Bad news for Chace Crawford fans. As of December 15th, the American Broadcasting Company show “Blood & Oil” that he starred on, has been cancelled. It was doing well when it first premiered on September 27th ratings wise with a total of 6.36M viewers watching the pilot. But after the first episode, the ratings started dropping continuously, which made the ABC trim down the number of episodes from 13 to 10 in October. This sudden decision of ABC raised questions about the possible cancellation being one of the reasons for the cutting down of the episodes, and the future of the show. Only the few new shows that started airing in 2015 were reduced because of the poor ratings. Joining the soap opera “Blood & Oil” were NBC’s “The Player” and Fox’s “Minority Report.”
Episode 10 of the season finale “The Departures” received only 3.13M viewers. The 30 year old actor’s show isn’t the first show to be cancelled by the network but second, the first to be cancelled was his friend and former Gossip Girl co-star Ed Westwick’s precodural series “Wicked City” after airing only 6 episodes, leaving the remaining two unaired. The cancellation of the new shows, doesn’t mark the end of one’s career. It actually opens up more opportunities for them to work in other shows. Ed and Chace first starred together on the hit TV show “Gossip Girl” that aired for over 6 seasons from October 2014 until December 17, 2012. Westwick hasn’t taken the cancellation to heart, and has moved on from it. He uploaded a number of photos on his Instagram account having a good time with his mates.