ABC Cancels ‘Mistresses’

ABC drama Mistresses won’t be returning, confirmed ABC, following its fourth season finale.

The show debuted in 2013. Karen Kim and April Malloy are in the cast; Kim’s character was killed off in the finale.

ABC did not comment, other than a spokesperson confirming that there would not be a season five. Based on the UK series of the same name, Mistresses is centered on the “scandalous lives of a sexy and sassy group of four girlfriends,” according to ABC, “each on her own path to self-discovery.”

The finale Sept. 5 rated a 0.5 in viewers 18-49, according to Nielsen.

Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.