Notorious has been officially cancelled at ABC.
The network has cut the legal drama’s first season order from 13 to 10 episodes, sealing the show’s fate as the first freshman cancellation of the 2016-17 broadcast season.
ABC insist that all 10 episodes of the first (and only) season will see the light of day. However, Notorious Season 2 is officially cancelled: the series will not return for the 2017-18 season.
Notorious‘ doomed status is reflected in the updated 2017-18 TV Scorecard.
I should know better to watch anything on ABC. This is their normal procedure. I have seen little advertising for this show but I love it and the actors. I will watch till the end but then I am done with ABC and their scripted shows. Shondra Rimes seems to be the only thing they want to show.
George booth says
Why should we be surprised that ABC/Disney is canceling one of the better shows on TV. I think I’ll just stick with Netflix and Amazon’s Prime and give up on network TV.
San Antonio TX
I couldn’t agree more! This cancellation is such a HUGE disappointment! I am so sick of investing in new shows (in this case, on BOTH ABC and NBC), only to have the networks cut them before they even get a good chance! If the networks can’t be loyal to their shows, as they have proven repeatedly, then WHY should the viewing public be loyal to them???
This show was destined to be moved, or so it seemed, since it wasn’t a Shondra show, yet there it was on Thursday night! Why not go for broke and put it on the Monday schedule in place of Conviction? Apparently that got the axe TOO! I liked that show, but it’s hard to like SUCH a bitchy main character! Needless to say, the slot IS open, so why not give it a REAL chance ABC? It was a GREAT show!!!
I can’t believe that ABC would cancel NOTORIOUS…it is one of the best new dramas on t.v. I agree with Elaine…I will watch until the end and then ABC will be deleted off my watch list!
This is such a good show! I hate to see it canceled. Also, sick of the Bachelor and Survivor!
Well that figures. Of course they would cancel that program. they rather put a comedy with stupid laugh tracks in the wrong places or too many of them. Go figure. Hate laugh tracks.
Jenny Pepper says
I am really sad. I am really enjoying Notorious. The stories and acting are great. I’ve been watching in the U.K. Via the internet, so I guess it’s another show I’ve told friends about, that they won’t ever get to watch. Gutted
They always cancel good shows, and keep dumb reality shows on. We really need 20 seasons of The Bachelor? Nope! Same with CBS. They cancel good shows and keep 33 seasons of Survivor. It’s ridiculous.
Irene Acquisto says
Totally agree. This is one of the better new shows of the season. Can’t believe it’s cancelled in 10 episodes.
Romona Gill says
I really love the characters on this show. So sorry to see it go. I agree with LindsayDD. I’m so sick of The Bachelor and Survivor. I could scream. I still love ABC so I will continue to watch the shows that I love. I just thought this would be a new drama that would be in my list to watch.
Benjamin Munoz says
It was a good show, we loved it.
Valerie Rollins says
Figures, everytime we start watching something it get’s cancelled. Guess I’ll quit watching EVERYTHING except Walking Dead.
I was just saying that a show or two is usually cancelled by now….too bad it’s Notorious…I love Piper Persabo and Daniel Sonjata
I also enjoy Notorious. It’s too bad it hasn’t caught on sufficiently to ensure renewal.
I looked forward to this show. It was different and I am a fan of the two lead actors. I agree with some of the other comments about lame comedies. They never gave it a chance.
Captain Starfish says
Agreed. It sucked.
Kathleen Flippo says
Why is this show being cancelled? It is a good show!! I agree with some of the other comments regarding do we really need a gazillion episodes of the Bachelor, followed by the Bachelorette and let’s not forget Bachelor in Paradise or whatever it’s called? Maybe ABC could somehow bring back Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. C’mon ABC. Not everyone is interested in watching totally mindless shows. Could you reconsider this decision, please?
Briar Williams says
I so agree with the statements above about how great this show was. Who makes these ridiculous decisions anyway? I too am so frustrated in getting invested in good programs just to have them axed- Including Conviction and Grimm also!
I agree it is a great show. The people watching Notorius are interested in thought provoking plots not the mindless drivel they sometimes call comedy. How many comedy sit com’s do we need? And some of the reality shows are becoming so old hat. Is the viewing audience getting “dumber ” do they no longer think for them selves???
Seriously? This is why I think I’m going to stick with the off network shows. ABC finally gets a great series, the acting is great, and they cancel after one season.
Hope they at least wrap the story up and not leave us hanging……like most others. This is a really good show……
barbara byrne says
My thoughts exactly.
It didn’t even get a full season. They cut it from 13 to 10. They only seem to push certain shows lets face it, they could care less what we think
Bridget B says
This is one of the few new shows that I really like. Why bother watching something new? The quality of the acting and the plot made me want to watch. They deserve better than this ABC. Makes me think that the only show I am going to watch on ABC is General Hospital. I think that I am done.
