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ABC Cancels 'Hank' -- Kelsey Grammer Downsized (Again)

by Allyssa Lee, posted Nov 11th 2009 4:43PM
Is it life imitating art or art imitating life? After disappointing ratings and even worse reviews, ABC has decided to pull the plug on the Kelsey Grammer sitcom 'Hank.'

Ironically, the show itself was about a hot-shot New York City CEO (Grammer) who, after being laid off, is forced to downsize his family to his hometown in Virginia. Grammer, best known for his Emmy-winning role as uptight psychiatrist Frasier Crane in both 'Cheers' and 'Frasier,' had another short-lived sitcom, 'Back to You,' that was canceled by Fox in 2008.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the network has no immediate plans to air the remaining five episodes, and instead will air comedy repeats and holiday specials in the sitcom's Wednesday at 8PM slot.

The three other new half-hour comedies in ABC's Wednesday night lineup -- 'The Middle,' 'Modern Family,' and 'Cougar Town' -- have all received full-season pickups.Is it life imitating art or art imitating life? After disappointing ratings and even worse reviews, ABC has decided to pull the plug on the Kelsey Grammer sitcom 'Hank.'

Ironically, the show itself was about a hot-shot New York City CEO (Grammer) who, after being laid off, is forced to downsize his family to his hometown in Virginia. Grammer, best known for his Emmy-winning role as uptight psychiatrist Frasier Crane in both 'Cheers' and 'Frasier,' had another short-lived sitcom, 'Back to You,' that was canceled by Fox in 2008.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the network has no immediate plans to air the remaining five episodes, and instead will air comedy repeats and holiday specials in the sitcom's Wednesday at 8PM slot.

The three other new half-hour comedies in ABC's Wednesday night lineup -- 'The Middle,' 'Modern Family,' and 'Cougar Town' -- have all received full-season pickups.

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