Despite already being renewed for a second season in May and due to be part of ABC’s fall 2020 schedule, Deadline reports that Colbie Smulders’ Stumptown will not be returning. The show was slated to return to its Wednesday 10 p.m. ET timeslot, which will now be replaced by legal drama For Life.
According to Deadline’s sources, the reversal comes after production start delays due to the Coronavirus pandemic, making it impossible for the show to be ready for a fall schedule. Following in the footsteps of Comedy Central, TBS, and Netflix, all of which have also reversed renewals due to COVID-19, ABC made the decision to cancel Stumptown. Unlike other ABC shows like Grey’s Anatomy and The Good Doctor, which have recently started productions on their upcoming seasons, Stumptown had not yet started production and didn’t have a firm start date.
Stumptown is based on a graphic novel series following veteran Dex Parios and stars Smulders, Jake Johnson, Tantoo Cardinal, Cole Sibus, Adrian Martinez, Camryn Manheim, and Michael Ealy.
You can always return to Stumptown even if ABC isn’t going to as all of season one is available to stream on Hulu.