That's all she wrote for the new ABC comedy series United We Fall, as the network is pulling the plug on the multi-cam sitcom after just one season. Created by Julius Sharpe, the series was originally slated to premiere in the spring after ABC had given it an eight-episode order. Subsequent delays led to a July 2020 premiere for the show, and about three weeks after the first season's finale, it has now been reported that ABC will not be moving forward with a second season. The Aug. 26 episode "Re-Wedding Crashers" now serves as the series finale.
United We Fall performed well enough with live viewers when the series debuted, scoring over 5 million viewers to become one of the summer's most-watched shows on primetime. Those numbers would gradually fall over the course of the season's eight episodes, and perhaps the downward trend gave ABC little confidence in investing in another season. Its reviews also seem to have fallen well short of expectations, as the short-lived series has an audience score of 33% with a rotten rating of 40% on the Tomatometer at Rotten Tomatoes.
Will Sasso (Mad TV, The Three Stooges) and Chritina Vidal Mitchell (Taina, Training Day) respectively starred in United We Fall as Bill Ryan and Jo Rodriguez, a couple whose lives completely change when Bill's mother Sandy - played by Jane Curtin - moves in with them. Also starring as other members of the extended family were Ella Grace Helton, Guillermo Diaz, Natalie Ceballos, Juan Alfonso, J. R. Villarreal, and Ireland & Sedona Carjaval.
Online, series creator Julius Sharpe addressed the show's cancelation through his Twitter account. In one tweet, Sharpe shares an article of United We Fall getting canceled, adding the tongue-in-cheek caption: "This time cancel culture has finally gone too far!"
In a followup tweet, Sharpe gets a bit more serious to thank those he worked with on the series for making the experience a positive one. "I want to offer the largest thanks humanly possible to the wonderful cast and crew. Most fun I've ever had on set," Sharpe says.
United We Fall may have gotten the boot, but ABC will be bringing back several other comedy shows this fall. Recently, it was revealed by the network that The Conners, The Goldbergs, and Black-ish would all be returning with new episodes on Oct. 21. Additionally, it was also reported that ABC is looking to expand their Black-ish universe even further with another upcoming spinoff. Joining Grown-ish and Mixed-ish as the original show's third spinoff, Old-ish will star Laurence Fishburne and Jenifer Lewis and is currently in the works at ABC.
Still, United We Fall is not alone with this week's bad news, as there are also many other series to be axed this year by ABC after just one season on the network. This includes The Baker and the Beauty, Emergence, and the Kids Say the Darndest Things reboot. Other shows like Schooled, Stumptown, and Bless this Mess were also canceled after their own respective two-season runs. This news comes to us from Variety.