ABC Cancels John Stamos-Led Members Only Drama Before Premiere

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ABC has decided to deny admission to Members Only.

The drama, which was to star John Stamos, will not join the Alphabet Net’s midseason line-up as originally planned, per The Hollywood Reporter.

Created by Susannah Grant (Erin Brockovich), the series — conceived as an “upstairs/downstairs” look at the goings-on in a tony Connecticut country club — got a straight-to-series order in January.

Stamos was to play the billionaire husband of a character played by Natalie Zea (The Following). The cast also included Betsy Brandt (Breaking Bad), Boris Kodjoe (Undercovers), Luke Mitchell (The Tomorrow People) and Michael Landes (Save Me).

Oscar-nominated film director David O. Russell (American Hustle) originally was attached to write and executive-produce with Grant, but he exited the project in February.

With the pre-debut cancellation, Members Only joins a club that includes Fox’s Hieroglpyh and NBC’s miniseries Emerald City and comedies Mission Control and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (the latter of which recently found new life on Netflix).


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