Confirmed:ABC Cancels Rising Star

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We have learned from MJsBigBlog that ABC has canceled Rising Star and will not be back for a second season.

ABC President, Paul Lee, confirms that the poorly rated singing competition, Rising Star, will not return to the network. “I don’t think were going to be trying [another singing show] for a little bit,” he said although there will be “some really cool [new] reality shows for the summer.”

Remember that ABC has struck out twice in the singing show department. The summer singing show, Duets, featuring Kelly Clarkson as a mentor, fell flat in the summer of 2012. The finale of Rising Star only garnered 0.9/3 demo rating and 3.20 viewers. And those numbers had risen from the week before. Ouch.

Ironically, in a sad and ironic twist of fate, both Duets and Rising Star have ended on a sour note–both had no females left.

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