Mickey Mouse probably isn’t whistling joyfully behind a boat steering wheel right about now: Disney’s ABC just canceled “American Crime,” “Dr. Ken,” “Secrets & Lies” and “Imaginary Mary.”
“American Crime” (pictured above) made it three seasons, which were good enough to produce a pair of Emmy Awards for Regina King. Unfortunately, the Nielsen numbers didn’t see as much success.
“Dr. Ken” and “Secrets & Lies” both lasted just two years; “Mary” barely made it one. On Wednesday, the broadcast network chopped Tim Allen’s “Last Man Standing,” which was on the air for six seasons.
Of course, ABC isn’t the only net cutting dead weight this week. It also has some good news to share: ABC renewed “The Goldbergs” “Designated Survivor,” “Once Upon a Time,” “American Housewife” and “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD” Thursday, and picked up five new projects to series, including a Zach Braff sitcom.
On Monday, ABC dropped the big news that it is reviving “American Idol” for the upcoming TV season. So, yeah, there’s a lot going on in Channing Dungey’s offices right now.