ABC is cleaning up its act, canceling Bless This Mess after two seasons, TVLine has learned.
This season leading out of ABC’s No. 1 comedy (The Conners), Bless This Mess averaged a 0.67 demo rating and 3.6 million total viewers, right on par with its freshman run. Out of the 10 sitcoms ABC aired this TV season, it ranked No. 5 in both measures.
Bless This Mess starred Dax Shepard and Lake Bell as Mike and Rio Levine-Young, a couple that relocates from New York to Nebraska when Mike inherits his great-aunt’s farm. The cast also included David Koechner and Lennon Parham as Beau and Kay, Mike and Rio’s neighbors; JT Neal as Jacob, Rudy and Kay’s son; Ed Begley Jr. as Rudy, who lives in Mike and Rio’s barn; Pam Grier as local sheriff Constance; and Langston Kerman as Constance’s son Brandon.
The comedy’s May 5 season finale, which will now serve as its series finale, revealed that Rio is pregnant with her and Mike’s first baby. This remained a well-kept secret for all of two minutes before half of Bucksnort bombarded the happy couple with well-wishes.
TVLine’s Broadcast TV Renewal Scorecard has been updated to reflect Bless This Mess‘ fate. Your thoughts on ABC’s decision? Drop ’em in a comment below.