Stumptown is cancelled and the fans aren’t happy about it one bit. Let’s explain why the show was cut short despite earlier news of renewal.

It has been a terrible year for a wealth of reasons. However, it has been made a little bit easier courtesy of some great television.

After all, 2020 still gave us Tiger King!

We’ve seen a variety of terrific new shows make their way to screens so far this year, as well as the return of some fond favourites.

The lockdown period meant that many of us had more time on our hands and the emergence of new shows and seasons helped fend off boredom for the most part.

Nevertheless, it has still been a tragic year for TV enthusiasts thanks to the cancellation of some gems.

As highlighted by TV Insider, we’ve seen the likes of Drunk History, Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Arrow, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Criminal Minds, Vikings, BoJack Horseman, Ray Donovan and The Purge cancelled.

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We could go on, but the spotlight is firmly on Stumptown right now…

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Why was Stumptown cancelled?

  • Stumptown was cancelled due to production delays, which meant that the new season wouldn’t be ready in time for launch.

This news comes from Deadline, which highlights that sources have expressed that ABC had scheduling needs for 2020 that Stumptown wouldn’t be able to meet.

Essentially, delays as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic meant that the network felt no choice but to pull the plug on season 2, which had been confirmed earlier.

However, Deadline does include that sources suggest ABC are planning to shop the series around in hopes of finding it a new home. Whether this will be the case remains to be seen.

The previous source addresses that filming on season 2 – which takes place in Los Angeles – hadn’t begun yet and that the crew didn’t have a concrete date as to when they could start production.

Explaining the impact of the delays, they note that interference meant that new Stumptown episodes wouldn’t have been ready to go until April, the end of the broadcast season.

As a result, cancellation cut the series short.

It isn’t the only show to have the plug pulled as a result of COVID-19, with Deadline also citing The Society, I’m Not Okay With This and I’m Sorry.

The fans are gutted!

Obviously, the fans of the aforementioned cancelled shows have all rallied since the news to express their annoyance.

Twitter has seen many people voice their upset and this has again been the case for Stumptown enthusiasts.

Check out a selection of tweets:

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