In a devastating turn of events, ABC’s hit show Stumptown has been canceled after its freshman season despite announcements for renewal this May. In an exclusive reported by Deadline, the series faced issues and delays due to the Coronavirus pandemic which led to ABC reversing their decision on the show before it could enter into production.

Sources revealed, “a timing issue related to the production start delays because of the coronavirus pandemic made it impossible for the show to be ready for a fall launch when the network had scheduling needs for the 2020-21 season.” As a result of this, ABC had to drop the show from its

And while not all hope is lost, with the studio planning to shop it around and try to find a new distributor, Stumptown is not alone. Series like The SocietyI’m Not OK With This, and I’m Sorry all faced similar cancellations due to the production shutdowns. With Stumptown canceled from ABC, fans of the show can only hope that another network will pick it up, though, given the state of the industry, that feels like a longshot.

The series is based on the Greg Rucka graphic novel of the same name, starring Cobie Smulders as the veteran P.I. Dex Parios, with Jason Richman as show creator and Rucka on as an executive producer alongside Matthew Southworth, Justin Greenwood, Kristin Newman, Marc Buckland, Ruben Fleischer, David Bernad, David Zabel, and James Griffiths. Also starring in the show is Jake Johnson, Michael Ealy, Cole Sibus, Adrian Martinez, Tantoo Cardinal, and Camryn Manheim.


  1. This is a shame, since Stumptown was one of only a few network series that I found worth following. I get most of my entertainment from streaming services. Sadly, I expect ABC to replace the show with another singing/dancing competition or game show. Hope one of the streaming services or cable networks picks up the show. Of course, I also recommend the graphic novels.

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