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Is 'Pan Am' Canceled? ABC Says No

by Chris Harnick, posted Nov 29th 2011 3:25PM
Pan Am CanceledHas ABC canceled 'Pan Am'? Series star Karine Vanasse sent a vague tweet about the future of the series.

"Well, we received THE call, #PanAm is only coming back for one more episode after Christmas," she said on Twitter. "But up to the end, we'll give it our all!"

The series, set in the 1960s, followed a group of young stewardesses and pilots as they traveled the world as part of Pan American World Airways. Christina Ricci, Margot Robbie, Kelli Garner, Mike Vogel and Michael Mosley round out the cast.

The show debuted to solid numbers, the premiere was watched by more than 11 million viewers, but subsequent episodes dropped sharply in total viewers. The most recent episode was watched by 5.6 million viewers.

ABC left the series off its midseason schedule, replacing it with 'GCB.' The network is still maintaining the show has a shot at a second season. "Pan Am' is not canceled -- it's shooting and airing 14 episodes and is still in contention for next season," a rep for ABC told AOL TV.

"Nothing has changed," another ABC rep said. "We are not canceling 'Pan Am.' We are still in production and will continue to be in production finishing the original 13 episodes plus one more additional one. We have one more original episode this coming week, Dec. 4 and then will return in January with new episodes, airing all of them. 'Pan Am' is still in contention for next season. We won't know about that until our upfront announcement in May."

'Pan Am' is one of two network period dramas to launch in the 2011 season. The other, 'The Playboy Club,' was canceled after three episodes.

UPDATE, 11/30/11: Vanasse now says she was mistaken. "Sorry for the confusion #PanAm fans; there are still 5 new episodes to air until February :)"

Tell us: Will you miss 'Pan Am' if it is indeed canceled?

See what real-life Pan Am stewardesses thought of the show's first episode here!

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Just purchased the Pan Am DVD. It was a fantastic show. Please consider bringing it back.

March 16 2013 at 4:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

just found out my favorite show, pan am, has been cancelled. why??? it was so amazing! everyone loved it, now im stuck watching all the cast of greys anatomy die off o how fun. who's calling the shots over there at ABC? offense intended, you stink at it! people read the comments Pan Am was awesome. cancle something else not Pan Am, o by the way get new writers for greys, its been really stupid since george died. yeah i said it.

August 19 2012 at 12:44 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

PLEASE bring Pan AM back..................I really miss it +1

June 04 2012 at 12:17 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Mariela Contreras

PLEASE i beg Bring Pan Am back :) thank you very much... I don't care if only 1.5 million people watch it- I am part of that one million so BRING IT ON!!! says who.... ME

June 02 2012 at 1:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Karen Jeffers

GCB is a terrible show, after the second episode i had to stop because it wasn't even remotely funny anymore. Pan Am is amazing! bring it back soon!

May 21 2012 at 10:50 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Pan AM is a better show than all the other boring shows ABC has running currently!! And by the way, WTF is GCB?

May 14 2012 at 10:35 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Cathy Wescott

GCB is Good Christian Bi*ches

May 20 2012 at 10:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I can't GCB made it past the first episode. I had to change the channel before I puked.

April 18 2012 at 4:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Please please please come back. I love love love this show.

April 12 2012 at 3:44 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Edward Downey


April 06 2012 at 11:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

PLEASE bring Pan AM back..................I really miss it. I have watched GCB--it sucks and Pan Am was wonderful.
PLEASE, PLEASE PLEASE do something right--get rid of GCB--it is insulting to women!

April 04 2012 at 4:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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