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ABC in Talks to Renew ‘Whiskey Cavalier’

Lead-In Support from Norman Lear Sitcom Event on Wednesday Could Give the Freshman Action Dramedy a Reprieve

Sometimes a canceled TV series is not necessarily over. Sources report that the freshman action dramedy “Whiskey Cavalier” is now in talks to return for a second season following the boost by the traditional Nielsen ratings for the final episode of this first season (which was supported by the Norman Lear sitcom specials airing earlier on Wednesday). 

On Wednesday, executive producer Bill Lawrence tweeted: “Tonight: great season finale of #WhiskeyCavalier. Maybe check it out? Make this a ‘season’ finale and not a series finale. Just an idea.”  

Creator David Hemingson also urged fans to tune in to Wednesday night’s season finale in a last-ditch effort to convince the network the show was worth saving. “Tonight is THE night — it’s do or die,” he wrote. “Your #WhiskeyCavalier season finale premieres at 10pm. I know that you’ve heard we’re cancelled, BUT we have one last shot. We need you now more than ever to show your support using #SaveWhiskeyCavalier and tagging @ABCNetwork..

ABC is expected to make a decision on “Whiskey Cavalier” sooner that later. Series stars Scott Foley and Lauren Cohan are reportedly in conversations for other projects. Stay tuned.