The axe is coming down on several ABC shows as the season comes to a close. Anthology dramas American Crime and Secrets and Lies, along with comedies Dr. Ken and Imaginary Mary, have all been cancelled.
American Crime ran for three seasons and, while it won critical praise and Emmy Awards, the ratings remained very low.
Like American Crime, Secrets and Lies was an anthology, with a new story every season. It ends after just two seasons.
Dr. Ken is done after just two seasons, joining ABC’s Last Man Standing on the cutting room floor. Both were multi-camera comedies, which didn’t quite fit with the network’s single-camera family comedy line-up like Modern Family and Black-ish.
Imaginary Mary was a late mid-season entry and ends after its first season.
ABC will reveal its full line-up for the 2017-2018 TV season on Wednesday, May 17.
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