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ABC Cancels 'Stumptown' After One Season

Updated: Sep 17, 2020

The network pulled the plug due to COVID-19 after originally ordering Season 2.

'Stumptown' [ABC]

ABC has cancelled Stumptown after just one season. The network cited issues related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as the reason for the cancellation. The Cobie Smulders-led drama was renewed for a second season back in May, but the network reversed the decision this week.

The studio that produces the show - ABC Signature - will be shopping Stumptown to other networks and streaming services.

Stumptown was based on the series of graphic novels of the same name. In the show, Smulders played P.I. Dex Parios, a “strong, assertive, and sharp-witted army veteran with a complicated love life, gambling debt, and a brother to take care of in Portland, Oregon.”

In addition to show anchor Smulders (Avengers franchise, How I Met Your Mother, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back), Stumptown also starred Michael Ealy (Barbershop, The Intruder, Being Mary Jane) and Critic's Choice Award winner Jake Johnson (New Girl, Let's Be Cops, Jurassic World).

- Matt Bishop


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