ABC Pulls "The Nine"
ABC has announced today, in the midst of a holiday weekend, that they are pulling their Wednesday night bank robbery drama "The Nine" effective immediately.
The network has aired only 7 installments of the series which premiered in October (following "Lost") scoring about 13 million viewers for the pilot episode. The drama went on to lose viewers each week it was on the air despite strong critical praise.
After it was reduced to about 8 million viewers, ABC pre-empted the show on November 15 airing the second hour of an extended premiere of the new Taye Diggs series "Day Break" in its place.
Without the strong lead-in of "Dancing with the Stars" and "Lost" the show plummeted even further to catastrophic 4,10 million viewers this week earning instant hiatus.
ABC which, similarly to other networks, is reluctant to use the word "cancellation", will most likely discontinue the production on the series.
Although they have promised to burn off the remaining 6 episodes at some point later in the season (Thursday's "Six Degrees" was given the same treatment) it is not clear when this will happen.
A special edition of "20/20" will take its place on Wednesday, November 29.
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