My Generation Gets Dumped by ABC

By Tim Surette

Oct 04, 2010

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Lone Star isn't so alone anymore.

ABC's ensemble drama My Generation was canceled after just two episodes, making it the second broadcast network show to bite the dust since the 2010 fall season kicked off its grand opening just two weeks ago (Fox's Lone Star was the first show to go).

Things weren't looking good for the program after its first episode, which rang in a paltry 1.6 rating among 18-to-49-year olds, a number that spells doom for anything not on The CW. It needed a big bounce back in its second episode, but didn't even come close, posting a 1.1, which is basically a suicide note.

To My Generation characters Anders, Rolly, Steven, Dawn, Brenda, Caroline, Jacqueline, Anders, Kenneth, and The Falcon, may all your stories be wrapped up by fan fiction or schmaltzy graphic novels. And remember, the 20-year reunion is just 10 years away!

Keep track of all of this season's new show cancellations with's Death Watch List.

Will YOU miss My Generation?

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  • DavidJones26 Oct 13, 2010

    After just TWO episodes?!?!?!? I was still trying to figure out if I liked it or not. The show had some potential. I'm sure there is research on it, but just how do you know a show isn't good when it hasn't even had time to find it's place??? Well at least one like this one. Outlaw, as much as I like Jimmy Smits, just didn't work for me as a legal drama. Lone Star, the previews completely turned me off. But the idea behind this one . . . This one needed more time. There was too much character development left on the table. SMH

  • molemann13 Oct 08, 2010

    The acting was supposed to be bad, they were pretending to be real people duh!!!

  • molemann13 Oct 08, 2010

    every f****n time I try to start watching a new show, this happens. ABC doesn't know the first thing about what is good, they have been doing this for many years, maybe they can bring back Flash Forward. How is running last weeks Grey's Anatomy going to bring them higher rankings, already watched it last week, now I am watching another network. Real smart move ABC, maybe I can get a job with them and teach a thing or two about good shows. When shows like the Ghost Whisperer get multiple seasons there is something wrong, guess the key to success is a big rack!!!

  • AmberlieghMar Oct 06, 2010

    I liked this show too. I was wondering why I couldn't find this week's episode. I thought it was an interesting show. Nothing amazingly special, but still good enough to watch. I hate being introduced to characters, getting curious about them, and then they just disappear.

  • KWatt89 Oct 05, 2010

    Great! Hopefully we can get a new Grey's Anatomy Spin-off! = /

    I liked this show.

  • sasou82 Oct 05, 2010

    I liked the show... will definately miss what could have been!

  • Carolee99 Oct 05, 2010

    I watched it and wondered what was going to happen. Yeah I think that is something that fan fiction is going to have to pick up the storylines.

  • SheenaLaBelle Oct 05, 2010

    Not happy about this!!! I really liked the show and was looking forward to the rest of the season. :(

  • xnathaniel Oct 05, 2010

    I agree with the schedule conflict. It's good but it was swallowed whole by its competition.

  • xnathaniel Oct 05, 2010

    I agree with the schedule conflict. It's good but it was swallowed whole by its competition.

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