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Reef Break has gone extinct

We have every reason to believe that this was the cast of Reef Break.
We have every reason to believe that this was the cast of Reef Break.
Photo: Craig Sjodin (ABC)

After what we have been assured, by multiple sources, was a full season of being broadcast into the nation’s TVs—like, all of ’em!—ABC has announced the cancellation of its single-season summer series Reef Break. The action-adventure-probably-we’re-really-just-guessing-here show allegedly starred Poppy Montgomery (Without A Trace, Unforgettable, something called Reef Break) as a former thief who works with law enforcement in order to catch other, less-former thieves.

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And, hey: You know things aren’t going great for a show when even the obsessives who fill in your Wikipedia TV episode descriptions give up the ghost halfway through the season. Still, the series—a co-production with France’s M6 network—wasn’t a complete wash; at least a few critics suggested it was a decently fun summer fill-in, and something on the order of two million people tuned into it on Friday nights. But alas it is, now, extinct, with its short-lived existence only underscoring how fleeting all of life’s highs and lows are, from the spiraling heights of our finest arts and poetry, all the way back to a French-American action show about a woman reluctantly solving kayak crimes while soulful pop music plays.

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