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Streaming Giant Netflix In ‘Preliminary Talks’ with ABC For ‘The River’ Pickup

By on March 22, 2012
Joe Anderson and Leslie Hope in The River. Image © ABC Television Network

Joe Anderson and Leslie Hope in The River. Image © ABC Television Network

ABC’s ratings-challenged The River may yet find a way to live on, if Netflix secures a deal to pick up both shows.

A recent report from Deadline indicates that the streaming giant is in ‘exploratory talks’ with ABC Studios to pick up the show. As yet there is no official confirmation of cancellation, though many consider it a foregone conclusion, considering how the show struggled to find a loyal audience throughout its initial eight episode run.

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