Trophy Wife Canceled by ABC: Malin Akerman, Marcia Gay Harden React
Trophy Wife, we hardly knew ya. ABC's critically beloved ensemble sitcom starring Malin Akerman, Marcia Gay Harden, and Bradley Whitford—among others—has been canceled after just one season, Harden revealed via Twitter on Thursday, May 8.
"Thank u 4 watching beloved fans. Parting is such sweet sorrow...@TrophyWifeABC cancelled just hours ago," the Oscar-winning actress tweeted to her nearly 20,000 followers.
Series lead Akerman, who plays the show's titular character, followed soon after, writing: "Thank u all for your loyalty and passion #TrophyWife fans. We had a blast! Sad to see it go but happy to have lifelong family out there. Xx"
Added Michaela Watkins: "#TrophyWife fans are the best fans. MWAH. Best show ever. Soup to nuts."
The comedy—which centers around a man (Whitford), his much-younger wife (Akerman), his two exes (Harden and Watkins), and their children—is indeed well-regarded by both critics and viewers. Its fans are loyal, but not especially numerous. According to TV by the Numbers, Trophy Wife's ratings have been steadily declining since the fall, and hit a new low with its penultimate episode on May 6. (The season finale is set to air May 13.)
ABC has not commented on the comedy's future, but the cast members' tweets are telling enough. Also on the chopping block? Freshman sitcom Mixology, about strangers trying to find love in a bar. "Sad day. Love to all you #Mixology fans," series star Frankie Shaw tweeted. "Keep watching! Great episodes left, esp the finale. xoxoxoxo"