ABC’s ‘Manhattan Love Story’ Is First Cancellation Casualty of New Season

The sitcom stars Jake McDorman and Analeigh Tipton

Last Updated: October 24, 2014 @ 10:53 PM

ABC’s romantic comedy chronicling the courtship of two New Yorkers has been canceled.

The Tuesday night sitcom, which was paired with fellow freshman sitcom “Selfie,” failed to resonate with audiences in its 8:30 timeslot.

Jake McDorman and Analeigh Tipton star in the half-hour comedy as a pair of young people who are set up and then awkwardly fumble their way into a romance. The show was characterized by the duo’s internal dialogue layered over each of their scenes.

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“Manhattan Love Story” debuted to a 1.3 rating, which marked a 55 percent slide from last September’s season premiere of “The Goldbergs” and a 43 percent drop from last September’s season debut of “Trophy Wife.”

Throughout its short four-episode run, the show averaged a 1.0 rating among the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic, and only 3.3 million viewers.

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To replace the newly canceled show, ABC will air back-to-back episodes of “Selfie” in the 8-9 p.m. hour preceding “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD.”

“Selfie” is also considered on the bubble, though its ratings have been slightly higher, averaging a 1.2 rating and 4.08 million viewers.