Effective immediately it looks like ABC has cancelled The Nine. I’m a few weeks behind on the show and actually was waiting to see if ABC picked it up before catching up. This is one of those cases where I didn’t think no news was good news.
Personally I liked the show. It had great actors and an interesting premise although I did think the narrative was moving a little too slowly. My one concern with the show was I didn’t see how it would have legs beyond a single season. There was no way for the central mystery of what happened in the bank to be drawn out beyond a year and I’m not sure following the characters for too much longer after that was going to be sufficiently compelling.
It’s too bad though. Another risky serial show cancelled while unoriginal shows like Criminal Minds and the rest of the CBS lineup thrive in the ratings. Fortunately I don’t think this will discourage ABC from taking risks with its programming next season given its success with Lost, Desperate Housewives, Brothers & Sisters, etc.