'GCB' gets canceled by ABC, cast members chime in
ABC has canceled the freshman comedy "GCB," which debuted in March.
"GCB" is based on Kim Gatlin's 2008 book "Good Christian Bitches." The series stars Leslie Bibb as Amanda Vaughn, a divorced mother and former high school "mean girl" who moves back to her old neighborhood in Dallas.
Her old high school frenemies, led by head "GCB" Carlene Cockburn, played by Kristin Chenoweth, remember how she used to mock them and appear to be hell-bent on ruining her reputation.
The series, which was anticipated to fill the void that will be left by the conclusion of "Desperate Housewives," hit a series low in mid-April after starting out strong.
"[ABC] is literally in a room in NY right now deciding our fate. #GCB #GCBSeason2 #PleaseLord," cast member Jennifer Aspen wrote on Twitter on Friday, May 11, before later announcing, "I'm so sorry to tell you all that #GCB has been cancelled by ABC. #Heartbroken."
"Onstage. Sound check. Bad timing abc. San Fran will get a great show tho!" Kristen Chenoweth wrote on Twitter.
Leslie Bibb Tweeted, "To all u #GCB fans & Amanda lovers, thx 4 the <3. Appreciate it & just wait, we'll get 2 go on a new fun ride somewhere else! #lifeisperfect."
ABC renewed at least 12 shows for next season, including fan favorite "Castle," newcomers "Revenge" and "Once Upon A Time," multiple Emmy winner "Modern Family" and reality series "Dancing With The Stars" and "The Bachelor."
The medical drama "Grey's Anatomy" will return for season 9. The comedy series "Suburgatory," which stars Jeremy Sisto and Jane Levy, has been renewed for a second season, while the sitcom "The Middle," which stars Patricia Heaton, will be entering its fourth. Another scripted comedy show, "Happy Endings" was renewed for season 3.
The reality show "Shark Tank" will return for a fourth season and will receive 22 episodes - about double than in previous years. The show sees entrepreneurs pitching offers to a panel of wealthy investors in a bid to secure investments.
ABC's hit family series "America's Funniest Home Videos" has been approved to return for season 23. Host Tom Bergeron, who also co-hosts "Dancing With The Stars," confirmed the news on his Twitter page.
"Wife Swap" and its celebrity spin-off will also return to ABC. The previous season featured the likes of Gary Busey, Carnie Wilson and Tracy Gold.
It was announced on Thursday that ABC's scripted comedy "Cougar Town" would be making a new home on TBS.
Correction: In the story above, OnTheRedCarpet.com cited a Tweet from "GCB" actress Jennifer Aspen. This version of the article has been updated with its correct posting date - it was posted on May 11, not April 11.