Forever is an American fantasy crime drama television series that aired on ABC as part of the 2014–15 fall television season. Created by Matt Miller, it centers on the character of Dr. Henry Morgan, an immortal New York City medical examiner who uses his extensive knowledge to assist the New York City Police Department (NYPD) in solving crimes and to discover a way to end his immortality. Flashbacks within each episode reveal various details of Henry’s life.
The series network aired a sneak preview on September 22, 2014, and resumed the series at 10 p.m. EST on September 23, 2014. Reception of the series was mixed. In the United States, television critics gave Forever mixed reviews, with critics divided over the series’ similarity to other crime dramas and the series’ premise. In contrast, voters in several online polls ranked the series as one of the best of the television season. Internationally, Forever‘s broadcast was well received in France and Spain.
Although ABC gave the series a full-season episode order on November 7, 2014, the network cancelled Forever after one season. ABC cited the show’s live ratings as the rationale behind the decision. Television critics believed that other factors explained the network’s decision as the show gained viewers who watched the show up to seven days later on their DVRs. Fans of the series reacted strongly, creating a social media campaign to save the series; despite these efforts, the series remains canceled.