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ABC cancels 'The Neighbors,' 'Super Fun Night,' 'Suburgatory'

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ABC cleans house, canceling comedies 'Super Fun Night,' 'The Neighbors,' 'Suburgatory'
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Fourth-place network ABC continued to clean house Friday, canceling the comedies "Suburgatory," "Super Fun Night" and "The Neighbors." 

When it was announced last year that Rebel Wilson would bring her edgy humor to ABC in "Super Fun Night," hopes were high, but the comedy from executive producer Conan O'Brien failed to impress critics or viewers. 

Despite opening strong last fall with its post-"Modern Family" slot, the show steadily lost steam. The writing was on the wall when the network failed to give it a full-season order -- leaving its episode count at 17 -- and left it to burn out on Tuesdays. Its finale was watched by just 3 million viewers. 

ABC has also axed "The Neighbors" after two seasons. The quirky sitcom -- not to be confused with "Neighbors," the Seth Rogen-Zac Efron comedy opening in theaters this weekend -- takes place in a suburban gated community that happens to be occupied by aliens from a planet named Zabvron. Its most recent Friday-night episode brought in 4 million viewers.

ABC also lowered the boom on "Suburgatory" after three seasons. The sitcom followed a single dad who relocates with his teenage daughter from New York City to the suburbs, only to discover that life in the 'burbs is far from perfect.

Though it airs between "The Middle" and "Modern Family" and has received strong reviews, the series failed to generate a substantial audience. This week, it brought in just under 5 million viewers.

The shows join the network's other axed series "Trophy Wife" and "Mixology" to add to what has been a rough year for the Disney-owned network. 

 


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