'Whiskey Cavalier' Canceled at ABC — 6 Questions the Series Left Hanging (PHOTOS)
[Warning: The below contains MAJOR spoilers for the Season 1 finale of Whiskey Cavalier, "Czech Mate."]
Whiskey Cavalier ended on quite the cliffhanger, and while there was originally hope that ABC might decide to bring it back for a second season despite canceling it, it is officially over.
Showrunner David Hemingson announced the sad news on Twitter Friday, telling his followers that the series "has been fully and finally cancelled."
It’s incredibly painful to say goodbye to this show and our extraordinary cast, but knowing that we made something you enjoyed - and that I believe will stand the test of time - makes it all worthwhile. (2) pic.twitter.com/gCb0y4gPuJ
— David Hemingson (@DavidHemingson) May 24, 2019
TVLine had reported Thursday that the dramedy might have gotten a second chance. According to its sources, "talks between ABC and producer Warner Bros. Television are ongoing" and "the odds of the show returning [are] at 50/50." The studio had also looked elsewhere to find it a new home.
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Fans had been calling for it to be saved, just like shows such as Timeless, Lucifer and Brooklyn Nine-Nine have been in recent years, using the hashtag #SaveWhiskeyCavalier as fans of other shows have done following cancelations. Executive producer Bill Lawrence recognized the support and asked his Twitter follows to use the hashtag in messages to ABC.
— Bill Lawrence (@VDOOZER) May 23, 2019
The finale also reached an 11-week high for its 18-49 rating with a 0.7 and 3.8 million tuning in. Unfortunately, that didn't help, though Lawrence did ask his followers on Twitter to watch the finale Wednesday night, suggesting that they could "make this a 'season' finale and not a series finale." When asked about moving to another network, he tweeted, "nope. Looking at our ABC reconsidering. Show streams well (delayed/Hulu) which makes it tricky."
It was a network TV bloodbath, and we still haven't recovered.
And fans were definitely hoping that ABC did choose to renew the dramedy, especially after that season finale. The episode ended with too much unresolved for fans' liking.
So, click through the gallery above for the questions we still need answered and sound off in the comments below with your own.