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Cancelled: "Freddie," "Hope & Faith" and "Invasion"

kripa.jpgAll of the networks are in the midst of upfronts -- where they have stars of new and returning shows schmoozing press and advertisers, and where some faces are absent -- because they no longer have a place to work.

The Futon Critic says that thee shows are missing from ABC's fall lineup: "Invasion," "Hope & Faith" and "Freddie." Can't say I am all that surprised about the last two, but I guess Kelly Ripa will have to suffer with just one high-paying job for now.

"Freddie" seemed to get fair ratings at the beginning, but I guess it sort of fizzled out. Not sure what was wrong with "Invasion," since it had a plumb post-"Lost" timeslot. All three shows are expected to finish out the season. -- Rachel Cericola

Posted by Rachel Cericola on May 15, 2006 10:38 AM
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I thought "Invasion" had a shot, but the show never seemed to come together. I think the flaw was that it failed to follow the "Lost" playbook: hit 'em with a killer pilot, then explode from there.

-- Posted by: mac at May 15, 2006 12:24 PM

I really liked Invasion! I've lost many hours of sleep postponing work for my classes specifically because I got glued to Invasion.

-- Posted by: Phil at May 15, 2006 12:56 PM

Bummer about "Invasion." The other two are good news, as far as I'm concerned!

-- Posted by: DeAnn at May 15, 2006 3:51 PM

I'm glad to see Hope and Faith finally gone. I can't believe Invasion is gone. The was one of my favorites this season. I enjoyed Freddie but I will really miss Invasion.

-- Posted by: Valerie at May 16, 2006 11:33 AM

Really disappointed in the cancellation of Invasion. Don't watch alot of shows but this one had me hooked. Wish someone would give it new life.

-- Posted by: Amy at May 16, 2006 12:57 PM

Invasion was going nowhere fast and the acting from Fichtner was diabolical. Typical red neck stereotype. Glad its gone.

-- Posted by: Ed at May 16, 2006 3:08 PM

I'm completely devasted about Invasion! ABC never tried to promote this wonderful show! Great acting,great story,great promise!I haven't watched regular TV in years-except for this show-no wonder,huh!Thanks ever so much ABC!

-- Posted by: Margaret Scott at May 16, 2006 10:27 PM

I'm really sad that Invasion has been cancelled. I don't even watch it but now I have to tell my poor friend that it has and she loved the show.

-- Posted by: Liz at May 17, 2006 2:15 AM

I hope some other network picks up Invasion. I just loved that show. It was one of the best shows on television. I'm very sad that it was cancelled. To me it's like the Star Trek thing...exec's heads somewhere else.

-- Posted by: Michael Shaw at May 17, 2006 1:52 PM

I am crushed!! I started watching regular tv again, just so I could tune in every wednesday to see what William Fichtner would be up to. Invasion was riveting and always left me wanting more!!!

-- Posted by: Sherry at May 18, 2006 12:02 AM

I'm devastated Freddie was cancelled - I loved that show more than any other show around - it was laugh out loud funny. ABC really lost points on that decision - you can't put a new show up against American Idol and expect it to get the best ratings - Freddie was never given a fair chance.

-- Posted by: Jessica at May 18, 2006 10:38 AM

I liked invasion too. But what do I know, I also liked surface and sons and daughters. Nothing like getting hooked on 3 shows and striking out! I thought they were all good and had a shot. Well, maybe now I will get off the couch!

-- Posted by: dave at May 19, 2006 12:37 AM

If you want to save invasion, there is a petition at
go sign it!

-- Posted by: dave at May 19, 2006 12:50 AM

hi sorry to hear hope & faith is up for cancellation as it is a family show. it never got a chance bring it back!! we need more comedies like i love lucy...let kelly ripa shine
she is a great comedy actor

-- Posted by: dave at May 19, 2006 2:00 AM


-- Posted by: angie at May 19, 2006 12:22 PM

I'm really upset about Invasion. What a
great show. Great acting and the plot
always had you on the edge of your seat.
Reconsider ABC

-- Posted by: DEBBIE at May 19, 2006 3:22 PM

I'll miss 'Surface' much more than 'Invasion' after having watched both series. SciFi really has a short life span on TV these days.

-- Posted by: kat at May 22, 2006 1:42 AM

Seems like a lot of people are upset about Invasion being canceled, including myself! Seems like there would be more threads saying different if it needs to be canceled? Not sure what's going on!!!

