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ABC Cancels 'Wicked City' After Three Episodes

The cast of ABC's "Wicked City" which was axed by the network after lackluster ratings over three weeks (Phto by ABC).

LOS ANGELES - "Wicked City" has become the first new series to be canceled after miniscule ratings for its premiere which was followed by even smaller ratings for its next two episodes, prompting ABC to cut its losses and dump the fledgeling series after just three weeks.

Wicked City‘s ratings steep drop has been the worst decline of any other new series, earning 0.9, 0.7, 0.4 ratings in quick succession which likely shows a general dissatisfaction with the show’s premise of a rash of murders in 1980s Los Angeles. The 0.4 18-49 rating was the lowest figurefor a Big 4 networks original programming broadcast so far this fall and was the lowest-rated program on any English-language broadcast network on Tuesday night.

"Wicked City" is just the latest show to be cancelled in the unlucky Tuesday night slot for the network. Other past casualties include "Lucky 7," "Killer Women" and "Mind Games."

"Wicked City" starred Jeremy Sisto, Taissa Farmiga, Gabriel Luna, Jamie Ray Newman, Evan Ross and Ed Westwick. It was produced by John Cassar, Steven Baigelman, Mick Betancourt, Ashley Gable, David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman.

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