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101 May 17th, 2016 ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey On Why NASHVILLE and CASTLE Were Axed From Fall Line-Up!

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Soap fans were shocked and saddened by the news last week that both the primetime soap opera, Nashville, and the enduring Castle, were cancelled by the ABC Television Network, and would not be returning for the fall.

For daytime audiences, both shows featured beloved actor: Jonathan Jackson (Avery, Nashville and Ex-Lucky, GH) anf Nathan Fillion (Richard Castle, Castle, and Ex-Joey, OLTL), which made it all the more of a stinger.

In a conference call, new ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey explained to the press the network’s decision to ax the dramas from the fall line-up.

Dungey expressed:  “The studios in each case were looking for the best creative and financial ways to help their shows get another season, making plans should they get orders.  In terms of what we were discussing internally on the network side, it was (what was) best for the schedule and, obviously, looking at ratings, looking at our own planning and looking at some of the new development.  A lot of the decisions came down to the wire.  At the end of the day — even though both Castle and Nashville have been wonderful shows and great performers — we felt that the future for us didn’t necessarily lie in these shows.”

So do you think ABC made the wrong call based on their rationale for cancelling Nashville and Castle? Comment below!

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  1. abby says:

    well then again, I guess that an ABC show in the future doesn’t necessarily lie in any ABC shows in my household…I have to assume that you people read all the media sites be it on facebook, snapchat or anywhere else and people are just not happy that you are screwing around with shows that we all love, but I guess when it comes down to it you obviously don’t give a damn what we like or don’t, its all a matter of money and what good for you to keep your pockets lined.. shame on you…this is one house that will not be watching anything other than GH from ABC, that is until you decide that’s also not necessarily in your future.

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    JK replied

    PERFECTLY SAID!!!!! THE NETWORK COULD CARE LESS WHAT WE VIEWERS WANT TO SEE…..THIS IS ANOTHER HOUSE THAT WILL ONLY BE WATCHING GH….. UNTIL THEY DUMP IT……..LINE YOUR POCKETS ABC AND KEEP LOSING VIEWERS.

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    Soaphound replied

    EXACTLY, JK. I can’t wait to see what drivel they replace NASHVILLE with. Let me guess….TEENAGE BACHELORETTE or GRANDPA BACHELOR or, even worse, another inane game show? It’s been a while since I’ve been this angry over a show’s cancellation. They renew a fine show like AMERICAN CRIME and then dump Rayna? Is that like giving with one hand and taking away with the other? SHAME ON YOU, ABC!

    crazeebeachbum replied

    100% agree! I am so tired of choosing the shows, that I’m going to be completely “fan faithful” to & then after I spend the first several seasons falling in love with characters;loving to hate them or just loving to love them….It gets ripped out from under me! Why would I EVER again start watching another series on ABC??? If I can’t have the pleasure of watching Nashville, then I’m done! I will also stop watching General Hospital too! They do the same thing with that show (it’s become a million % worse in last 10 years) only with GH, it’s the actors they replace. I’m just done taking a chance & then truly loving a show & the actors (don’t kill off so many characters.it’s dumb to do it constantly) just to have ABC take it all away! You, the big bosses at ABC, do know we have lots & lots of network choices now,& you won’t be on my schedule if you take shows like Nashville away! I was over the moon when you finally gave Jonathan Jackson a great gig. One that finally allowed him to spread his amazing acting wings & his unbelievable musical talent all at the same time! You have had Jonathan since he was a kid & finally he is showing the fans how much more he is! Now you yank that away! The chemistry alone with Jonathan & Hayden is enough to keep us hooked. I guess that’s all the venting I have left. I’m so disappointed that ABC doesn’t realize, that we have the power & if you cancel our show(s) then we & all those we know will do the same… Not watch anything on ABC. I might even change my morning news choice. That is how tired of this action ABC keeps doing. Good luck; if you don’t hear our plea & keep Nashville ( the people that watch your shows) then you’re definitely going to need loads of it, luck that is! Trust me,it’s all over social media & peeps are really angry with ABC, we feel betrayed, again!

