Broadcast network makes split decision on freshman programs
“Forever” is sticking around for a while longer.
ABC has given the Ioan Gruffudd drama a back nine order, filling out the season.
However, the network also canceled the freshman comedy “Selfie” on Friday.
“Forever,” which stars Gruffudd as Dr. Henry Morgan, a New York medical examiner who’s immortal, also stars Judd Hirsch, Alana De La Garza, Lorraine Toussaint and Donnie Keshawarz.
Matt Miller (“Chuck,” “666 Park Avenue”) created the series, and executive produces with Dan Lin (“Sherlock Holmes”) and Jennifer Gwartz (“Veronica Mars”). Warner Bros. Television produces the series.
“Selfie,” meanwhile, which the network has declined to give a back nine order to, stars Karen Gillan as Eliza Dooley, a woman obsessed with achieving fame through social media. John Cho co-stars as Henry Higgs, a marketing image guru Dooley seeks help from after discovering that “friending” people online does not equate to true friendship.
The series got off to a lukewarm start with its late September premiere, posting a 1.4 rating/5 share in the 18-49 demographic most important to advertisers. This week the show aired two episodes, which drew a 1.0/3 and 0.9/3.
Earlier this month, ABC was responsible for the first cancellation of the new season, with its decision to pull freshman series “Manhattan Love Story” from its schedule.