This just in: ABC cancels 'Samantha Who?'

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Multiple sources confirm that ABC has pulled the plug on Samantha Who? after two seasons.

The news comes as a bit of a surprise considering ABC and the show’s producers appeared to be close to compromising on a cost-cutting measure that would have shifted the comedy from its current single-camera format to the more traditional (and cheaper) multi-camera model.

On the bright side, at least there will be closure: Per an ABC insider, seven unaired episodes remain in the network’s arsenal and the last one “feels like a series finale.” Of course, there’s no telling when or where those eps will be shown.

You know what comes next: You head to the comments section to bitch slap ABC eulogize the show.

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  • Elizabeth

    BOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • led

      all these shows start off with a bang I loved samantha who one of the best shows on tv not talking hbo or showtime, it was a great show then they started to get to crazy with the writing to into theparent caractors and the show was boring. Bur samatha was great

  • Ashley

    Gah! It was one of my favorite shows!

  • Mike

    Jerks…..she gave them her all and this is how they repay her? She said she thought they would be smart not to cancel and they were smart guys. Guess again Pumpkin. They’re just like the fools at Fox who didnt have the guts to tell you they canceled Married w Children to your faces. And these jokers wonder why no one watches TV any more (same bunch of geniuses who wonder why no one reads the newspapers)

  • caledonia

    yeah, that one was starting to go downhill anyway. (the is-sam-a-racist episode was painful.) the last ep i watched had sam agreeing to go on a date with todd. i prefer to leave it there.

  • Adam

    No surprise, their budget was shot after renewing Scrubs. My opinion they picked the wrong show to save.
    http://tvdonewright.com/2009/05/18/thursday-night-fights-fox-moves-fringe-to-challenge-csi-and-greys/

  • Mel

    Looks like I am down to DWTS (guilty pleasure) and Lost. After Lost is over though, I think that I am done with ABC. So long Losers!!

  • Ashley

    Why does ABC continue to cancel its smartest and best shows? First Pushing Daisies, now Sam Who. I’m starting to wonder how in the world they agreed to keep Lost around (altho, I’m glad they did!)

  • Mira

    So they’ll keep rubbish like “Dancing with the Stars” and other reality show fare, but cancel one of there few series which garnered an Emmy WIN?! And how many nominations?! It’s executives like that who are at fault for losing viewers and critics to cable shows!

  • Jack

    i hate ABC!!!!
    i love this show!!!

  • Kaiulani

    I’m soooo bummed! First Eli Stone, then Dirty Sexy Money and now this!! ABC sucks!

  • SLB

    ABC does s*ck, but i lost interest in this show a long time ago.

  • Manuel Reis

    This is more WTF than the too early renewal of ‘Til Death…
    Wrong move! At least air the leftover episodes!

  • gillian

    But they’re keeping Surviving Suburbia? This sucks. And they renewed Scrubs when every fan has said goodbye. Bad move ABC, BAD MOVE.

  • ars
  • Persio

    Samantha Who is one of the best shows on TV. This is why the major networks keep loosing viewers because they invest their money in cheap reality shows and could give a heck about talent and creative shows like Samantha Who that make me us laugh on every episode. SHAME ON YOU ABC FOR CANCELING SAMANTHA WHO!

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