    Rebecca1 replied

    Of course it’s all about money. They’re a business, not a charitable organization. And they care very much what people want to see…that’s how they make a profit. Not care as in empathy, but as in getting their fingers on the pulse of what will bring in larger ratings.

    With that said I’m beyond disappointed that Nashville was canceled. I love the show and it’s difficult to fathom how it didn’t draw more viewers. The talent was overflowing and it had it all…music, romance, rivalry, social issues, drama, family, friendship…And while I also agree that the show was more riveting in the first few seasons, it was still way above many of the shows that are still thriving or lasted longer. Lol…honey boo boo comes to mind…right along with Jerry Springer. Lowest common denominator seems to be the ticket to ratings…

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    nancy dillingham replied

    If one is to believe that even an iota of the gossip that came down, the “Castle” was torn down from within, but ABC PTB simply put the last nail in the coffin (to mix metaphors) by firing Stana Katic.

    Do this scenario seem familiar? Well, yes! Another famous couple on GH with instant and abiding chemistry–just like Nathan and Stana (“Castle” and “Kate”)–was also destroyed by ego–and kowtowing by TPTB. Oh, you guessed already? Guess what? You are right. Wait for it–the characters of Luke and Laura.

    Seems the suits at ABC never learn–just keeping making the same fatal mistakes over and over. Well, viewers have l–o–n–g memories. Need I say more?

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  2. Chris Keller says:

    Yes I think they made a HUGE mistake with canceling Nashville…Hoping another network will scoop them up…its a great show with great actors!!

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    nancy dillingham replied

    Nashville was doomed after the first season when T. Bone Burnett left and when the story began to sprawl and lose focus–the focus should have remained on the characters of Connie Britton and Charles Esten. And, when they killed Rayna’s father off, played by the wonderful actor Powers Boothe, they put a huge nail in Nashville’s coffin.

    Seems Connie Britton got involved in a lot of other projects (though she was listed as an executive producer of Nashville, and the writers never rightly brought Jonathan Jackson’s character in focus. Too bad–he’s a good actor. GH, bring him back so that he can work with Genie Francis.

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    Rebecca1 replied

    I agree Chris. I was so bummed watching last night’s episode…knowing next week is the series finale. The episode was soooooo good! So much story left to tell, the acting terrific..the music woven into the fabric of the characters lives. Absolutely heartbroken over losing this show. There are petitions going around to save it if you want to sign.

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  3. Jan says:

    No wonder ABC is going down and worse net work take every good show away!!! Very sad!!!

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  4. Christine Henderson says:

    ABC won’t rest until they eliminate all of the daytime and evening drama shows. I read that they hired a new executive and she hates the idea of soaps. With the exception of GH, I will not watch another show on ABC. I boycotted them since they cut two of my favorite shows and only watched GH and Nashville. I only how that ABC gets what it truly deserves.

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    Jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    I read that too some time ago-ABC no longer want continuing dramas because they are harder to sell in syndication!!!

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    Mo replied

    Castle is airing on other channels so they were able to sell it.

  5. Mo says:

    It’s a lot of words for saying nothing.

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    Abruzzfan replied

    I agree Mo. Lots of words and he didn’t say anything. What was the point????

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  6. Bonnie says:

    That is nonsense, they just v did not want them amymore.
    having not watched Castle I can not comment othen then it had a good run. But Nashville which I adored was still a young show. It’s all about ratings, What the network does not count isask other ways people watch. Just on their own time.

    I am personally on the crusade to save the show

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  7. Julie Zimmerman says:

    It’s a sad shame that ABC takes off some of the best shows on TV today. First it was All My children and One Life to Live . Do you really want us to tune in to ABC? Why invest my time in watching when you end up cancelling them! Maybe it’s time to switch to CBS or NBC.

