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ABC kills off ‘Dinotopia’

Alphabet has canceled all four of its fall dramas

ABC drama “Dinotopia” has gone extinct.

The Hallmark Entertainment-produced series will depart the airwaves after its final airing Dec. 26. ABC originally ordered 13 segs of the dinosaur thriller, but reduced that order to six after “Dinotopia” bowed to disappointing numbers.

The axing of “Dinotopia” comes a week after ABC halted production on another frosh drama, “MDs.” ABC now has officially pulled the plug on all four of its fall dramas (“Push, Nevada,” “That Was Then,” “MDs” and “Dinotopia”).

“Dinotopia” was based on last season’s ABC miniseries of the same name, which performed well enough to convince Alphabet webheads to give the series version a try in primetime.

Viewers, however, must have gotten their fill of the concept — set in a lost world where humans and dinosaurs live peacefully together — last May.

“Dinotopia” also suffered from a tough timeslot, Thursdays at 8 p.m. ABC premiered two episodes back-to-back on Thanksgiving night, attracting just 5.7 million viewers and a 1.7 rating/5 share among adults 18-49.

The series declined to 4.2 million viewers and a 1.3/3 with adults 18-49 last Thursday, landing in sixth place.

ABC will air college football’s Orange Bowl the following Thursday, Jan. 2. After that, net will stunt with movies at 8 p.m., and plans to revamp Thursday with reality shows in the longer run.

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