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ABC's "The Nine" Taken Hostage During Sweeps

I guess fans of The Nine are going to have to wait for quite some time to find out what exactly happened in that bank.

ABC has announced that it has pulled struggling freshman series The Nine from its schedule, effective immediately. The news comes as the networks complete November sweeps and The Nine has taken an even further ratings hit since Lost disappeared off of ABC's fall schedule a few weeks back.

Despite airing promos for this week's installment of The Nine after Wednesday's episode, ABC has opted to replace the hostage drama with 20/20 this week. Next week, the timeslot will be filled with a new Wednesday edition of Primetime.

According to ABC, The Nine will return later in the season (ostensibly to burn off the remainder of its original 13-episode order), but seeing is believing as the network said the same thing about fellow frosher Six Degrees.

In the meantime, the few fans of The Nine better hope that the producers tied up any loose ends in those 13 produced episodes, should they turn up eventually on DVD.


Anonymous said…
i know you hate this show, but I have really been liking...most of it. So, damn!
Anonymous said…
Was I the only one who was under the impression that this show would have a sci-fi element to it? I was disappointed upon watching it that it wasn't about missing time and mystery but just post traumatic stress and flaccid soap opera storytelling. Instead of pairing LOST with another sci-fi show, they pair it with another flashback show, highlighting the most annoying aspect of LOST. Plus the very idea that viewers would be wringing their hands and asking themselves "WHAT HAPPENED IN THE BANK" is laughable. Um, free toasters? Er, home loans? Hobo camp? Hobo camp.
Anonymous said…
Do what you want with the show, just give me more and MORE Tim Daly.
Anonymous said…
i thought abc's the nine was very different and had alot of good content where people were actually all inter-connected, not like Lost which throws everything at you and never resolves much of anything. bring back the 13 episodes to complete the story
Anonymous said…
ABC needs to bring it back. It wasn't given a chance.
Anonymous said…
Tim Daly made the show. ABC needs to bring it back and air it before lost.
Anonymous said…
I really liked this show. It had it's unique points, that many drama's that have been left on air lack. It also had a great likable cast. It really needed more of a chance. Bring it back ABC!

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