ABC Cancels 'Downward Dog' After 1 Season
Ned and Allison Tolman
ABC has canceled comedy series Downward Dog six episodes into its first season.
The news was announced on Twitter by series creators Samm Hodges and Michael Killen who expressed their interest in finding a new home for the show.
"They loved it creatively and really wanted to make more, but couldn't find a financial path to do so," the duo said in a joint statement. "We are deeply personally thankful for them for putting this first season on the air and allowing us to make something really unique and uncompromising."
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"Obviously this is a hard moment, but we're not done," they continued. " The crazy amazing love you the fans have shown for DD combined with the critical response makes us confident that there is a future and we are committed to finding a new home."
Downward Dog starred Allison Tolman as Nan and featured a dog named Martin who would narrate and offer his perspective on Nan's life.
"To all #downwarddog fans, simply put- we wouldn't be us without you. Thanks for getting us. Bark bark," Tolman shared on Twitter.
ABC will broadcast the final two episodes of Downward Dog's first season on Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET.
By Wade Sheridan
Originally published in UPI Entertainment News.