Not long after the WGA strike was revealed to have come to an end, it’s been revealed that ABC has cancelled a fan-favorite series. The show lasted for three seasons on the network before getting cancelled.
As noted via Deadline, the hit series Home Economics has been axed altogether, while another series – High Potential – has been moved to fall 2024. The network is also working on a number of other decisions for renewals and pilots.
This is certainly disappointing news for fans. Especially as it looked like Home Economics had the potential to be renewed. As Deadline added, “it was on the bubble for a renewal and there had been some hope that it could return after the Disney-owned network extended the cast options beyond the June 30 deadline.”
For those unfamiliar, the premise for the series, which is produced by Lionsgate and ABC Signature, is as follows:
“The series, inspired by Colton’s real-life experiences, documents the uncomfortable yet heartwarming relationships of three siblings in very different situations: one in the ultra-rich, one in the middle class and one scraping by.”
Home Economics co-creator John Aboud shared a tweet regarding the cancellation on X, formerly known as Twitter, where he thanked everyone involved with the project.
“Will try for a more specific post later,” Aboud starts, “but for now just a quick thank you to our hilarious cast, amazing crew, supportive execs, and lovely viewers. It was a joy to work on @HomeEconABC.” He concludes that his fellow co-creator in addition to himself “will forever be grateful for the experience.”
Will try for a more specific post later, but for now just a quick thank you to our hilarious cast, amazing crew, supportive execs, and lovely viewers. It was a joy to work on @HomeEconABC. @mikecolton and I will forever be grateful for the experience. #HomeEconomics https://t.co/fkri68IDFF
— John Aboud (@jaboud) September 29, 2023
The series stars Topher Grace, Caitlin McGee, Jimmy Tatro, Karla Souza, Sasheer Zamata, Shiloh Bearman, Jordyn Curet, Chloe Jo Rountree, and JeCobi Swain.
Stay tuned to ScreenGeek for any potential updates as we may have them. It’s possible that we’ll see a number of such changes come from networks following the outcome of the WGA strike.