-- Posted by: Candice at May 22, 2006 3:20 PM

I love Freddie Prinze, I wish his show would have been given a fair chance, I will also miss invasion and that yummy Eddie Cibrian.

-- Posted by: at May 22, 2006 4:18 PM

Invasion is lousy. I have seen every episode and NOTHING HAPPENS!!! All hail Lost and 24.

"we're gonna need a bigger boat"

-- Posted by: thinng at May 22, 2006 5:18 PM

Invasion was the best, i love how they keep you at the edge of you seat after each show. ABC pls keep it on, we love it.

-- Posted by: simisola salako at May 24, 2006 7:02 AM

Invasion was the best, i love it.

-- Posted by: simisola salako at May 24, 2006 7:04 AM

Invasion Petition
There is a petition at

-- Posted by: Kathleen at May 24, 2006 10:25 AM

Why did they have to cancel Freddie-- I really thought it was a great show.

-- Posted by: Fela at June 4, 2006 11:49 AM

I am really upset over the cancellation of Invasion. I don't watch much TV, but Invasion was one show I always looked forward to. I hope either ABC changes their mind or an other network picks it up. I am definitely signing the petition.

-- Posted by: Kristy at June 7, 2006 6:15 PM

Sign this petition against cancellation of Invasion. I did!!

Sign this petition against cancellation of Invasion. I love this show! I am very hooked on this show! BRING IT BACK!

-- Posted by: CAROLYN at June 8, 2006 2:27 PM

Help get Invasion back or at least a movie to wrap things up! That was too much of a cliffhanger to perpetrate on so many fans!

-- Posted by: Kelley at June 20, 2006 4:00 PM

I absolutely loved Freddie. This show was hilarious and it was actuallly something my boyfriend would watch with me. It is rare that he likes a show I also like!!! If ABC really cancelled this show then they suck and I will have to stop watching ABC altogether. I will catch General Hospital on Soap Net!!!!

-- Posted by: Tabatha at June 21, 2006 6:11 PM

I didn't like Freddie that much. Looked too much like Friends-lite to me. Too silly. It was crushed against American Idol every week it was on. When 35 million are watching Idol on the other network, they're not watching the other competition.

-- Posted by: Preston at July 28, 2006 5:51 PM

Another Invasion fan here! I'm going to sign both petitions. What's wrong with ABC?
I also watched Surface & would like to see it return.
ABC has even cancelled a summer show after only a couple of weeks. Did anyone here like The One?

-- Posted by: Kat B at August 3, 2006 5:24 AM

Really liked Invasion and Surface. Can`t believe both has been cancelled. There are to many cliffhangers to just end these series. I watched every week just to understand whats happening. What is ABC and NBC doing to all the fans who watch? Please bring them back.

-- Posted by: Brenda B at August 3, 2006 1:17 PM

Invasion, Surface and Freddie - I'm HEARTBROKEN! Like it's been said - you can't just cancel shows with Cliffhangers like that! I was totally into seeing what was going to happen next with Invasion & Surface - even saved their season finales on DVR! So that I can re-watch the cliffhanger and try to figure things out. This is just not fair. Now NBC & ABC can be added to my saddness list - like when FOX cancelled REUNION. BRING IT BACK!!!!!! (I heard once they brought Little House on the Prairie back to life once enough people complained... and we know what an 80's treasure that was)

-- Posted by: Lisa at August 16, 2006 6:29 AM

Invasion was one of the best shows on TV. Great now we get more reality TV. This sucks, bring it back. You know ABC I haven't watched your channel in a long time until you had Lost and Invasion. Looks like you will get one hour out of me instead of two. Lots of luck!

-- Posted by: Rick at August 20, 2006 7:35 PM

Awl, "Hope and Faith" was a great show and will be seriously missed! BRING IT BACK!

-- Posted by: Jennifer at September 8, 2006 11:53 PM

Why did you ABC cancelled my favorite show Freddie? That was a funny show. Please bring back? Thankyou

-- Posted by: John at September 12, 2006 1:31 AM

I too watched invasion, love those Aliens invading earth type of shows, but what really bothers me, is all the time I invested in watching the show and then they leave you hanging and then cancel the show. Doesn't really make you want to take the time to watch a new show does it? Why bother, chances are it will get cancelled before they close the story! Wow ABC sucks!

