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ABC Cancels 'The Whole Truth,' Orders More 'No Ordinary Family,' 'Better With You,' 'Detroit 1-8-7'

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 26th 2010 10:30AM
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Well, it was fun while it lasted. ABC has not ordered the back-nine episodes of 'The Whole Truth.' However, the network handed out full season orders to 'No Ordinary Family' and 'Better With You,' and ordered more scripts for 'Brothers & Sisters' and 'Detroit 1-8-7.'

While people involved with 'The Whole Truth' have taken to Twitter with different statements, it's clear that ABC will not be ordering more than the 13 episodes already in production.

Jennifer Wright, assistant to 'Whole Truth' showrunner and creator Tom Donaghy, tweeted, "Fans of #thewholetruth : ABC has not pulled us off the air and we have not stopped writing nor producing new episodes. Keep watching! :)," correcting the Ausiello Files report of a cancellation. While it appears to just be a question of wording, the one thing that is clear is 'The Whole Truth' won't produce more than 13 episodes.

The Maura Tierney/Rob Morrow-driven legal drama averaged 5.3 million viewers on Wed. at 10PM, losing a good chunk of its lead-in 'Cougar Town.' On Nov. 3 a special leading up to the Country Music Awards will air in the 10PM timeslot and on Nov. 10 the actual awards ceremony will air. Co-executive producer KristieAnne Reed said in a Tweet that ABC will air all 13 episodes.

According to Deadline Hollywood, freshman ABC drama 'No Ordinary Family' and comedy 'Better With You' got a back-nine order, while cop drama 'Detroit 1-8-7' only got an additional five episode order. Long-running family drama 'Brothers & Sisters' has received an order for four additional episodes.

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I LOVE Detroit 187 and glad to hear that its coming back for another season. Never was a fan of The Whole Truth and not big on No Ordinary Family either.

May 13 2011 at 11:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I am very happy they are keeping no ordinary family. I can't speak of the other shows because this is the only show that I watch!

April 05 2011 at 10:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I love no ordinary family!!

April 05 2011 at 10:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

detroit 187 is a great show

February 24 2011 at 4:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Nancy Storey

Again, do NOT take Detroit 187 off the air, please!!!!!!!

January 19 2011 at 4:57 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Nancy Storey

Do NOT take Detroit 187 off the air!!!!!!

January 19 2011 at 4:56 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

Really,can't believe The Whole Truth over No Ordinary Family!! Ordinary family is a little too far fetch for me. Hope they change their minds.

October 27 2010 at 3:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
dolce smitty

The Whole Truth is a good show with very talented actors. It just seemed to be a little low key played drama versus the flashy low substance show of Detroit 187. Big mistake ABC.

October 27 2010 at 1:01 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
deborah tanciar

I just love Detroit 187...it's so realistic and shows the real Detroit...the good with the bad....YES, there are good things in Detroit & good people..bad stuff too just like in any other city...they get a bad rap....time to support them & keep this show on...Detroit could get better & better with a little help from our friends!!

October 27 2010 at 6:58 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

The network has to have some imagination TV for kids so I have no problem with No Ordinary Family. I really like The Whole Truth. I agree. Give it a chance to create an audience. There are a lot of bad TV shows out there. This wasn't one of them. Don't like the limited audience? How about changing the night before you drop the show?

October 27 2010 at 12:17 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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