Social media superstar Eliza Dooley, played by Karen Gillan, in...

Social media superstar Eliza Dooley, played by Karen Gillan, in ABC's "Selfie." Credit: ABC / Eric McCandless

ABC's "Selfie" has been canceled. No more episodes ordered. One more will air (next Tuesday.) And beyond that...who knows?

 Its end was foretold -- in the critical notices (unkind), viewer reaction (tepid) and ratings (only about four or so million viewers.)  "Selfie" -- a very loose adaptation of "Pygmalion," which itself was repurposed decades later into the multi-Oscar-winning "My Fair Lady" -- was both a genial rip on social media crazes of the day (Facebook, in particular) and a romantic comedy.

 Which brings us to the larger point here: Romcoms have had a rough 2014 season. NBC's "A to Z"  was also effectively canceled, while ABC's "Manhattan Love Story" was too. Love most definitely is not in the air this fall...

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