ABC Cancels Defying Gravity

Okay, so just as I was getting into Defying Gravity, ABC cancels the show according to Ace Showbiz via I09. Obviously, I will be able to see the episodes that won’t air on ABC, but it really grinds my gears when a network pulls the plug on a show before it gets off the ground–well, they did, but you know what I’m saying.

I enjoy watching SF on television, but I’m beginning to develop a tick from good show cancellations. I have to ask myself, should I invest myself in a particular show, knowing that it could get canned half way through the season?

What does this mean for SF show producers? Is there a way to develop a cost effective, low budget, high concept SF show? As we know from reading SF, the science fictional aspect of a story need not be overwhelming–it can be subtle. Can this translate well into a visual media like television, or do we need something visually awesome to let us know that what we are watching is SF?

3 thoughts on “ABC Cancels Defying Gravity

  1. This is pretty much why I didn’t watch _Firefly_ when it first aired. I agree with you, I’m starting to just assume that any SF show I would watch is going to get cancelled.

  2. I love this show! I rarely watch anything on the 4 networks (you know the ones) as they are all reality, cop, etc. When I find one I like, they cancel. I can only hope SYFY channel will pick this one up.

  3. I haven’t yet seen all of it, but I was looking forward to the rest of the season. I just ran across this bit of news that better clarifies what is going on with the show, at least as far as ABC is concerned:

    It seems that ABC is wanting to shuffle the schedule around, so we should get more episodes once they decide when to run it in the lineup. Also, it will continue to run in Canada and Britain, so it will make its way to viewers in the States one way or another.

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