“Whiskey Cavalier” has been “fully and finally canceled” by ABC, an individual familiar with the situation told TheWrap. Showrunner David Hemingson also announced the news Friday on Twitter.
Earlier this week, the network and the show’s producers re-entered talks to potentially reverse the show’s cancellation in the wake of significant fan outcry online, but according to Hemingson, the network ultimately chose to stick with its original decision to not move forward with a second season.
“Friends: I just got the sad news that @ABCNetwork has passed,” he wrote. “#WhiskeyCavalier has been fully and finally cancelled. Thank you all so, so much for your efforts on our behalf. I cannot begin to express my gratitude for the outpouring of support.”
It’s incredibly painful to say goodbye to this show and our extraordinary cast, but knowing that we made something you enjoyed – and that I believe will stand the test of time – makes it all worthwhile. (2) pic.twitter.com/gCb0y4gPuJ
— David Hemingson (@DavidHemingson) May 24, 2019
He continued, “It’s incredibly painful to say goodbye to this show and our extraordinary cast, but knowing that we made something you enjoyed – and that I believe will stand the test of time – makes it all worthwhile.”
Created by Hemingson and executive produced by Bill Lawrence, “Whiskey Cavalier” is an action-comedy led by “Scandal” alum Scott Foley and “The Walking Dead’s” Lauren Cohan as a co-heads of an inter-agency task force charged with periodically saving the world.
The series also starred Ana Ortiz, Tyler James Williams, Vir Das and Josh Hopkins. Executive producers include Hemington, Lawrence and Jeff Ingold of Doozer Productions and director Peter Atencio. Foley is also credited as producer.
The show got a special preview after February’s Oscars, but at the time of its first cancellation, “Whiskey Cavalier” was averaging a 1.2 rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and 6.3 million viewers, according to the “most current” data from Nielsen, which includes a week’s worth of delayed viewing where available. Prior to re-entering conversations with ABC, Warner Bros. had planned to shop the series to other networks.