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ABC Cancels Wicked City After Only 3 Episodes

It's one and done for killer drama

Megan Vick

It seems Wicked City is coming to an end. Beginning Nov. 17, ABC will start airing Shark Tank repeats during the murder drama's timeslot on Tuesday nights. Production on the Ed Westwick and Erika Christensen thriller will cease after Episode 8, which is currently shooting, the network announced on Friday.

ABC hasn't revealed if or when the remaining five episodes would air.

While ABC did not officially used the word "canceled," its plug is as good as pulled, making Wicked City the first show of the 2015-16 TV season to be canceled.

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