Those few of us who have been watching the Taye Diggs crime drama "Day Break" might never get to find out why Detective Brett Hopper was stuck living the same day over and over again. ABC announced today that it's canceled the show, effective immediately.
Granted, the announcement isn't a huge surprise. The show, which premiered in November, was a dud in the ratings, and ABC had already announced it would fill the show's time slot with two new comedies starting in January. The last new episode had been scheduled to air Dec. 27.
But I really liked "Day Break," even if — as PopSugar pointed out a while ago — it could get kind of repetitive. It was a show I thought about long after an episode aired, wondering who was out to get Hopper and why.
I'm surprised more people didn't embrace the show — I figured the character-driven mystery would appeal to fans of "Lost", who are used to watching for clues to piece together. Plus, Taye Diggs was intense and engaging as Hopper, who just wanted to get through the day without harming any of the people close to him.
So what happened with "Day Break"? Whether you were rooting for it, you gave up on it, or you boycotted it from the start because ABC aired it instead of "Lost," tell me about it below. I'm hoping the episodes that had already been filmed will surface somewhere eventually, either on DVD or online. Ending in the middle of a mystery is just so unsatisfying.