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  8. Ray says:

    I am not sure I agree with his logic. The state of Tennessee gave ABC more than $8 million in tax breaks last year to keep the show in “Nashville.” In the past four years, the number of international travelers to the state has quadrupled. The housing market has exploded and venues like “Blue Bird Café,” a prominent nightclub for singer/songwriters is always at capacity with tourists.

    I agree the show was slightly unbalanced this past season. But, Hayden P was off the show for several episodes dealing with post-partum depression. Then, new writers were hired for the upcoming season. Now, it has been cancelled, with hundreds of unemployed cast and crew not giving proper notice.

    During the past four years, Charles, Jonathan, Sam, Claire, Will and Chris have appeared all over this city, being the best ambassadors for the show. I wish all of them luck in their next venture. I still hope to see the show end up on TBS or a cable channel.

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    Rebecca1 replied

    I am soooo hoping another station picks it up. Please sign one of the petitions going around.

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  9. Cheryl says:

    I think ABC could have given these shows 1 more year, or even 6 more episode each to wrap things up. They have proven once again that we the views do not matter. They could save money by dumping the shows with the lowest ratings which I am sure is not Nashville and Castle. As a long time Castle fan, the ending was horrible. I have seen every episode since day 1. To only allow the writers to add a 30 second snip-it at the end was a disgrace. This is why most of the shows I watch are no longer on ABC.

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  10. Amanda says:

    I am very veey upset Nashville was canceled. You could have decently let us fans know..not just spru g it up upon us. Not very happy at all!

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  11. Mary says:

    These were two of the only ABC shows I actually liked… Not liking the direction ABC is headed. Bye Felicia…

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  12. Julie Asper says:

    I do think they are wrong! CASTLE is (was) a GREAT show. Been a long time since I found a show that I made sure I saw. I will definitely be missing that one! !!! VERY VERY SAD to see it end! Thanks for the good ending though. It was just how I would like to remember them…Happy and with children.

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  13. Sandy henry says:

    As an avid tv watcher this is sad for prime time. They were 2 shows the entire family watched together every week. We did not watch it without one another. With all of the bachelor and bachelorette and over reality shows I will not be watching prime time.

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    Sandy henry replied

    I am also upset about axing The Family and Game of Silence on NBC. I don’t see any reason to continue watching these shows knowing there will not be any closure.

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    Shay replied

    @Sandy henry….I also watched “The Family,” well, at least the first episode, because I wanted to see the very accomplished and popular British actor, Rupert Graves, star in this stateside show. It had a really interesting premise, but I wholly expected that it wouldn’t take, just because it required too much of a thought process for people to engage and invest in it. I continued to read the recaps to keep apprised of the plot in the event this drama garnered a renewal, but like I said, it was no surprise that it failed. Sadly, intelligent programming on free networks only seems to attract enough viewers when it’s on PBS, which is why I simply don’t bother with ABC, NBC or CBS anymore. (Although I always live in hope for that to change…if Julian Fellowes’ “The Gilded Age” ever actually makes it to the small screen, I will definitely check it out!)

    Jim Preston replied

    I too was very disappointed to see THE FAMILY get the axe – it was an interesting premise and well acted and nicely directed. I really thought it had a shot but then I realized, wait, this is abc-tv and they cancel everything, oh except The Bachlorette which is inane crap – and of course their Dancin with the Stars (which is a little played out).
    They needed to at least give THE FAMILY a season two – and at least tie up some loose ends – it’s like abc-tv just doesn’t know what to do – who the heck makes these decisions?

  14. Elyse M Worth says:

    It makes no sense to cancel Nasville but keep their stupid comedies! That’s fine, I have all the drama on NBC! I hope some other network or platform picks up Nashville. I only watch GH on ABC now. ABC has pissed me off again. First with canceling AMC & OLTL. It seems they don’t even want GH to be great. Most days GH is so boring!! Hopefully, with Jason getting him memories back and with the Nurse’s Ball coming up, we will have some good drama!
    I can understand not renewing Castle without Kate; there wouldn’t be Castle!! They are a team! But I’m sure going to miss it!! Loved the finale last night.

