ABC has pulled the plug on Kelsey Grammer’s sitcom Hank and the drama Eastwick. Five episodes of Hank remain, but there are no plans for the network to air the remaining episodes, opting at the moment to fill the time slot (Wednesday’s at 8:00 p.m.) with comedy repeats and holiday specials.
Eastwick, meanwhile, is expected to finish its current 13-episode run, but the network’s announcement that they won’t order any more episodes beyond that 13-episode order is effectively a cancellation. Eastwick executive producer Maggie Friedman vented her anger and frustration in the announcement:
“I’m pretty furious, too,” vents executive producer Maggie Friedman. “We have such an amazing group of writers and actors — best people I’ve ever worked with. None of us can believe this is really happening.”
“We’re smack in the middle of several insanely juicy stories,” Friedman sighs. “And so we do not get a chance to wrap things up in a bow. Which is killing me.”
Meanwhile, ABC has ordered five additional episodes of The Forgotten.