-- Posted by: Peter at September 12, 2006 10:50 PM


-- Posted by: Belinda Oliver at September 14, 2006 9:33 PM

can't believe you cancelled invasion! I was totally in to that show along with Surface and they are both gone. I feel if it were on another night and an hour earlier then more people would get in to it. Very dissapointing! It is frustrating to really get involved in a show and then it is GONE, without any notice. You can do better than that!

-- Posted by: Brett Boxell at September 19, 2006 6:01 PM

You get us all addicted to a show like INVASION and we never know what happens? But let's add some more crime shows and reality shows or more shows like the original ER. Come one - PUT INVASION BACK ON! Listen to the viewers.

-- Posted by: Sarah at September 21, 2006 1:00 PM


-- Posted by: Leah at September 23, 2006 10:46 AM

It is really sad to see a show like Freddie's cancelled. I will only tune in now to the George Lopez Show and if that goes I can disregard ABC altogether.

-- Posted by: barbie at September 23, 2006 11:38 PM

what is abc thinking ......... they need to bring back invasion ... what is wrong with theses people .......................................

-- Posted by: joannie at September 25, 2006 10:42 PM

what is abc thinking ......... they need to bring back invasion ... what is wrong with theses people .......................................

-- Posted by: russell at September 25, 2006 10:44 PM

I'm not happy with the new fall line-up at ABC. It's so boring. Did they ever think that some people are tired of American Idol? It's not like the singers ever really make it. They need to bring Freddie and George Lopez back. Freddie was actually a funny show and a relief from watching Paul Abdul on crack. Bring the Latinos back!

-- Posted by: Michelle at September 26, 2006 11:17 AM

I Love Invasion, I can't believe that we will never know what happens. PLEEEASE bring it back!!!!!!

-- Posted by: Kelly at September 28, 2006 1:10 PM

Guess I've been living in a closet. WHY would ABC and NBC cancel two great shows? (Invasion and Surface) Those were the only two shows other than Lost and ER that I actually looked forward to seeing. Why can't a network like FX pick them up? I am soooooo tired of reality tv!!!!!!!!!

-- Posted by: Sue at September 28, 2006 9:20 PM

Are you joking? The plot was the most original I have seen on Primetime Tv. How can you say the show didnt go anywhere when every episode gave you another piece to the puzzle unlike Lost? I think its a shame they cancelled Invasion especially after the season finale.

-- Posted by: James at October 1, 2006 5:15 PM

I can't believe ABC cancelled Freddie! My hubby and I loved that show...we were so happy to see a major station gearing somewhat more towards latinos. Man ABC sucks!!! We were really looking forward to the start of the new season!

-- Posted by: Melinda at November 14, 2006 9:48 PM

I can't beleive they cancelled Hope and Faith. What is wrong with these people. It was a fun family show.. I just don't get it......

-- Posted by: Pat at January 3, 2007 12:34 PM

So what if the Hope and Faith is cancelled then why was there an advertisment for new episodes of it a couple of months ago.
Are you just toying with my emotions? I love Hope and Faith and I think it shoould go on for ever!! =D

-- Posted by: x__Mil__x at March 24, 2007 7:20 AM

So what if the Hope and Faith is cancelled then why was there an advertisment for new episodes of it a couple of months ago.
Are you just toying with my emotions? I love Hope and Faith and I think it shoould go on for ever!! =D

-- Posted by: x__Mil__x at March 24, 2007 7:21 AM

Why is everyone sad Invasion got cancelled? Who wants to watch a show where the baddies commit mass murder and the victims are too touchy feely to do anything about it? All we have to do is turn on the nightly news and watch the Dhimmicrats in action.

-- Posted by: Plopped at May 30, 2007 10:23 AM

i am not a sci fi "geek" ...but this show had me totally was like a drug...i HAD to have husband kept wondering why i was shouting "oh my god!" every episode from the living room.... i laughed i was great! BRING IT BACK!!!

-- Posted by: nette at August 14, 2007 10:40 PM


I'm in England. We have a channel called ABC1 which plays selected ABC shows (Hope & Faith, 8 Simple Rules, Rodney, Home Improvement etc). I was gutted when I found out that Hope & Faith had been cancelled.

It is much better than alot of American sitcoms and Kelly Ripa is an excellent comic actress. Bring back Hope & Faith.

P.S It doesn't matter if Megan Fox doesn't want to be a part of it now that shw is a 'hollywood actress', she wasn't very good in it anyway!!!

-- Posted by: Alan at September 7, 2007 11:03 AM

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