ABC’s Manhattan Love Story is no more: The network has canceled the little-seen romantic comedy, the first freshman casualty of the new fall season. Production on the 8:30 p.m. Tuesday show has halted, and no more episodes will air. A previously scheduled Halloween special will air in place of MLS next week, and then, starting November 4, ABC says it will fill the now-dead show’s slot with a second helping of fellow freshman Selfie. MLS debuted to a modest 4.7 million viewers and then continued to bleed viewers each of the four weeks it aired, attracting just 2.6 million this week. (It also got virtually no bump from time-shifting, a sign viewers either had no interest in it or, just as likely, no idea it even existed.) Finally, critics were also harsh on MLS, with Vulture’s Margaret Lyons urging viewers to “run” from the show.
MANHATTAN LOVE STORY - “Gay or British?” - Dana and Peter seem to have reached the perfect relationship balance - they’ve jointly agreed to see other people but not talk about it. But their dating anonymity is all about to change when Dana learns of a long-standing dinner party Amy is hosting at the loft - and the fact Peter is attending and bringing someone else as his date. On a mission to find her own suitable dinner companion, Dana turns to her new handsome and British boss, Tucker, but both Peter and Dana’s evenings do not go as planned, on “Manhattan Love Story” airing TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14 (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET). (ABC/Giovanni Rufino) ANALEIGH TIPTON, JAKE MCDORMAN Photo: Giovanni Rufino/ABC