An ABC comedy becomes the first casualty of the season's freshman crop

By Lynette Rice
Updated October 25, 2014 10:30 AM
Credit: John Clifford/ABC

It took longer than usual this fall, but someone finally pulled the trigger on a low-rated show.

ABC was the first to bring the ax down by canceling Manhattan Love Story, a comedy that followed a new couple played by Analeigh Tipton (Crazy Stupid Love) and Jake McDorman (Aquamarine).

Didn’t catch it? You weren’t alone – the comedy that featured the duo dating while engaging in kooky inner monologues with themselves only attracted 2.6 million viewers on Tuesday, which was its fourth and final episode. Moving forward, ABC will fill its Tuesday slot by running a second episode of Selfie.

Still, ABC’s new fall lineup hasn’t fared too badly. The network still boasts this season’s No. 1 new drama in How to Get Away with Murder, starring Viola Davis, and the No. 1 new comedy in black-ish, with Anthony Anderson.

In years past, at least one of the broadcast networks has canceled a show in the first few weeks of the new season, according to Entertainment Weekly. This season, it took a whole month before someone issued a pink slip.

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