Can we please get this woman a show that will have some damn staying power??
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Vanessa’s 666 just got shut down:
Freshman dramas Last Resort and 666 Park Avenue will not move forward at ABC.
The network has opted to cancel both underperforming series, despite picking up two additional scripts for both. The two series will get to air all 13 episodes in their original order in their respective Thursday and Sunday time slots.
freshman drama 666 Park Avenue has struggled in the 10 p.m. Sunday slot. The Terry O’Quinn, Vanessa Williams, Dave Annable and Rachael Taylor thriller is averaging only 5 million viewers and a 1.6 rating among the key 18-49 demo. Its most recent hour drew 4 million viewers with a 1.3 demo rating.)
The decision to end the shows after 13 episodes comes after the network picked up two additional scripts for each. ABC brass had hoped that 666 Park Avenue’s soapy undertones would prove a strong fit with last year’s breakout Revenge, but the show failed deliver either the buzz or the viewership.
ABC has not yet determined what will air in either series’ place, as the network has not announced its midseason lineup. The network has comedies How to Live With Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life) and Family Tools in the can for midseason as well as dramas Mistresses, Red Widow and Zero Hour. Already this fall, Lee’s team has granted full-season orders to Nashville, The Neighbors and second-year Shonda Rhimes drama Scandal, while picking up additional scripts for the Reba McEntire freshman comedy Malibu Country and Tim Allen’s Last Man Standing.
Vanessa plays Olivia Duran, an Upper East Side wife of a dark, demonic-connected landlord.
Hopefully she gets a better role with a little more of the bite she had when she was on Desperate Housewives and Ugly Betty.
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