ABC has officially cancelled freshman comedy Alex, Inc., it was confirmed today by the network.
Debuting to mediocre reviews, Alex, Inc. never managed to find a ratings foothold on ABC. It might not have been helped out by the network’s scheduling, which landed three of its first seven episodes with a repeat lead-in, but the show never showed much signs of life before that. With ABC having tight enough space as it is, fairly high standards for their comedy renewals, and only partial ownership, the show would’ve had to show signs of ratings potential (or generate solid critical word-of-mouth) in order to contend for renewal.
Based on the podcast StartUp from Alex Blumberg and developed for television by Matt Tarses (Scrubs), Alex, Inc. followed radio journalist Alex Schuman (Zach Braff) as he quit his comfortable (but unfulfilling) job in order to start a podcast company. The series chronicled the strain that this decision put on the Schuman family, the difficulties that come with starting a business, and how following his dream made Alex a better dad and husband.
In addition to Braff, Alex, Inc. starred Tiya Sircar (The Good Place), Michael Imperioli (The Sopranos), Hillary Anne Matthews (New Girl), Elisha Henig (Mr. Robot), and Audyssie James (Sesame Street).
The series finale of Alex, Inc. airs Wednesday, May 16th at 8:30 on ABC.