The Whole Truth was canceled by ABC on Monday night. ABC canceled The Whole Truth because of low ratings, but they still have a few new episodes that haven’t even aired. Entertainment Weekly reported that co-executive producer KristieAnne Reed confirmed the cancellation of the show on Monday night, nothing that only 13 episodes of the show will be completed. This makes it sound like ABC committed to 13 episodes, so they will all be made, even if there aren’t any plans to air them at this time.
The Whole Truth hasn’t been removed from the ABC fall schedule at this point, meaning that they might let the show run its course in the Wednesday night time slot. What they do after the 13 episodes are over hasn’t been revealed yet, but it also means that ABC could re-schedule the show to be aired on Saturday night or another time where they have an opening in the schedule. ABC will probably make an official announcement about the show at some point this week, but as it stands, The Whole Truth has no future on ABC now.
According to October 21 ratings, The Whole Truth was down to just 4.6 million (estimated) viewers last Wednesday, giving an example of the show struggling in its slot. That was good enough for fourth place, putting ABC behind The Defenders on CBS, Law & Order: Los Angeles on NBC, and the NLCS Game 4 on Fox. The ratings weren’t even close, with the other three networks nearly four million (estimated) viewers ahead of ABC. It is pretty obvious that the network felt the show wasn’t doing well enough to keep on the air, and now we await the final verdict on when the rest of the new episodes will air. As for this Wednesday, it looks like things will stay the same for now.