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The bloodbath of TV cancellation season isn’t quite over yet. Variety reports that NBC has announced the cancellation of three freshman series: Abby’s, The Enemy Within, and The Village.

In the likely occurrence that these series are unfamiliar to you: The Village appeared to try to grab some momentum from hit sentimental drama This Is Us by exploring the lives of close-knit neighbors in a New York apartment building. Abby’s was also similar to another NBC show—Cheers—by centering around a bar, although it changed things up by actually filming outside in lieu of a soundstage, as the series’ main character was running a bar out of her backyard. And The Enemy Within, says Variety, was a “character-based psychological thriller” in drama which an FBI agent has to work alongside a traitorous former CIA operative “to help track down a fiercely dangerous and elusive criminal she knew all too well.” It wasn’t even the only FBI/CIA mashup to be cancelled this season; ABC gave the similarly themed but lighter-hearted Whiskey Cavalier the final ax last week.


Perhaps the upcoming TV season will include fewer derivative programs, but the way these broadcast seasons usually go, we kinda doubt it.

Gwen Ihnat is the Editorial Coordinator for The A.V. Club.

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