ABC’s cross-dressing sitcom Work It has been fired.
The series, which received flak months ahead of its debut, premiered to exceptionally low ratings on January 30. Work It’s second episode saw ratings plummet by 20 percent, leading ABC to today announce the cancellation of the series.
“While many of ABC’s positive and groundbreaking portrayals of LGBT people have been critical and popular successes, the public had little interest in this outdated show,” said Herndon Graddick, Senior Director of Programs and Communications at GLAAD. “As a result of this campaign, an important dialogue has been started in Hollywood and mainstream media about the real discrimination faced by transgender people today.”
In addition to the negative reaction from the LGBT community, the show was roundly panned by critics.