So we’ve come to the end of another TV season and with all the five major networks announcing their schedules for the new season it’s inevitable that a few shows get canned along the way. As usual it’s the new shows that have been given the boot with the networks canning a total of 26 shows that had their debut sometime in the last year. While some didn’t really stand a chance and were give the heave-ho after only a couple of instalments, such as The Playboy Club and Free Agents, there are some surprises among the freshman programmes that didn’t make it. Top of the pile is JJ Abrams’ prison mystery drama Alcatraz which wasn’t given a long time to really show what it had to offer similarly the Jason Isaacs starring thriller Awake failed to take off. Other big name debut shows that have been cancelled include the ambitious Terra Nova, the flight attendant saga Pan Am and Bones spin-off The Finder. The only shows that haven’t debuted in the last year that are being cancelled are Christian Slater’s comedy Breaking In, Kathy Bates’ legal drama Harry’s Law and most shockingly CSI: Miami which I thought would run and run. There is better news for some programmes that are being allowed to end naturally such as Desperate Housewives, Chuck, House and One Tree Hill which have now all officially finished.
There’s better news in the renewals with some NBC sitcoms thought to be leaving, such as Community and 30 Rock, being given new shorter seasons with Tina Fey’s comedy definitely ending in 2013. Also on the comedy front Cougar Town has been given a new lease of life as it moves over to TBS while new sitcoms that have been allowed to continue include The New Girl, 2 Broke Girls, Whitney, Suburgatory and Don’t Trust the B In Apartment 23 which starts on these shores next Thursday on E4. All the other big shows seemed to have been renewed however it has been revealed that the next season of Fringe will be its last. Below is a list of all of the major networks’ renewals and cancellations while I’ll be back soon to preview the new shows.
Renewed: Fringe, Family Guy, The Simpsons, American Dad, The Cleveland Show, Bones, Glee, New Girl, Raising Hope, Touch, Bob’s Burgers
Ended/Cancelled: I Hate My Teenage Daughter, Allen Gregory, Breaking In, Terra Nova, Alcatraz, The Finder, House
Renewed: 30 Rock (Smaller Season), Community (Smaller Season), Parks and Recreation, Up All Night, Whitney, Parenthood, The Office, Grimm, Smash
Ended/Cancelled: Awake, Bent, Best Friends Forever, Harry’s Law, Are You There Chelsea, The Firm, Free Agents, The Playboy Club, Prime Suspect, Chuck
Renewed: Body of Proof, Revenge, Once Upon a Time, Scandal, Private Practice, Apartment 23, Cougar Town (moving to TBS), Suburgatory, Happy Endings, Castle, Modern Family, The Middle, Grey’s Anatomy
Ended/Cancelled: The River, Missing, GCB, Pan Am, Man Up, Charlie’s Angels, Work It, Desperate Housewives,
Renewed: NCIS, NCIS: LA, CSI, Criminal Minds, Person of Interest, Hawaii 5-0, Blue Bloods, The Mentalist, The Good Wife, 2 Broke Girls, Mike and Molly, The Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, Law and Order SVU, Two and a Half Men, CSI New York
Ended/Cancelled: A Gifted Man, How to be a Gentleman, CSI Miami, NYC 22, Rob, Unforgettable
Renewed: Hart of Dixie, Nikita, Gossip Girl, 90210, The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural
Ended/Cancelled: Ringer, The Secret Circle, One Tree Hill
What programmes are you sad to see go? Which ones are you glad to see that have been renewed? Leave Your Comments Below.