September 9, 2016
It is being reported that ABC has cancelled Mistresses, opting not to renew the soapy drama for a fifth season. The summer series had just aired its fourth-season finale this past Tuesday. Ratings were mostly solid over the course of its run, though viewership in Seasons 3 and 4 was down somewhat compared to its first two seasons.
The cancellation of Mistresses adds to the list of summer dramas axed by the network in recent years, with programming in the off-season now shifting towards more alternative fare such as retro game show revivals which have been performing well in prime time.