It seems ABC isn’t a dog’s best friend. The alphabet network canceled the perfect doggie TV series so it won’t be returning for a second season, according to Deadline. The eighth and final episode aired in May 2021.
perfect doggie is hosted by Rebel Wilson and judged by Lisa Vanderpump, Jorge Bendersky and Dr. Callie Harris. This series of dog grooming contests features some of the nation’s top dog groomers (along with their assistants) competing in a series of themed challenges. In each episode, the teams compete against each other and try to earn immunity from elimination. Then the teams compete with a grooming transformation. The judges are tasked with voting on the incredible creations, naming a team Best in Show, and ultimately forcing another team to go home to the niche. The episodes lead to the season finale where the top three teams compete for a giant cash prize and the coveted “Pooch Perfect” first place trophy..
The first season of perfect doggie earned an average rating of 0.43 in the 18-49 age group and 2.58 million viewers. It was one of ABC’s lowest-rated unscripted series during the 2020-21 regular season. Out of 23 shows, it ranked 19th in demo and 20th in viewership.
What do you think? Did you enjoy the first season of perfect doggie TV series? Do you plan to watch a second season on ABC?