ABC Cancels Shondaland Series 'For The People' After Two Seasons
Photo Credit: FOR THE PEOPLE - ABC's "For The People" stars Anna Deavere Smith as Tina Krissman, Ben Shenkman as Roger Gunn, Ben Rappaport as Seth Oliver, Susannah Flood as Kate Littlejohn, Regé-Jean Page as Leonard Knox, Britt Robertson as Sandra Bell, Jasmin Savoy Brown as Allison Adams, Wesam Keesh as Jay Simmons, Hope Davis as Jill Carlan, and Vondie Curtis-Hall as Judge Nicholas Byrne. (ABC/Craig Sjodin)
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ABC Cancels Shondaland Series 'For The People' After Two Seasons

ABC has canceled the Shondaland legal drama, For the People, after two seasons.

One of its stars, Ben Rappaport, confirmed the news on social media.

The show was never a ratings breakout, despite being renewed for a second season last year and premiering to good reviews.

This leaves Grey’s Anatomy, How to Get Away With Murder and Station 19 as the remaining Shondaland dramas on ABC. Shonda Rhimes departed ABC last year for a mega deal at Netflix.

Set in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (a.k.a. “The Mother Court”), the series follows six talented young lawyers working on opposite sides of the law and handling the most high-profile and high-stakes federal cases in the country. These young lawyers will be put to the test both personally and professionally as their lives intersect in and out of America’s most prestigious trial court.

Britt Robertson, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Regé-Jean Page, Anna Deavere Smith, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Hope Davis, Susannah Flood, Rappaport, Wesam Keesh, Charles Michael Davis and Ben Shenkman star.

The series was created by Paul William Davies and executive produced by Rhimes, Betsy Beers and Tom Verica.

The show will wrap its run on May 16.


Photo: ABC/Craig Sjodin

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