Defying Gravity Can't Defy Ratings

To the surprise of no-one, ABC seems to have pulled the plug on Defying Gravity. The show was an attempt to marry the soap operatics of Gray's Anatomy with science fiction, and is disappearing rather mysteriously.

Promos for the September 13th episode of the internationally-funded drama about the life and loves of telegenic astronauts called the episode the "season finale." Though the show has completed two more episodes, the closing credits lacked any previews for future episodes. Ratings for the show had consistently fallen throughout its run, ironically, until the last episode, which saw a small uptick to 2.53 million, but the show was also hurt early on by outcry over what was seen as an anti-abortion stance that its lead writer denied.

Additional episodes of the show have already aired in Canada, where the series is expected to run until its intended conclusion.

ABC Cancels 'Defying Gravity' After Only 8 Episodes [Ace Showbiz]