Though not terribly surprising, we’re learning tonight that ABC has gone ahead and cancelled The Muppets, Agent Carter and Castle. The writing had been on the wall for some time now for all three shows, especially for Marvel’s small-screen venture, which only lasted two seasons.
The spinoff took place after the events of Captain America: Civil War and focused on the titular hero, a secret agent in 1940s America. Co-starring Dominic Cooper and James D’Arcy, Agent Carter stumbled almost right out of the gate with a mediocre rookie outing. Season 2 tried to shake things up by moving the action to Los Angeles, and while it did improve considerably, it seems that it still wasn’t enough to warrant a third season.
As for Castle, the cancellation comes as a bit more of a shock but after hearing about the trouble with star Stana Katic earlier this year, and rumors about some of the cast members not being able to reach a deal with the studio, a renewal seemed unlikely.
Finally, The Muppets only made it to one season, with the revival comedy never really able to strike much of a chord with audiences. We enjoyed it quite a bit, but due to low ratings ABC decided not to bring it back, leaving the big screen as the only place that we’ll be seeing the characters again. For now, at least.
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