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ABC Boss Reveals Why The Network Chose To Cancel 'Rebel'

ABC Boss Reveals Why The Network Chose To Cancel 'Rebel'

Earlier this week, ABC made the shocking announcement that they would not be renewing drama series Rebel for a second season.

The decision not only shocked fans, but showrunner Krista Vernoff and star Katey Sagal too.

Now, ABC Boss Craig Erwich is opening up about why Rebel ended up on the chopping block and not in the renewal pile.

Click inside to see what he said about Rebel…

During an interview with Deadline, Craig shared that “just because we are not ordering new seasons does not take anything away from the impact that these shows had creatively or how many fans they have on ABC” of the axed shows, which also include Mixed-ish, and American Housewive.

He elaborated about the decision to let Rebel go.

“Krista Vernoff is not just an amazing talent, she is a valued and beloved part of the Disney family,” he said. “We gave Rebel a really considerable launch and a launch effort. It was a huge priority for us for midseason.”

“One of the advantages of a stable schedule is, you can focus and platform new shows, which Rebel was a beneficiary of Unfortunately, it did not garner the audience that we needed it to do, so we had make that decision,” Craig concluded.

Here’s what Krista said about the show’s cancellation…

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