American Crime is no longer paying at ABC: The network has canceled John Ridley’s Emmy-winning anthology drama after three seasons. The series was never a ratings powerhouse for ABC, but its Season 3 ratings were particularly woeful; it wrapped its run on April 30 with an anemic 2 million viewers and a 0.4 demo rating.
Ed Martin: “When critics look back on the most important programs of 2017 two that will undoubtedly rise to the top are ABC’s upcoming limited series When We Rise and the third season of the network’s outstanding franchise American Crime. Both of these programs are passion projects from writers who have been honored with Academy Awards.”
ABC is firming up its midseason plans. The network has scheduled John Ridley’s American Crime and murder-mystery Secrets and Lies while also firming up the season finale date for breakout How to Get Away With Murder.