As ABC gears up for Joss Whedon’s S.H.I.E.L.D. series, another series with a similar premise has been put out to pasture.
According to Deadline, ABC has shelved the proposed summer series Weird Desk, which looked like a cross between X-Files and the short-lived Freakylinks. According to reports, ABC say the premise for both shows was too similar.
Weird Desk would’ve followed the paranormal investigation division of a clandestine organization, and had apparently garnered some positive buzz behind the scenes at the network. The show has been kicking around ABC for a while now, so there’s still a chance it could eventually see the light of day. But TV shows don’t typically get a second chance, so it’s gone from a long shot to a very long shot.
The series had been given a 13 episode order last week, but it appears it won’t ever see the light of day.