It’s now been made official. Zap2It has confirmed that Fox has cancelled the OC. This Thursday is the beginning of the end for the show with a finale date set for February 22nd.
It’s not quite a surprise given that it was only renewed for 16 episodes and was scheduled against CSI and Grey’s Anatomy. The unfortunate thing is that this season the show has actually had a return to form after the horrible season 3. It’s amazing what getting rid of Marissa, who was frankly just depressing to watch, did to lighten characters like Ryan. Replacing her with the complete opposite in Taylor and adding in my favourite Everwood refugee Bright didn’t hurt either.
But alas, it’s coming to an end and hopefully this announcement gives Josh Schwartz the opportunity to bring the show to a conclusion that it truly deserves.