ABC cancels Buy it Now after eBay pulls out

ABC’s Buy it Now–a “feel-good series will help families realize one of their most meaningful dreams by putting a variety of prized possessions up for auction on eBay,” according to a press release–has been cancelled.

The series was to begin airing twice a week starting July 31. But production on the show will not happen, and thus the show will not air. That’s because “eBay ultimately passed on getting involved with the show,” Variety reports.

As Variety notes, “This marks the second time an eBay-related show was announced, but ultimately didn’t come to fruition. Sony Pictures TV spent several years developing a syndicated show tied to the auction site, bringing the show to NATPE in 2004,” but that show was never picked up.

ABC cancels ‘Buy It’ [Variety]

Frankie leads Big Brother's parade of delusion

Frankie on Big Brother

Heading into the finale, the delusion continues, with a re-appearance by evicted Frankie.

Related: The unwatchable cast of Fox's Utopia keeps yelling and screaming.


Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

about the writer

Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.