The Hollywood Reporter broke the news last night, saying the network has cancelled the show after only two episodes, due to low ratings.
Gay groups have been against the show even before it aired, claiming it was harmful to transgender people looking for jobs in a workplace that, in many states, can legally discriminate against them. GLAAD and HRC even took out an ad in Variety urging ABC to abort the show before its debut.
“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portrayals of LGBT people have been critical and popular successes, the public had little interest in this outdated show,” said Herndon Graddick, Senior Director of Programs and Communications at GLAAD.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.”
Our thoughts on the show before it aired were: If Work It‘s transphobic, is political action to get it canceled really the answer? Why not let the show be axed due to the low ratings it’s likely to get?
The people have spoken.