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.