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    nancy dillingham replied

    I’ve been reading a lot of criticism about the finale of Castle. I personally liked it–at least the writers threw the faithful viewers a bone! :)

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    Elyse M Worth replied

    They originally were going to kill Kate off if it got picked up for a 9th season. I’m happy that they had an alternate ending for us viewers who have loved Castle and Beckett’s love story.

  15. Marq says:

    Absolutely the wrong decision to cancel Nashville. GH and Nashville were the only shows I watched on ABC. Now I will only watch GH.

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  16. Sandie says:

    I’ve watched every episode of both shows. In the case of Castle, with Stana Katic (Beckett) and Tamala Jones (Lanie) leaving the landscape of the show, it made sense not to try and continue. The beauty of the show was the ensemble chemistry. In particular, Castle and Beckett aren’t the same without each other, proven by the attempt to separate them during the season where Beckett went to work in D.C.

    For Nashville, however, the cancellation seems like a ridiculous thing to do. Even with Hayden Panettiere (Juliette) off dealing with her personal challenges, that show has a wealth of excellence from which to draw. ABC’s new guy at the helm clearly needs some career counseling. This was a bonehead decision.

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  17. Jeanene Hayes says:

    I know for a fact they made a huge mistake with Nashville! All to keep trashy ,boring reality shows on..it makes no sense! Nashville is one main show my husband and I watch together!

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  18. Rodd says:

    What did she even say? These PR speaks are so full of air. It causes me to scratch my head because she doesn’t say “why” the shows didn’t “necessarily” fit into where the network was going. If they’re performing and are well liked, why not keep them? Everyone knows it’s more difficult to get an audience for a new show than an established one. There’s just so much more to the story, isn’t there?

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    Abruzzfan replied

    I agree Todd. Look at Grey’s Anatomy which is on its 11th year or so. The ratings were slightly down for several years and then the ratings have picked up in the last year and are now high again.

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    Rose replied

    And ABC sabotaged a future for Castle when they didn’t renew Stana/Beckett’s contract for alleged “budget reasons.” As Rodd says more “PR speaks” along with talking out of both sides of your mouth.

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  19. Becky says:

    Yes. ABC has nothing left to watch. They cancelled All My Children, and now Castle. I’m done with them.

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  20. Kevin says:

    ABC sucks, GH is in trouble. I will not be shocked, if ABC cancels GH next year.

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  21. NancyH says:

    She really answered the question. Maybe she’s an aspiring politician. Always blame someone else. I fear for GH. Clearly she doesn’t care for soaps. Or the viewers.

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  22. Chris G Cirillo says:

    I am letting the network know that myself along with many others are tired of the networks axing the new TV shows. They are not given enough air time. The demographics they go by is so wrong. The networks discriminate on anyone older!!!!!

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  23. Lisa Kulesza says:

    I love both shows. I was shocked to hear of their cancellations. Very disappointed in ABC. Why must all the good shows go? Take the Bachelor off the air, oh yea you don’t have to pay for the actors,at least I hope not. So far you have lost a viewer for Monday’s@ 10:00 and Wednesday’s @ 10:00. Are you going to crush my Thursdays too? I really think the executives have no clue what their viewers want. They need to rethink this NOW! I don’t care for any shows on Tuesday or even the rest of the days not mentioned. I am sure I am not alone. Guess ABC Network doesn’t care!!!

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    Cindy K. replied

    You are right Lisa, you are not alone. I am down to watching two ABC programs on Thursday night and GH. It’s all about the all mighty dollar for the network, not the viewers.

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  24. Kate Harris says:

    Yes ABC is making a HUGE mistake cancelling both Nashville and Castle.
    Please find a way to keep them both!!

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  25. Iakovos says:

    It may have truly been time for CASTLE but I wish ABC had just worked that through instead of playing games with a possible ninth season and firing Stana Katic. Bungle!

