The writing was on the wall, now ABC has officially cancelled Downward Dog after one low-rated season, RenewCancelTV has confirmed.
Co-creator Samm Hodges broke the news in a statement, claiming that the comedy was cancelled due to financial reasons, while vowing to find a new Season 2 home for the show:
“Got the very surprising news that ABC is not moving forward with Downward Dog. They loved it creatively and really wanted to make more, but couldn’t find a financial path to do so. [..] The crazy love you have for the Downward Dog combined with the critical response make us confident that there is a future and we are committed to find a new home. ABC is airing the last two episodes of Season 1 on Tuesday at 10/9c.”
— Samm Hodges (@sammhodges) June 23, 2017
Hodges may be “surprised” by Downward Dog‘s demise, but knowing ABC and the brutal nature of TV as he does, the reaper certainly isn’t.
The cancellation of Downward Dog comes on the heels of ABC eliminating another summer entry, Still Star-Crossed, which was crossed off the network’s 2017-18 schedule earlier this week.
Will another outlet fetch Downward Dog from ABC’s cancellation graveyard? It seems unlikely, but stay tuned should something really surprising happen…