Well, here is something that we definitely did not imagine: The possibility of another season of “Whodunnit?” on ABC. We fought the good fight for the show for a long time, hoping that its improved ratings for the finale, and the fact that it aired at a miserable time Sunday nights at 9:00 against a billion other things, would help to convince executives to give it another go.
Unfortunately, things have not fallen into the show’s lap over the past five or so months. John Saade, the network’s reality chief, was ultimately replaced with Lisa Berger, which immediately cast doubt on the future of a show that Saade helped to bring to TV. Since that time, the radio silence has suggested that ABC really is just trying to draw out the lack of news for so long that people forget about the show, and it is quietly canceled into the night. (Many other shows have suffered the same fate.)
However, the network did not announce a cancellation at TCA last week. Rather, Danielle Turchiano reports (thanks to Reality Blurred for bringing this to our attention) that no decision has been made on the show’s future. Personally, we read this as “if a number of our other new projects fail, we may consider bringing this back.” But, that’s just our take. If the network was really that enthusiastic about giving us more of Giles the Butler and the Whodunnit? Mansion, they would have already renewed the show and started casting.
In the end, no more new episodes is just a shame. While there were some flaws here and there in the strategic portion of the show, the entire premise was fun, and the way contestants were “killed off” was just as fun as anything. It was the closest thing to “The Mole” that we’re going to get in a world without “The Mole” on the air.