The first (and only) season of ABC’s Mixology has been a lot like a typical night out at the bar. There’s the appealing guy (Blake Lee’s Tom) or girl (Ginger Gonzaga’s Maya) you’re hoping will approach you, the guy (Andrew Santino’s Bruce) or girl (Frankie Shaw’s Fab) who unfortunately does approach you, and the bartenders (Vanessa Lengies’ Kacey and Adan Canto’s Dominic) who are more concerned with their own personal drama than getting you a drink.
But just because it got the bar scene right doesn’t mean it got everything right: The one-night-only gimmick had a tendency to wear thin, especially when you got invested in a bargoer’s love connection only to have that same character pursuing someone new the next week. These people had a lifetime of relationships in a single night and location. The ratings reflected that flakiness, and ABC pulled the plug earlier this month.