ABC cancels ‘Stumptown’ over scheduling issues related to COVID-19


“Stumptown” appears to be the latest entertainment casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

ABC Wednesday canceled the Cobie Smulders drama, which it had renewed for Season 2, due to the network’s timing and scheduling issues for the upcoming season, according to a source with knowledge of the situation but not authorized to speak publicly. The coronavirus pandemic shut down entertainment production in the spring, with Hollywood now slowly resuming filming of scripted shows.

The popular and critically well-received series finished second in USA TODAY’s 23rd annual Save Our Shows poll in May, trailing only “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” in the reader vote favoring series renewal. In June, NBC announced “Zoey’s” would be back for a second season.

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