As ABC Cancels Wicked City, Here Are the First Prime-Time Casualties Each Fall Since 2000

Broadcast's May upfronts are a bit like spring training for baseball: the upcoming TV season is full of possibilities, and every new show trotted out for the fall is a potential hit. But as the new season begins in September, reality harshly sets in, as at least one new show provides so radioactive to audiences and advertisers that it must be excised after as little as two or three episodes on the air. It took several weeks longer than usual, but this year’s first canceled series was finally determined tonight: ABC’s Wicked City is no more, lasting just three weeks in its 10 p.m. Tuesday time slot.

@jasonlynch Jason Lynch is TV Editor at Adweek, overseeing trends, technology, personalities and programming across broadcast, cable and streaming video.