ABC Cancels ‘The Family’ After One Season

As ABC made pickups and renewals on Thursday, it also announced that Joan Allen-fronted rookie drama “The Family” won’t be returning for a second season.

The series, which wraps its run with its finale this Sunday, has been a low-rated performer on Sundays for ABC this spring, though it had shown some signs of life with consistent growth over a stretch of weeks. Season to date, it has averaged a 1.3 rating in adults 18-49 and 4.4 million viewers overall in “live plus-3” estimates from Nielsen.

The thriller followed the return of a politician’s young son who was presumed dead after disappearing over a decade earlier. As the mysterious young man is welcomed back into his family, suspicions emerge — is he really who he says he is?

Allison Pill, Margot Bingham, Zach Gilford, Liam James, Floriana Lima, Madeleine Arthur, Rarmian Newton, Rupert Graves and Andrew McCarthy also star.

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