“The studios in each case were looking for the best financial and creative ways to help their shows get another season, making plans should they get orders,” Dungey said.
At the same time, “on the network side we were thinking what the best fit on the schedule is and looking at the new development. A lot of the decisions came down the wire. At the end — even though both Castle and Nashville have been wonderful shows and great performers — we felt that the future for us didn’t necessarily lie in these shows.”
Source and more: Deadline
ABC prez Channing Dungey on canceling #Castle & #Nashville: "At the end of the day the future for us did not lie in those shows."
— Debra Birnbaum (@debrabirnbaum) May 17, 2016
I love my shows!! But as you cancel them I am tied less to my TV! When all my favorite shows are cancelled, I can then cancel my TV subscribtion and start enjoying g life without tv! I don’t watch new shows so I don’t get caught up in them, which isn’t hard since 90% of new shows are terrible, especially Reality stuff, come on people, get a life!!
Donris Jeanfreau says
Karin, I have to agree with you on the 90% Reality Stuff. I too agree to these people, GET A LIFE! I hate it & I have friends & family that love it. There must be something wrong with me? Who cares what the celebs are doing & with who? All they do is talk trash & are vulgar. I conceder it an insult to me intelligence to watch these assine shows. I asked my sister don’t you have enough of your own problems, & then you have to watch this tripe? Her reply “Oh I think it I funny,” not the brightest bulb in the lamp, sorry to say dear.
Jo Garcia says
I feel like ABC doesn’t care about airing an enjoyable , quality product any longer . To that end, I will no longer view its products. To even consider cutting characters from a show that are vital for financial reasons and continue the show is ridiculous . ABC has cancelled too many quality shows this time.
So what are they saying, Nashville is not sophisticated enough for them. What is that crap doled out every week from Chandra Rimes? That’s nothing but trash. Everytime I try to watch one of her shows, eventually it’s filled with things that disgust me. I’m with all of you, I will not get involved with any other show on this network. The viewers they will draw won’t stay either once they start cancelling their shows.
The future for my family and I certainly does not lie with ABC-TV.
albert marks says
Don’t apologize for canceling CASTLE, apologize for taking a really good and popular show and running it into the ground with no apparent reason. Thank goodness whatever that was that ABC called CASTLE for the PAST 2 SEASONS is finally gone. Why the network in conjunction with the CREATIVE (???) team did that will be a mystery forever.
I agree with the above comments- obviously these networks (abc) does not need us as viewers anymore. How many more viewers do they need to lose in order to realize that a lot of do not like Reality TV?
I am done watching ABC.
I still can’t believe they cancelled Forever – another quality show.
Alice J says
They are full of poop! These were great shows & he is just spouting nonsense off thinking the audience is so dumb they will believe it! This is why the networks keep putting on moronic shows like “The Last Man on Earth” & they don’t do well. Only the critics like that stupid stuff. It’s funny to me no matter how bad the show, if the critics love them, the network keeps renewing them for 5-6 years. But if the audience loves something they cancel it!
I guess if these shows don’t lie with their future then ABC must not lie with mine either.
Donris Jeanfreau says
I am truly heart broken that CASTLE IS OVER. I had read so many different rumors about THE real life actors of BECKET & CASTLE, as being a couple. There was a break up of the couple when Nathan dated an actress who appeared on the show once & got serious. Hence the break up. Emotions running so bad the two could not be together after the takes. They departed from each other like the plaque. Also heard Becket got married. ……Also read SHE WOULD NOT GO BACK ON THE PROGRAM, not she wasn’t asked.. Nathan had already signed up for #9. I could have stilled loved the series without Becket. There were so many great story lines going on anyway. The ending of (Seven Years Later) Left a possible season 9 open.
I guess everyone one was waited so long for the build up of Castle & Beckett finally reaching the couple stage & Wedding. I loved Nathan, & will be watching when he comes up in a new series. Some people have an ideal in their mind & can not take a change. In soap operas the actor goes away or dies. I am so glad I can still watch the reruns daily. Still be watching the Monday Night Football.