ABC dumps 'Hank'
Kelsey Grammer sitcom earned low ratings and dismissive reviews
Its pilot was reshot, almost entirely. That was a bad sign for "Hank."
It premiered with savage reviews and the lowest ratings in ABC's comedy block. That was a bad sign for "Hank."
ABC picked up back-nines for its comedies, "The Middle," "Modern Family" and "Cougar Town" received full-season orders. "Hank" did not. That was a bad sign for "Hank."
ABC picked up additional episodes of the struggling drama "The Forgotten." That was a bad sign for "Hank."
Now, all of those bad signs have come together for ABC's "Hank." According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Hank" will end production after its 10th episode and will not resume production. In addition, the trade paper says that ABC has no specific plans for when the remaining episodes of "Hank" will air.
In its most recent airing, "Hank" averaged only 5.33 million viewers and a 1.4 rating in the 18-49 demo, a figure that put the Kelsey Grammer sitcom behind The CW in that key age range.
With this week's cancellation of "Eastwick" and the ordering of five additional episodes of "The Forgotten," ABC has now determined the fates for each of its new fall shows, with the exception of semi-midseason drama "V."