ABC cancels One Ocean View after two episodes

After broadcasting two of the show’s six episodes, ABC has cancelled One Ocean View, the docusoap that followed people spending time earlier this summer on Fire Island.

The show debuted to low ratings, it dropped to what The Futon Critic describes as “A staggeringly low 2.82 million viewers.” That’s “down 21.88% from its premiere (3.61 million) the week prior.”

As The Futon Critic notes, this marks the fifth reality series that ABC has cancelled this summer. Perhaps whoever’s greenlighting all these shows needs to be cancelled from ABC’s payroll, especially if they’re the one responsible for the return of The Bachelor this fall.

ABC Closes ‘One Ocean View,’ Nixes ‘Boston Legal,’ ‘Lost’ Repeats [The Futon Critic]

The Quest ends its journey stronger than it began

Verlox from The Quest

A review of the finale of summer's best reality series, which wasn't always perfect but was thoroughly entertaining right down to the finish, which included phenomenal challenges and special effects. Will ABC give it a second season?

Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.


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.