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ABC Cancels ‘Forever,’ ‘Cristela,’ ‘Resurrection’ & ‘The Taste’

ABC has cancelled freshman series “Forever” and “Cristela,” plus sophomore drama “Resurrection” and reality competition “The Taste,” Variety has learned.

The network has renewed all other series on its current slate with the exception of “Last Man Standing,” which still awaits a decision.

Forever” starred Ioan Gruffudd as Dr. Henry Morgan, a medical examiner born in 1779 who studies the dead for criminal cases, truly to solve the mystery of his own immortality. Alana de la Garza, Joel David Moore, Donnie Keshawarz, Lorraine Toussaint and Judd Hirsch also starred. The drama premiered to almost 12 million total viewers in Sept. 2014, and dipped to just under 7 million for its most recent episode this spring.

Cristela” also will not be returning for a second season. The multi-cam comedy was created by standup comedian Cristela Alonzo. Averaging just over 5 million total viewers for its first season, the premiere launched to a total audience of about 6.5 million and wrapped up with roughly 4.7 million.

Resurrection” won’t live to see its third season. The supernatural drama explored when loved dead ones come back to life with no change in age since they died. Omar Epps (“House M.D.”) starred, along with Frances Fisher, Matt Craven, David Kelley, Mark Hildreth, Samaire Armstrong, Landon Gimenez and Kurtwood Smith.

However, the returning slate is full.

Renewed dramas include “Castle,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “How To Get Away With Murder,” “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD,” “Nashville,” “Once Upon A Time,” “Scandal,” “American Crime,” “Secrets and Lies” and “Marvel’s Agent Carter.”

Comedies coming back are “Black-ish,” “Fresh Off The Boat,” “The Goldbergs,” “The Middle,” Modern Family” and “Galavant.”

Unscripted hits “The Bachelor,” “Dancing With the Stars,” “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” “Shark Tank,” “Beyond the Tank,” plus “20/20” were also renewed.

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