/// ABC Unveils Midseason Slate, Cancels Betrayal

November 19, 2013  |  Media Week

In a bid to make room for its robust slate of midseason newcomers, ABC on Tuesday effectively canceled one freshman drama and put a second series on hiatus. ABC this afternoon confirmed that its underperforming adultery drama Betrayal will wrap up its 13-episode run on Jan. 19. Through its first eight episodes, the sexed-up serial has averaged just 3.6 million viewers and a 1.0 rating in the 18-49 demo, tying ABC’s now-canceled Lucky 7 as the lowest-rated new drama of the season. (After averaging a meager 2.63 million viewers in its three-episode run, the NBC comedy Welcome to the Family remains the least-watched, lowest-rated new series of 2013-14.) It remains to be seen what ABC will use to plug the hole in its Sunday 10 p.m. time slot, which will be vacant for nearly two months. On March 9, the veteran nighttime soap Revenge will move up an hour, clearing the way for the new supernatural drama Resurrection to take over the 9 p.m. hour. While the clock winds down on Betrayal, the network’s fantasy spinoff Once Upon a Time in Wonderland has been put on ice for an indefinite period. On Dec. 12, the latest inhabitant of the troubled Thursday 8 p.m. slot will go on a winter hiatus, making way for the cooking show The Taste. No return date has been given for Wonderland, although ABC said original episodes will air at some undetermined date and time in the spring. Originally conceived as a limited series, Wonderland is averaging 4.4 million viewers and a 1.2 in the dollar demo

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