Has ‘Pan Am’ Suffered The Same Fate As ‘Community’?
Pan Am, ABC’s stewardess drama, didn’t exactly light up the ratings the way the network would have liked it to, and so as these things go, ABC has decided to air just one episode between now and Christmas, with the remaining episodes airing in January.
One of the show’s stars, Karine Vanasse, tweeted "Well, we received THE call, #PanAm is only coming back for one more episode after Christmas. But up to the end, we’ll give it our all." Within a couple of hours, ABC had already begun damage control, stating the show had five more episodes to air before February, according to this article in the Washington Post. Beyond that, the future of the show is uncertain.
This shouldn’t come as a huge suprise. After a massive promotional push in September, the show simply failed to catch on. Critics had already seen the show before (with many stating the obvious – that it’s basically Mad Men in an airplane) and despite a strong start it, became apparent that viewers weren’t exactly clamoring for a show about stewardesses, despite the appearance of much-loved Christina Ricci and a gaggle of equally beautiful actresses.