Last Resort


last-resort-abc-cancelledStatus: Cancelled
Aired: 2012-13 (1 Season Totaling 13 Episodes)
Network: ABC
Starring: Andre Braugher, Scott Speedman, Daisy Betts, Camille De Pazzis, Dichen Lachman, Daniel Lissing, Sahr Ngaujah, Autumn Reeser

Description: A US sub picks up Navy SEALs and receives an order for a nuke launch. Due to the circumstances of the order, the Captain refuses to fire. After escaping an attack from another US sub, the crew and SEALs take refuge on a small island.

Why Was It Cancelled? This series had rough waters ahead of it going into its first season as ABC scheduled it in the Thursday 8 PM EST timeslot that had been a difficult hour for them for some time. Last Resort’s arc-heavy, adult drama did not fit well in that timeslot and it also suffered from the perception that its premise was better fit for a limited than ongoing series (it did have a story arc that would have kept it afloat, but that was not emphasized early on). Not surprisingly, the series sunk quickly in the ratings and ABC issued it a pretty swift cancellation. But that decision came soon enough that the series producers were able to revise the final episode and provide the show with some sense of resolution.

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