    As for NASHVILLE, I will miss the show’s unique sense of place and its talented ensemble. The writing and story direction the last two seasons has been disappointing. I am not sure the producing team made the best choices in light of Hayden Panettiere’s pregnancy and need to be away. This season featured guest stars and story arcs that ended up as filler (the sexy sound op romancing Gunnar, the talented and homeless Veta, Luke’s good buddy who was to join him on tour). Even so, we in the audience got lots of good original music and strong acting. I do think ABC might have missed the boat on passing up a fifth season with the THIRTYSOMETHING/ONCE AND AGAIN showrunners. A successful reboot could have given this show a couple more years.

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  26. Chris G Cirillo says:

    The networks don’t care about the viewers who invest there time watching the new programs only to have them get axed!! We get disgusted if they don’t get axed they are off for months, until they go back on!!!!!! But!!! we wait & wait to continue watching!!!!!! The networks will loose their viewers !!!!!!!!!

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  27. Laurie says:

    I am not happy that they cancel Nashville I look forward to it every Wednesday at 10 I don’t understand why they cancel all the good shows .

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    nancy dillingham replied

    Nothing to look forward to now at ABC; I watch NONE of the comedies–they are too inane for me.

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  28. Lynn says:

    I loved Nashville. I looked forward to it every Wednesday night. I hope they find another
    Network that will appreciate them. Hey Netflix do you need some country in your show of shows.

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    K. Ross replied

    I’m with you. I loved Nashville it was different than anything else on TV. Entertaining and the music was great. I thought the same
    thing maybe Netflix would pick it up. They picked up Longmire.

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  29. sheryl says:

    We think this is so sad because those shows are great and very enjoyable to watch Nashville was so entertaining with all those talented actors. Castle was was a good show too.

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  30. Donnahollinhead says:

    I think it would be bad mistake not have these shows.There not a good reason behind it.

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  31. Patty says:

    I’m not sure why you cancel the show Nashville but I don’t think that was very thought out. You lost a loyal customer and will not watch ABC at all. You could rethink again and bring it back fir another season!!!

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  32. Laura says:

    So you cancel good shows that you admittedly say we’re good performers for what?? More shows that show violence or stupidity in sitcoms? Do you even know your audience?

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    Cindy K. replied

    Amen!

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  33. Jayne Brenneman says:

    This decision makes me want to never watch another show on ABC. Nashville was a favorite of mine. Bad decision.

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  34. ADAM says:

    Not a good move you lost many viewers, what idiots at ABC!

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  35. Kerry says:

    bad move .nashville very populayr in australia as well ,Claire bowen tickets to her show sold out in 3 minutes testament to how popular it is !!!!!!!!!

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  36. Susan Manning says:

    I like both shows. I am turning away from ABC

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  37. su0000 says:

    Nothing lasts forever..
    Nothing lasts forever..
    Nothing lasts forever..

    Time moves on and into new endeavors, as it should be, evolving.

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    nancy dillingham replied

    But, su0000, evolving to what? As I said above, I watch none of the ABC comedies–just don’t have the patience for the inane. Do you watch?

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    nancy dillingham replied

    Instead of watching the inane comedies on ABC, I find an old movie like–you guessed it!–”It Happened One Night” on a movie channel. What say you?

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  38. catj says:

    Ok….so the future of those shows isn’t on ABC’s future schedule. Now the future of your channel isn’t on my schedule. I used to watch primarily ABC but that has changed a lot since so many of the shows I was watching have been getting canceled and usually with no good finale to wind up story lines. I think for this next year that the nights I would normally watch ABC I may just take my time to the movie theater instead.

    Instead of canceling “good shows” maybe you can find ways to work with the shows and make them better?????

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  39. Rod says:

    Riduculos ABC doesn’t give a crap about its viewers!!! You just keeping pushing us all to other networks and we won’t invest in your future programming, since you’ll just yank it away when it’s not filling your greedy pockets. I need Greys is WAY OVERDUE for cancellation. That show has run its course!!!