I called it after water only the pilot. Covert Affairs was more interesting. It’s all about the ratings, and clearly there weren’t enough viewers compared to Survivor, Bachelor, and I’m not a fan of those shows either, but I won’t miss Notorious.
“Water” was a typo.
The real answer is that the right audience isn’t watching. If you’re not in the 18-49 demographic, you may as well be invisible
Mary Rauchwarter says
I agree. This show was one of the better new shows on ABC. I really enjoyed the story and acting. ABC is wrong on this one. I won’t be watching new shows on ABC . I get to Luke them and they are gone in 1 season.
eva wood says
dammit! This is a good show and fits right in with the other shows on that night. You always cancel the wrong shows. Idiots!
I was so bummed when Covert Affairs and Graceland were cancelled and was happy to see both stars in a new show, a good one at that, and now it’s cancelled. This really bites. I agree with most of the above comments above. I will miss this show too.
Mary Davis says
So disappointed about this!!!! I loved this show!!!!! So tired of all those dumb reality shows…. Channel 7 you are blowing it again!!
WOW……what have there been??? Two-three episodes and it’s to be CANCELLED ALREADY. Never again will I watch a new series on ABC
CARMEN PELLEGRINO says
Why are you cancelling this show? Are u going to give us closure on who killed the wife? You should be ashamed of yourself’s cancelling a good show.
Notorious is good show can’t believe that its cancelled
Jacque Haas says
This is ridiculous, I agree with all of the above – take off the stupid comedies, the boring reality TV shows, not the ones that are actually worth watching. No wonder Netflix does so well. Keep Notorious ON!!!
Another good show ABC cancelled. It’s best not to get attached to any shows since they don’t give them a chance.
This sucks! That was a good show. BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!
Good show? Wow… I can’t imagine why anyone thinks this is a good show. It’s very typical network formula writing and nothing new. If you think this mediocre (at best) show was “good” then it’s no wonder all the shows you think are “good” get cancelled. it’s not the network, it’s your taste that’s messed up. This show was pretty bad.
You seem to be in the minority here so why bother even commenting? Maybe it’s your taste that is messed up.
Nella Featherston says
Never fails……I get interested in a new show and what do they do, cancel it. Notorious was a great drama and loved all the actors. Come on ABC, give us something interesting to watch besides all those ridiculous comedy shows.
Kathryn Palmer says
Why start watching new shows on ABC they cancel them, some of us are tired of fake reality tv and dumb comedy shows, I enjoy a good drama maybe if they advertied this show alittle it would have helped. I love the actors and have enjoyed every episode. Not a happy camper here netflix is looking better and better.
I am so upset by them canceling this show! I love this show!
ABC Sucks for taking this off the air. This is a good show.
Helga Ganguly says
She’s adorable-and he’s not. End of story.
Excellent new show…..one of my favorites. Looks like “Dooms Day” happens often when a show is introduced on ABC. When another network picks it up they will have a hit !!!
This is such a good program. Boooo ABC. I wish a different network would pick this up.
shame on you ABC. PLEASE CHANGE YOUR MINDS…… Love love love this show
It is such a great show that they have to be crazy to cancel it!
Marsha matthews says
Why do you always cancel good shows and leave so much other junk on?!?!?
I love this show. I am tired of networks pulling the plug on good shows. Give it some time and let the characters and audience grow. Network big wigs must have the patience of a 7 year old. Please keep this on or another network pick it up. It’s a great show!
Why is it when you really like a show they come and sweep it away?!?!?! It’s coming down to forget tuning in & just watch movies; at least you can see the whole thing from beginning to end. TV channels aren’t what they used to be, its all political now!
Natasha Wright says
What bothers me the most is the fact that it has such horrible ratings on IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes and others! The first episode was pretty awkward at the beginning, but has been steadily improving. I am very picky with my tv shows and I do not like watching straight dramas, but this show caught my eye. ABC cancelled Castle last only after they axed the main actress and the only other actress on the show. I am done with ABC.
This was a new show that I looked forward each week to watching. Who makes such decisions after only a couple of shows airing? I am sick of the reality shows and the dumb and dumber sitcoms. You have two great actors and just let them go without a fight to promote their show. Shame on ABC……
I agree. I LOVE NOTORIOUS, and the actors have done a great job with the show.
I’m done with ABC. Every single time I start watching one of their new shows and I like it, they cancel it. So sick of reality shows. I don’t watch any one of them, but ABC is obviously not concerned with the viewership of MY age group. I won’t give any of their new shows a chance anymore. There’s no point.
Kathryn Palmer says
Between losing Notorious and Conviction ABC is pushing people to other networks. They don’t give new shows a chance.
the only show other than Conviction that I watch on ABC, I loved it, ABC makes bad choices
Why not take the show to Hulu or Netflix?
Really, again. Who do they have reviewing TV shows.. I enjoyed this show but again something I like got the can….ABC your suck.