ABC hasn’t quite let sleeping dogs lie. Network chief Channing Dungey has defended the cancellation of Downward Dog Season 2.
Speaking to the press, Dungey said the show’s demise was a financial decision, per Post-Gazette:
“There are always parts of this job that are creatively heartbreaking. We very much wanted to do a second season of Downward Dog. We engaged in a series of conversations and ultimately we were not able to make it work financially, which is disappointing because it’s a show that I would have loved to have an opportunity to bring back.”
Despite hopes for a limited run second season, Dungey added:
“We didn’t have the ratings to justify doing a full 13 and we just weren’t able to get there.
On whether Downward Dog could have survived if it had been given the Tuesday time-slot after Fresh Off the Boat, she said:
“I think we made the best choices based on the information we had at the time. You can Monday morning quarterback anything. What does bum me out is I think they had some great ideas for season two and I really love those producers and that cast.”
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