the original thirteen episode order. Both series will be allowed to finish airing their already produced thirteen episodes.
ABC passed on both shows due to underwhelming ratings. ‘Resort’ was averaging over seven million viewers per episode in its 8pm Thursday timeslot, one of the hardest for the network to fill. Shows like “Missing” and the “Charlie’s Angels” reboot have all died in the same timeslot over the past eighteen months.
‘666’ was pulling in around five million viewers per episode. ABC will likely fill those slots with some of its new mid-season dramas like “Zero Hour,” “Mistresses” and “Red Widow.”
‘Resort’ show runner Shawn Ryan is already moving onto the “Beverly Hills Cop” series at CBS and a U.S. marshall project at TNT.