GCB Canceled by ABC

GCBY’all, the GCBs aren’t coming back.

ABC has indeed given GCB the axe after a disappointing first season, according to Deadline. Originally thought of as a Desperate Housewives replacement, GCB had never solidified itself over a 10-episode run following the ABC giant. Ratings had been pretty soft, but considering the incredibly crowded cable landscape, a late start date, and the impending DVD availability, there was a slight hope for more Texas goodness in the future.

GCB became most famous not for its solid performances or brighter-than-the-sun tone, but for the origin of its name, itself taken from the book of the same name. Ratings bounced up once the controversy erupted, but unfortunately, they failed to stay at levels necessary for renewal. It had been one of the most talked about shows on ABC for its Housewives comparisons, but it quickly became apparent that GCB lacked the dark, mysterious tone of their sisters from Wisteria Lane. Instead, it became a slightly goofy but always good hearted satire of religious hypocrisy, basing a lot of its roots in the comedic.

To me, part of the problem stemmed from the fact that GCB was not a 10:00 show. It was too light and fluffy to compete with the likes of Mad Men or The Borgias, not being helped by a weakened Housewives and a week with a Titanic miniseries as a lead-in. Had GCB launched in fall, or at an earlier hour, I think it could have pulled through with one divine renewal of its own.

GCB aired its series finale on May 6th and will be available on DVD this June. Fellow ABC midseason shows Scandal and The River will also be released during the summer.

How do you feel about GCB being c-a-n-c-e-l-l-e-d? Did you get enough closure from the finale? What would you have wanted to happen in a second season?


  1. Bonedwarf May 11, 2012
  2. Pam May 12, 2012
  3. Bubbles May 13, 2012
  4. Morgan May 13, 2012
  5. liz May 13, 2012
  6. Jordan May 14, 2012
  7. Willow May 14, 2012
  8. Marie May 14, 2012
  9. Lisa anderson May 15, 2012
  10. YmmoM6 June 5, 2012

Add Comment

Grant Gustin The Flash
The Flash Television Show Gets the “Honest Trailers” Treatment
Whatever Happened to the Cast of “Angel from Hell?”
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Arslan Senki
Whatever Happened to the Cast of “Witches of East End?”
The Five Best Kevin Costner Movies of his Career
Was There a Good Movie Buried Somewhere in Sony’s ‘Venom?’
Some of The Worst Syfy Movie Rip Offs Ever
What The Cast Of The Addams Family Looks Today
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Christina Evangelista
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Ciaran Hinds
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Leslie David Baker
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Stefanie Woodburn
This is Why Life is Like Dungeons and Dragons
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Marvel’s Carnage
Five Comic Book Characters That Are Better in the Movies Than in the Comics
The Sleep Habits of Your Favorite Superheroes
Five Ways to Watch the NBA Online This Season
The Origin and Controversy Behind the Super Bowl Shuffle
Five Things You Didn’t Know About Mackenzie Dern
Secrets on How Sports Stars Keep Their Fitness Up
Exactly What It Would Look Like if Grand Theft Auto V Were Real Life
All 12 Zodiac Signs Represented by Overwatch Characters
Seven Endless Runners Every Gamer Has To Try At Least Once
Dan Harvey Spent Five Years Building A Minecraft Castle