ABC Family cancels The Middleman

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Some power users here at TV.com are going to be really disappointed. ABC Family's The Middleman, a consistent favorite of some of TV.com's most dedicated users, will not be picked up for a second season. In a press release sent out by ABC Family, the network revealed that the series finale will be made into a graphic novel, dooming the television series.

The graphic novel finale will send The Middleman back to its roots; the show is based on a series of comics created by Javier Grillo-Marxuach (Lost), who also birthed the television series. "The Middleman-The Doomday Armageddon Apocalypse" is set to hit bookshelves this July to coincide with ComicCon International.

The Middleman launched on ABC Family in June, and ran for 12 episodes (the unproduced 13th episode serves as the source for the final graphic novel). In the show, normal girl Wendy Watson (Natalie Morales) gets recruited by a secret organization to aid crime-fighter The Middleman (Matt Keeslar).

ABC Family also announced that the first season of The Middleman will be released on DVD in July.

You will be missed, The Middleman.

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