If you look at how ABC Family handles many of their shows (including “Pretty Little Liars” or “Switched at Birth”), you generally know whether or not a series is coming back on the air within a pretty short amount time of it wrapping. This has ultimately made the fate of “The Lying Game” and “Bunheads” a little more interesting. Both series have been off the air for over a month now, but there is no confirmation on the future for either party.
What’s the reason for that? According to Deadline, it’s all about ABC Family taking a wait-and-see approach. The network has some new series that are currently set to debut this summer, and executives want to see how they fare before making a decision on some of their other shows. However, the problem with this is that the options for many of the actors (in particular “The Lying Game”) expire within the coming weeks, and they have to find a way to extend them while at the same being unable to really give any reassurances at all that they will be waiting around for an actual job.
The ratings for both shows are what is keeping them on the bubble, but ABC Family, if it cancels the two, runs the risk of putting themselves into a bad situation as the cable network famous for not giving the shows the ending that fans want. The famous example comes via the cancellation of “Make It or Break It” last year just before the characters arrived to the Olympics, which is what many fans were waiting around to see for years.
What do you think: Is there one of these shows in particular that you want to see back on? If you want to read our full review of “The Lying Game” finale, be sure to check out the story over at the link here.