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ABC yanks Kelsey Grammer comedy ‘Hank’

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That’s 0 and 2 for Kelsey Grammer’s post-'Frasier’ TV career.

After just five episodes had aired, ABC confirmed today that it had canceled ‘Hank,’ the network’s new comedy series starring Grammer as a corporate executive who is let go in a downsizing and forced to spend more time with his family. ‘Hank,’ the weakest performer in ABC’s all-new fall-comedy lineup, had been preempted in recent weeks, and now that hiatus will be permanent.

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Grammer’s last show, Fox’s ‘Back to You,’ lasted just one season.

In ‘Hank’s’ 8 p.m. time slot, ABC will air repeats of its other comedies and holiday specials. The network picked up full seasons of “The Middle,” “Modern Family” and “Cougar Town” last month.

‘Hank’s’ cancellation follows this week’s news that ‘Eastwick’ will not receive a full-season order.

-- Denise Martin


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