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'Party of Five' reboot canceled after one season

'Party of Five' reboot canceled after one season
Elle Paris Legaspi (left), Brandon Larracuente (center) and Niko Guardado (right) cared for their baby brother in "Party of Five" Photo courtesy of Freeform.

April 17 (UPI) -- Freeform has canceled Party of Five after its first season, Variety reported. TVLine also confirmed the news with Freeform.

The reboot of Party of Five premiered Jan. 8 Its season finale aired March 4.

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The original Party of Five ran for six seasons on Fox from 1994-2000. The show starred Matthew Fox, Neve Campbell, Scott Wolf and Lacey Chabert as siblings coming together, with a baby, after their parents died in an automobile accident. Jennifer Love Hewitt also starred on the show.

Creators Amy Lippman and Christopher Keyser returned with an updated take on Party of Five. In the Freeform reboot, the Acosta parents were undocumented immigrants. They get deported to Mexico, leaving their children in the U.S.

The Acosta siblings were played by Brandon Larracuente, Emily Tosta, Niko Guardado and Elle Paris Legaspi, along with an infant as their youngest brother. The show tackled issues such as immigration, racism, DACA status and ICE raids as well as high school, romance and potential travel to Mexico.

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Despite the name recognition, nostalgia factor and topical content, Variety reports Party of Five was only watched by 250,000 viewers live or on the same day it aired.

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