ABC entertainment president Paul Lee reflected on the network’s decision to torpedo Shawn Ryan‘s Last Resort after just one season of 13 episodes at today’s TCA.
Lee told reporters that while the show skewed well with males, it didn’t reach the desired number of women. “We had a very passionate male audience. We did not connect with women.” he said.
Also on the menu, the demise of 666 Park Avenue which Lee claims “was a surprise to us, because it tracked so well early on in awareness and in intent-to-view.”
As for Revenge, Lee believes the storytelling got too “big” in Season 2 and says series creator Mike Kelley is looking forward to focusing the show around the main characters and their ‘emotional journey’.
Lee remains enthusiastic about Joss Whedon‘s S.H.I.E.L.D. believing it will be very parent-child friendly in a similar vein to the network’s fantasy serial Once Upon A time. Should it go to series, Lee believes S.H.I.E.L.D. could assemble almost anywhere at any time on the schedule, saying “Marvel has the ability to bring the whole family.”
Source: TV Line