‘Hank’ Out, ‘Modern Family’ Reruns In
ABC on Wednesday canceled “Hank,” the Kelsey Grammer-led series about a downsized chief executive taking up a frugal new life in the country.
Though that premise is seemingly in tune with the times, the series has been losing viewers, drawing an audience of only about 5 million people recently, well below its average of 6.6 million through five episodes, according to Nielsen. (That audience is still bigger than the 5.2 million that NBC’s “Parks & Recreation” has drawn this season.)
ABC will replace “Hank” with repeats of “Modern Family” over the next three weeks, although the network has five unaired episodes of “Hank” that it can use later to fill spots on its schedule.