A mere month after its season 1 finale, Freeform announced today that it has decided not to renew its Party of Five reboot for a second season.
According to Deadline, the series performed modestly over the course of its one season run.
The show averaged 252,000 total viewers in live and same day viewers, starting with 442,000 for the premiere and gradually losing audience viewership until just to 143,000 viewers tuned in for the finale.
The Party of Five reboot came from the series’ original creators, Chris Keyser and Amy Lipman, but was given an immigration-themed update revolving around the five Acosta children as they learned to navigate daily life struggles and survive as a family unit after their parents were suddenly deported back to Mexico.
Keyser and Lippman also served on the show as executive producers, with Michael Zebede as co-executive producer and writer.
Party of Five starred Brandon Larracuente as Emilio Acosta, Emily Tosta as Lucia Acosta, Niko Guardado as Beto Acosta and Elle Paris Legaspi as Valentina Acosta.
Bichir and Fernanda Urrejola starred as the Acosta parents, Javier and Gloria.
Rodrigo Garcia (Castle, Devious Maids) also served as executive producer and directed the pilot, with Sony TV as the studio.
The original Party of Five series ran on FOX for six seasons from September 12, 1994 to May 3, 2000, and starred a list of actors who would later go on to have big careers in the early 2000s.
That original series centered on the five Salinger siblings who become orphans after their parents were killed in a car accident caused by a drunk driver. The original Party of Five series starred Scott Wolf, Matthew Fox, Neve Campbell and Lacey Chabert as the older Salinger siblings.
The show had a successful run and spawned a short-lived 1999 spinoff called Time of Your Life, headlined by Party of Five co-star Jennifer Love Hewitt.