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  40. Joanne Cecere says:

    ABC always makes the wrong decision in my opinion……and I know someone who said most of the cast found out on FB, like the rest of us……..how rude!

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  41. JK says:

    HORRIBLE MOVE ABC……..EVERYONE STOP WATCHING!!

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  42. NELLIE says:

    The day ABC cancelled OLTL and AMC showed their ignorance to their faithful fans. I was just starting to get over this ignorance with Nashville but I guess it’s time for me to view programs on other channels. When they bring back the daytime soaps and keep fan favorite shows on their schedule, I will return. All I have to say to ABC executives ….find a way to bring back fan favorites that works for all. If ABC doesn’t have smart innovative people working for them, they should be replaced.

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  43. Sprite says:

    ABC doesn’t invest in shows; it invests in rating$. It’s a business. A corporate entity. Human viewers and humanity are not in the company dictionary.

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  44. Linda says:

    Blah, blah, blah! This is why I only watch GH on the rat network!! BOYCOTT ON!

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  45. nicholas says:

    I wish that these networks thought a bit more about profits that can be made outside of tv programming . Nashville had all these great songs : think about dvd , cd releases not just of the episodes but of the actors releasing song albums etc … You could have had ” Nashville in concert ” or ” Hayden Panetierre in concert ” with some of the profits going to abc . Blooming idiots !

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  46. nicholas says:

    the tv schedule is first and foremost for the viewers ! time to respect the viewers !

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  47. Kathy says:

    I really think you should rethink a lot of people will not be watching ABC and I’m one of them.

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  48. Jane says:

    I didn’t like either show however is GH now asking Jonathan Jackson to return as Lucky? That would be nice, maybe he and Elizabeth could work things out since Lucky was just scared to be monster around his / the kids. That’s why he stays away.

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  49. Shelly says:

    Done with Abc .. We don’t matter we watch these shows for years and don’t even get a decent goodbye … Good luck Abc you need it..

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  50. Joan Faist says:

    Bad move to cancel these shows without giving them time to properly write an ending for the characters.
    It is clear again that who ever makes decisions like this at ABC does not care about the viewers. Very bad move ABC!!!!,,

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  51. Phyllis H Vance says:

    I was very disappointed that Castle was cancelled. This was my Favorite Show on TV. It was exciting, very entertaining, and had the best actors and actresses. All of them on the show were great, especially Castle and Beckettt. I will sure miss this show. I wish all the cast the best of luck and hope to see them soon in another good show. I think you made a very bad decision when you cancelled Castle.

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  52. jen says:

    I think this is a case of a new president of programming pushing her taste in shows off on fans. If Shondra was involved, she would make sure it gets a time slot.

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  53. Donna M says:

    that was a lot of gobbliegoop(sp?). She should run for office. talk about saying nothing.
    re. nashville, not sure why but. re. Castle rumor is Fillion was a diva and tried to run things. Was the one insisting they ex the ex. that already got a lot of blow back. Maybe with Castle they just figured he was more trouble than worth.

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  54. lisa frankel says:

    i am extremely upset of the cancellation of both shows. Especially Castle cried watching the last show. it is a wonderful show and along with the amazing cast us soap fans got to see many ex soap stars guest appear.
    really dont understand the network kept the show Superstore no offense to the actors plus some other shows that arent that great

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  55. Irma hernandez says:

    I cannot believe that Nashville and Castle were cancelled. Two of my favorite shows. Huge mistake.

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  56. melissa says:

    Horrible how they ended it another household not to watch anything but gh

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  57. elise lubell says:

    I DEFINITELY think they made a wrong decision. Do these people that make decisions even watch tv.? So, if you want to change it up a bit, get new writers, don’t just ceremoniously cancel the shows that people have become accustomed to watching!

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  58. KarenC says:

    HUGE MISTAKE!!! Wednesday & Thursday nights have to be the popular shows. I would sit through all of Wednesday programming just to watch Nashville. Sunday night, Tuesday night, Friday night (with exception of Last Man Standing), Saturday night…never anything worth watching as far as I’m concerned. They always take off the shows I like the most. They’ve done it for years!! Thirtysomething, Once and Again, Sisters…….

