The critically acclaimed Last Resort, one of the best shows of the current tv season, has just been canceled by ABC today (Friday, November 16).
This has been confirmed by creator Shawn Ryan himself on his Twitter account:
Several causes contributed to the demise: it's an expensive show, oriented to male viewers but aired on a female-oriented night (Thursdays) and too early for this kind of show (8 PM). Also, ratings fell from averaging 7.3 million total viewers and a 1.7 in the demo to 5.8 million viewers and a 1.2.
Although ABC ordered two more scripts of the show, it is highly unlikely that those will be done.