Agent Carter needs to find a new job. Yes, while Peggy Carter is good at the whole secret agent thing, apparently ABC no longer requires her services. News came yesterday that ABC has canceled the Marvel series starting Hayley Atwell after two critically acclaimed seasons that nobody seems to have watched.
I’m sort of ashamed to admit that I’m among those who have never watched Agent Carter. Not because the show doesn’t interest me, but because there are so many other shows that compete for my time. I honestly just never got around to sitting down and watching an episode. I’m sure I’ll catch up eventually via Netflix though.
But that’s not all! ABC also canceled Castle after an eight-season run. Eight years with Nathan Fillion on our TVs has been a very good thing, but after it was announced that Stana Katic would not be returning for the show’s ninth season, I’m not terribly surprised by this move. Who seriously thought that the show could continue without Beckett? And if we’re being honest, it’s pretty clear that the show has not been as good over the past few seasons as it was in the early days. It was still good, just not as good.
And finally, it’s time to stop the music and turn off the lights because The Muppets are done. The modern-day, adult-themed, Office-esque franchise reboot featuring the beloved characters was heavily promoted last year, but seemed to fall flat right out of the gate as it drew the ire of parents groups and other critics for not being family friendly enough. Despite replacing the show-runner halfway through the season, The Muppets never seemed to find the audience that it was looking for, and as a result, was yanked off our televisions like a horrible vaudeville performer would have been yanked off the stage.
What are your thoughts on ABC canceling these shows? Were they right to do so? Will you miss them? Let us know.