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[05/18/09 - 10:08 AM]
Samantha Not Making the Cut After All
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- ABC has opted against giving "Samantha Who?" a third season after all.

The series went into the weekend with high hopes to return after producers agreed to slash the show's budget. ABC Studios had hoped to trim as much as $500,000 per episode but couldn't quite reach the proposed number.

That, coupled with ABC's 10 pilot pickups in recent weeks, ultimately led to the show's demise.

The show's seven remaining installments will presumably turn up this summer as repeats are already slated for Fridays at 9:00/8:00c starting June 5.

Donald Todd and Peter Traugott were the executive producers.





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