ABC has stopped advancing with the proposed split of the family comedy "The Middle "that revolves around the character of Eden Sher Sue Heck.
ABC had been developing "Sue in the City" as a possible follow-up to Warner Bros. TV's "The Middle," which concluded its nine-season career earlier this year. The split was written by the creators of "Middle" DeAnne Heline and Eileen Heisler.
ABC confirmed the decision on Wednesday afternoon.
The decision comes when ABC and other networks are ready to make a series of development decisions for the 2019-20 development cycle. ABC is in the midst of an executive transition, as entertainment president Channing Dungey resigned and will be succeeded by Karey Burke, former programming executive of Freeform and NBC.
Sher's character was the fan's favorite. "Sue in the City" was ready to continue her adventures when she was a young adult after leaving her fictional small town of Orson, Indiana, where "Middle" was established, for a new life in Chicago.