Reports of the demise of “Defying Gravity” appear to be greatly exaggerated.
Several news outlets (including Slice of SciFi) reported yesterday that ABC had canceled the series. That appears to not be the case.
The series is produced internationally and was picked up for U.S. broadcast on ABC. The alphabet network began the show late in the summer season and logistically would not have been able to show all 13 episodes before the return of the regular fall season.
New episodes are still in production and could be shown on ABC at some point in the future. A network spokesperson said the network is mulling over its options now.
Whether this means U.S. fans will get to see the final five episodes of the year on ABC is still up in the air. It also doesn’t rule out that the series could be purchased by another network or cable outlet to air the remaining episodes and possible future seasons.