Canada markets closed
  • S&P/TSX

    20,230.96
    -0.34 (-0.00%)
     
  • S&P 500

    4,223.70
    -22.89 (-0.54%)
     
  • DOW

    34,033.67
    -265.66 (-0.77%)
     
  • CAD/USD

    0.8150
    +0.0004 (+0.04%)
     
  • CRUDE OIL

    71.46
    -0.69 (-0.96%)
     
  • BTC-CAD

    47,212.42
    -2,326.12 (-4.70%)
     
  • CMC Crypto 200

    961.10
    -31.37 (-3.16%)
     
  • GOLD FUTURES

    1,818.80
    -42.60 (-2.29%)
     
  • RUSSELL 2000

    2,314.69
    -5.38 (-0.23%)
     
  • 10-Yr Bond

    1.5690
    +0.0700 (+4.67%)
     
  • NASDAQ futures

    13,925.50
    -55.75 (-0.40%)
     
  • VOLATILITY

    18.15
    +1.13 (+6.64%)
     
  • FTSE

    7,184.95
    +12.47 (+0.17%)
     
  • NIKKEI 225

    29,291.01
    -150.29 (-0.51%)
     
  • CAD/EUR

    0.6791
    +0.0002 (+0.03%)
     

‘American Housewife’ Cast Get Shoutout From Patricia Heaton Over Show’s Cancellation: “It’s Unfair They Don’t Get A Proper Send-off”

·3 min read

In the history of television, there has been one milestone that sets shows apart, hitting the 100-episode mark. The series that make that earn the title of long-running hits and a shot at a long afterlife in off-network syndication and, as of recently, on streaming.

ABC comedy American Housewife hit the 100-episode mark in February. A couple of months later, it was canceled by ABC after five seasons. The cancellation came yesterday, a month and a half after the Season 5 finale, denying the show a sendoff of any kind.

More from Deadline

Following the news of ABC’s decision, American Housewife cast members Diedrich Bader, Meg Donnelly and Season 5 additions Holly Robinson Peete and Giselle Eisenberg lamented the show’s end on Twitter.

The actors got support from Patricia Heaton, who starred on two long-running comedy series that received proper farewells, CBS’ Everybody Loves Raymond and ABC’s The Middle.

“Shoutout to my friends on American Housewife. Great group of hilarious and lovely people,” Heaton wrote. “It’s tough – there are no guarantees, even on a successful, highly- rated show. It’s unfair they don’t get a proper send-off, but that’s showbiz, as they say.”

American Housewife, starring Katy Mixon, was a reliable utility player for ABC, delivering solid ratings in multiple time slots around the schedule. It also was the only ABC scripted series this season to be off by just single-digits vs. last season in both Live+ Same Day adults 18-49 and total viewers vs. double-digit declines for the rest of the network’s portfolio.

This content is not available due to your privacy preferences.
Update your settings here to see it.
This content is not available due to your privacy preferences.
Update your settings here to see it.
This content is not available due to your privacy preferences.
Update your settings here to see it.
This content is not available due to your privacy preferences.
Update your settings here to see it.
This content is not available due to your privacy preferences.
Update your settings here to see it.

Best of Deadline

Sign up for Deadline's Newsletter. For the latest news, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting