'Zero Hour' canceled after only three episodes(Read article summary)
'Zero Hour' was canceled after airing three episodes on ABC. 'Zero Hour' was canceled following a season premiere which was the lowest-rated for ABC for a scripted show during the regular TV season ever.
â€śHourâ€ť followed Edwards as Hank Galliston, a man who publishes a magazine based around the paranormal, who must save his wife after sheâ€™s kidnapped and becomes involved in a historical conspiracy. The show premiered Feb. 14 and had aired three episodes so far.
When â€śZeroâ€ť premiered, it was watched by 6.3 million viewers, which was the lowest-rated ABC premiere for a scripted show during the regular TV season ever. The show kept falling, luring in 5.3 million viewers for its second episode and 5 for its third. In its 8 p.m. air time, the show was up against boffo programs like â€śAmerican Idolâ€ť and â€śThe Big Bang Theory,â€ť though, as pointed out by the Huffington Post, it attracted only 5 million viewers on a night when CBS, which is the home of high-rating Thursday comedy â€śThe Big Bang Theory,â€ť wasnâ€™t even airing new episodes.
An ABC spokesperson told the Huffington Post that it hasnâ€™t yet been determined when the remaining episodes of â€śZero Hourâ€ť will air, though the summer is a possibility.
â€śZero Hour has lots of twists and turns that could be worth following,â€ť the Hollywood Reporterâ€™s Tim Goodwin wrote. â€śIt also has the DNA to be laughably badâ€¦ This is your opt-in or opt-out moment. For me, Iâ€™m in. Broadcast television is a graveyard right now.â€ťÂ
Others found the pilot incomprehensible. The Star-Ledger writer Vicki Hyman called the exposition â€śclunkyâ€ť and the dialogue â€ślaughable.â€ť
â€śThe creator has said he'll tell a single story in 13 episodes (we've heard that one before), with a separate mystery unfolding for the second season, if there is one,â€ť she wrote. â€śBased on the pilot, I doubt they'll make it to lunch.â€ť
The slot formerly occupied by â€śZeroâ€ť will be filled by repeats of the business-pitch reality show â€śShark Tank,â€ť according to ABC.