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ABC Cancels ‘Home Economics’ After Three Seasons

Home Economics

One of the last bubble shows to be decided on, the Topher Grace-led “Home Economics” has been cancelled by ABC after three seasons on the air.

The Details

Coming on the heels of the resolution of the WGA-strike, ABC has decided not to renew the family comedy, even though the network had extended the cast options beyond the June 30 deadline.

The writers and SAG-AFTRA actors strikes didn’t help in the decision, but the show’s third season also ranked last in total audiences of five comedies that ABC has aired this TV season.

“Home Economics” aired its third season finale in January of this year. The series was one of just two ABC shows that remained on the bubble, with the other being the spinoff “The Rookie: Feds.”

Home Economics at Disneyland

The Show

“Home Economics” was created by Michael Colton and John Aboud, and was inspired by Colton’s real-life experiences, documenting the uncomfortable yet heartwarming relationships of three siblings in very different situations: one in the ultra-rich, one in the middle class and one scraping by.

Tom (Topher Grace), the oldest, his wife Marina (Karla Souza), and their three children are considered a middle class family.

The middle sibling, Sarah (Caitlin McGee), her wife Denise (Sasheer Zamata), and their two adopted children live in a tiny apartment and are barely scraping by on their meager incomes.

The youngest, Connor (Jimmy Tatro), is very well off financially but unlucky in love, as the series began with him finalizing a divorce.

Also starring are Shiloh Bearman as Gretchen, Jordyn Curet as Shamiah, Chloe Jo Rountree as Camila, JeCobi Swain as Kelvin and Lidia Porto as Lupe.

The third season of the show opened with an episode that found the families visiting Disneyland.

All three seasons are still available to watch on Hulu and