ABC has decided not to pick up back-nine orders for freshman series' Last Resort and 666 Park Avenue. Both shows will continue to air in their regular time slots until their 13-episode orders have run through.
Last Resort, created by Shawn Ryan (The Shield) and Karl Gajdusek, had never created the ratings foothold the network was hoping for in the Thursday 8 PM time slot, going up against heavy hitters such as The X Factor and The Big Bang Theory. Last night's episode dropped slightly to a 1.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic, with 5.8 million viewers overall.
666 Park Avenue also struggled in its time slot, airing on Sunday nights at 10 PM against mainstays such as The Mentalist. The last episode pulled a 1.3 rating in 18-49, with 4 million viewers tuning in.