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  59. Patricia Nolan-Hall (Caftan Woman) says:

    A bunch of double talk that boils down to “It is not about the audience, it is about a need to get rid of the old in favour of our own personal stamp.”

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  60. Joyce Foster says:

    Apparently ABC doesn’t want a network. They actually cancelled Nashville and Castle, two of the most watched shows on ABC. Hopefully CBS or NBC picks them up.

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  61. Cj says:

    Looks like GH is the only program left that I will be watching.

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  62. renee says:

    I feel abc is going with less quality shows and looking at half hour versus hour shows ! lots of half hour comedy ! too much at least nashville and my all time favorite Castle had a little something different to offer the viewing public! ! With quality acting to boot! shame on you ABC cheaping out!

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  63. mark says:

    I tried hard to like Nashville but it was Dullsville. I like Hayden Panettiere a lot tho.

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  64. julie underhill says:

    Omg yes a mistake was made with Nashville and The Family! You want to cut costs get rid of reality shows we hate them and dumb cooking shows!

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  65. B says:

    I gave up on ABC after AMC and OLTL got cancelled. Nielsen ratings DO NOT give accurate reading as I watched OLTL my whole life. They want us to like what is cheap for them and easy to produce however, quality shows take time and cost money. OLTL was under budget for many years but they say I must not like it enough so cancel it. It doesn’t make any sense and ABC, especially Brian Frons can kiss my ass!

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  66. Nellie says:

    Right after the season finale it’s goodbye for me ABC. Put the soaps back on and get your viewers back.

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  67. Sara S says:

    Thank you ABC for canceling two shows I watched. I am closer than ever to never viewing your network again!!! Already Been Canceled. Yep that’s your network.

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    Nellie replied

    could not have sad it better

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  68. Judy vlcek says:

    Boycott ABC Stations !!!!!!!!!

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  69. Judy vlcek says:

    Boycott ABC

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  70. Chris says:

    Yes. A big mistake. With these two gone, The CW is my most watched network.

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  71. Anthony says:

    Typical ABC double talk. What he was saying is that due to the shows lower ratings ABC would not be able to get high dollar value for advertising. All networks are interested in the 18-49 rating. Those are the viewers that advertisers want since the advertisers feel folk of the 18-49 age bracket will buy their products. If you’re 50+, TV and Ad executives don’t care what you like, what you watch or what you want. That is the truth. It’s all money!!! Trust me, if the 4mil viewers that Nashville usually drew were all 18-49, ABC would have bled out of its eyes to keep the show going!! Greed – pure and simple.

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    nellie replied

    Sounds good in writing but I don’t think the millennials would watch daytime Mario Batali. ABC could have easily rewrote story lines to cater to these generations. It’s all about how cheap they can get a show on the air for.

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  72. Jay says:

    Congrats ABC. You have ruined Live with Kelly and who ever the next poor individual is that makes a name for himself/herself and now you have gone solidified your incompetence of what the public wants by canceling Nashville. You have proven that big business is your business and taken the good hometown tv show that promotes integrity, respect and goodness to the next human being away from the American people in a time where the American people need such values. All the best to you ABC.

    P.S. Your parent company Disney made its name and gained its public following by promoting the values listed above. After paying $115 per person to visit the happiest place on earth I’d say y’all need to re-look at your stance of what the American people want.

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  73. Debbie K says:

    They made the decision base on money, not necessarily on what people are watching. I am so sick of reality shows, cop shows and sick murder shows. I’m sick of being shocked. There is very little variety or choice with the networks. They should take a cue from Showtime, HBO, Hulu & Netflix. Very disappointing!!

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  74. christine says:

    pissed off in PA!

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  75. Don Golding says:

    ABC is not the network it used to be. No loyalty to its viewers. GMA, The View and other news programs do not provide the same balance that ABC was known for.

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