ABC has recently announced the cancellation of the TV comedy Home Economics, which was one of the two shows from the network’s 2022-23 slate that were still in limbo, after three seasons. Additionally, they have pushed their crime drama High Potential starring actress Kaitlin Olson to a fall 2024 debut instead of its original scheduled release this season.
‘Home Economics’: Nielsen Ratings & Synopsis
Home Economics had the least Nielsen-measured audience of the five ABC comedies that aired from September to May in 2022-23. Over seven days, it attracted 2.92 million viewers per episode on average and a 0.55 rating in the essential ad demographic of adults 18-49 (numbers do not include streaming). The show was created by ABC Signature and Lionsgate Television and follows three adult siblings (Topher Grace, Caitlin McGee, and Jimmy Tatro) and their families
. ABC’s official description for the series reads:
“Home Economics takes a look at the heartwarming yet super uncomfortable and sometimes frustrating relationship between three adult siblings: one in the 1%, one middle-class and one barely holding on. The comedy is inspired by the life of writer and executive producer Michael Colton. The series stars Topher Grace as Tom, Caitlin McGee as Sarah, Jimmy Tatro as Connor, Karla Souza as Marina, and Sasheer Zamata as Denise. Also starring is Shiloh Bearman as Gretchen, Jordyn Curet as Shamiah, Chloe Jo Rountree as Camila and JeCobi Swain as Kelvin.”ABC
What do we know about ABC’s ‘High Potential’?
High Potential was the only new series ordered by ABC during its upfronts in May. The drama, based on a French show, stars Olson as a single mother with an outstanding mind whose uncommon flair for solving crimes leads to an unusual and unstoppable cooperation with a by-the-book seasoned detective (Daniel Sunjata).
Other cast members include Javicia Leslie, Deniz Akdeniz, Amirah J, Matthew Lamb, and Judy Reyes. It was originally meant to be released this season but now will be debuting next year.