John Cho's series Selfie canceled
Sadly, not even a Crayon Pop dance party could save John Cho and Karen Gillan's ABC series Selfie. ABC recently announced that the series would be canceled, though it's still unclear how many of the remaining episodes will be aired.
The series, which is a retelling of Pygmalion, features Cho as the stuffy Henry Higgs, who helps Gillan's self-absorbed Eliza Dooley break away from social media to form meaningful relationships. Before the series began, Cho noted that this was a chance to break away from typecasting for Asian-American actors and take on the role of a male romantic lead.
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Unfortunately, in spite of growing chemistry between the leads and a developing ensemble cast dynamic, the series fared poorly in ratings and didn't make the cut for a second season. There was some speculation that the title, combined with poor reviews for the premiere, may have contributed to the show's demise. It follows Manhattan Love Story and A to Z as the most recent fall romcom to get the axe.
Fans of the series were upset to hear the news, and, fittingly, they took to social media to voice their displeasure. They have been using the hashtags #saveSelfie and #SaveSelfieABC in an effort to give the show new life.
What do you think? Did you watch the series? Are you disappointed that it didn't get a longer run? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
Let's watch that Crayon Pop one more time for the road, shall we?