The new comedy will not return for a second season.
June 23, 2017
ABC's new comedy Downward Dog has been cancelled. The network's decision comes six episodes into the show's run and just four days before its now-series finale. Co-creators Michael Killen and Samm Hodges broke the news on Twitter this afternoon, writing that the network, which was in support of the show creatively, could not find a way to justify a second season financially.
The half-hour series premiered last month and has been garnering decent ratings and generally-positive feedback from critics. But with the cast's options due to expire in the coming week, its numbers just weren't strong enough for the network to justify bringing the show back.
Downward Dog starred Allison Tolman as a woman attempting to deal with her tumultuous personal life and stressful career. Observing her daily struggles is her increasingly-lonely and philosophical dog Martin, who tells her story from a canine's uniquely unfiltered perspective.
Catch the show's two-part series finale this Tuesday, June 27.
07/19/17 at 09:06pm
I sorry I meant my second post not my first. Last Man Standing was crap this was original.
07/19/17 at 06:33pm
A fun & entertaining show, so of course Disney, you went ahead & cancel it!
Hey, now bring more reality shows: "Dancing with the dead beats Bachelors &/or Bachelorettes" Can't wait!!!
07/15/17 at 11:11pm
I mentally cancelled this show when I saw the previews...watched one episode and immediately knew it was over...that time slot deserves much better
07/14/17 at 02:04am
If ABC can make a solid move by cancelling Last Man Standing, then this dog, no pun intended, stood a great a chance of hanging around. It wasn't so bad after all.
07/13/17 at 03:03pm
If ABC can cancel a great show like Last Man Standing, then this dog, no pun intended, didn't stand a chance. It wasn't bad, it was very bad.
07/08/17 at 10:18am
The concept was a cute idea, but being an animal lover I couldn't get past her leaving that poor dog home alone all day and into the night. It wasn't okay to see how sad he was all the time. Plus the guy who voiced the dog talked like a Kardashian, with every sentence ending like a question.
07/08/17 at 04:10am
I loved this show. Too bad!
07/06/17 at 01:41pm
Why! It seems as soon as a fun, creative, different show comes along it gets cancelled. Sure, let's have more Plastic Housewives of Nowhere drivel. It seems this type of junk is the only thing that has staying power. Thank goodness for Netflix et al.
07/04/17 at 07:42pm
Wow, just heard and can't believe it!!! One of the best tv shows in soo long from abc....and it's cancelled! Cast was awesome and really displayed the emotional connection we have with our dogs. Great promotion for adopting pets from shelters...and being from pgh it was wonderful to see our town as part of this great show!!! ðŸ¶
07/01/17 at 07:44pm
This show was fun and different. Puhleeeeze TV Execs... stop feeding us drivel. You give us a taste of good shows and then take them away too soon. Retreads of 70s shows? Stop the insanity!
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