Six Degrees (or 6Ë ) was a short-lived American dramatic television series about six residents of New York City and their respective relationships and connections with one another, based on the idea of six degrees of separation.
It premiered on September 21, 2006, after Grey's Anatomy on ABC. The show was created by Raven Metzner and Stuart Zicherman. J. J. Abrams, Bryan Burk and Thom Sherman serve as executive producers through their Bad Robot Productions banner. The Pilot episode was directed by Rodrigo Garcia. It is filmed on location in Manhattan and at Silvercup Studios in Long Island City, Queens, New York.
The series was shown in Canada on Global on Wednesday evenings prior to the American airings. It was due to air in early 2007 on ITV1 in the UK but didn't after it was cancelled by ABC. It finally made its debut on ITV1 on May 28 [ where all thirteen episodes were aired]. It also aired in Australia on the Seven Network, where it premiered in 2007. It is currently airing in New Zealand on TV2. It was also aired in Turkey on Dizimax in 2007.
On November 8, 2006, Six Degrees was pulled off the schedule by ABC with ailing ratings. By January 2007, ABC had not ordered any more episodes to be produced, resulting in mixed speculation of its future.
The series returned on March 23, 2007 with its seventh episode in a new timeslot at 9:00pm EDT, with Josh Charles added to the cast.After just two weeks back on the air, the series was pulled by ABC for a second time due to poor ratings, on April 2, 2007, further fueling doubts of the series continuing.On April 27, 2007, the unaired ninth episode was posted on ABC's website, with the last four weekly after.
On May 15, 2007, the series was cancelled by ABC. In June 2007, ABC's programming calendar available to the media indicated the final episodes of the series would be broadcast beginning Friday, August 10, 2007; however, ABC decided instead to air repeats of the George Lopez Show.