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ABC cancellation round-up: The highs and lows

These agents aren't going anywhere.
These agents aren't going anywhere.
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Today, ABC started handing out its pink slips, and from what it looks like, its comedies got the short end of the stick. However, one show that started to pick up steam was given a chance prove that it will become the show fans have been hoping for. Here is a look at the high’s and lows of the cancellation/renewal list.


Agents of Shield

Though many dismissed the show after its ratings began a sharp decline, “Marvel’s Agents of Shield” came back from its hiatus with a new-found energy. The storylines have been tighter, the action has been livelier, and the stakes were raised enough to actually make the audience care about the characters. It might not be the show that most hoped for, but now it will have a new season to continue getting there.

The Goldbergs

Though on the surface the 80s gimmick might seem like a crutch, ABC’s best new comedy actually has a heart beneath the shoulder pads and big hair. Led by the wonderful Wendy McLevon-Covy, "The Goldbergs" has one of the best ensembles in recent memory. Though they may be a bit loud at times, this family is one almost anyone can relate to, regardless of what decade they were born in.


Sure, “Resurrection” didn’t answer any questions during its eight-episode first season, but with a renewal, perhaps viewers will finally get to know why so many of Arcadia’s dead and buried have come back to life.

The Lows

Trophy Wife

Perhaps if it had been placed behind “Modern Family” or “The Middle,” “Trophy Wife” might have stood a chance. But unfortunately, ABC’s second best comedy suffered from a Tuesday time-slot that did nothing for its stellar ensemble.


Well, perhaps being on Wednesdays isn’t always a sure way to be a hit on ABC, since “Suburgatory” is now ending its run after three seasons due to falling ratings. To be honest though, this season has been a bit more mean-spirited and awkward than the previous two, especially where Dahlia (Carly Chaikin) and Tessa (Jane Levy) were concerned.

What do you think? Are you happy for “Shield,” “The Goldbergs,” and “Resurrection”? Are you sad to see “Trophy Wife” and “Suburgatory” go?

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