It’s been confirmed, by more than one news source, that ABC’s former hit espionage/intrigue series has been cancelled. Jennifer Garner can now devote herself to raising her new baby after the big Alias finale that’s been promised to the fans of the show.
The cancellation should come as no surprise after ABC’s insane decision to move Alias to Thursday nights at 8pm against CBS juggernaut Survivor: Guatemala.
I complained about the move at the beginning of the season, knowing full well that the move was a death knell for the spy drama. I hate when I’m right about something like this.
There is a bit of good news to all of this, though: Alias will temporarily move to Wednesdays for a couple of weeks before taking little break. The show will air following Lost at 10pm.
Not scheduled to air for the remainder of November sweeps, Alias will return with new episodes in December, before taking an eight-week break starting in January–the better to allow Garner, due to deliver her and husband Ben Affleck’s first child any week now, some down time. The show will return in March and run through the end of the season.
I’m sorry to see Alias go. It was smart, sexy, cool, and wild and one of the most intriguing spy shows since The Avengers.
Anyone wishing to shower me with gifts for the holidays can send me Alias DVDs. I’m just saying.
And, while “I’m just saying”, to the programmers at ABC: Bite me.