JJJ just barely caught this, since it was at the edge of a pickup announcement — but it seems that ABC Family is letting go of Lincoln Heights.
The series, which debuted in 2006 and starred Russell Hornsby, Erica Hubbard and Rhyon Brown, followed an LA police officer and his family as he uprooted them from the suburbs to the inner-city where he grew up.
Robert Adamson, who you may remember from Princess Protection Program and a guest stint on Sonny with a Chance, played Charles on the show. He posted on his Twitter about the cancellation: “I haven’t posted my thoughts about the recent cancellation of Lincoln Heights, simply because I haven’t really known what to say. I am at peace with it. All good things must come to an end and Lincoln Heights was a great thing. I was given a character of real depth and purpose, not simply a pawn or tool to push a storyline or agenda. You have no idea how rare that is for a man of my age. I believe the story has been told. It was told with passion, vigor, and with the committed convictions of the writers. They were all unique with a dedicted voice.”
He continued, “I only ever wanted to be truthful in my portrayal of Charles, because I have so much respect for the hardworking cast and crew. I learned much. I’m sure there are those out there who are disappointed with ABC Family’s decision to pull the show. Don’t be. TV/Film Entertainment is a business. The show is and will remain a success. Love, Robert Adamson (Charles Antoni).”
Still, the show was nominated for two 2010 NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Directing in a Dramatic Series for the episode “Aftershock.” Here’s hoping they win one of those!
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