A friend of mine suggested doing a blog on what shows have been recently cancelled.  Great idea!

The information I found about what shows have been cancelled were listed on TVDoneWright.com

Below is a list of shows that were cancelled during the spring/summer.  For a list of shows cancelled in the fall of 2012, please see this blog entry: Canceled shows for 2012-2013 season

CBS has officially cancelled the following shows:

  • How to be a Gentleman – not surprised this has been cancelled… I’ve never even heard of it.
  • A Gifted Man
  • Rob

On the bubble are:

  • Unforgettable – **Updated – Now Officially SAVED!!!
  • CSI: Miami – **Updated – Now Officially Canceled!
  • CSI: NY – **Updated – Now Officially Renewed!
  • NYC 22 – **Updated – Now Officially Canceled!
  • Rules of Engagement – Officially Renewed

ABC Official cancel list:

  • Desperate Housewives (Final Season)
  • Charlie’s Angels
  • Man Up!
  • Extreme Makeover: Home Edition – This one had a good run, I agree it’s time to move on.  Only so many houses can be built in which the people will never be able to pay the property taxes on.  Seriously.
  • Work It
  • Cougar Town (Moving to TBS) – When the entire cast has come out in separate interviews completely bashing the name of the show and how it has nothing to do with what the show is about, it’s not surprising that it’s moving to TBS and off regular network tv.
  • GCB – this one I am surprised by.  I thought it was getting great reviews even through the controversy and the sponsors dropping out.  I have 8 episodes on my DVR that I just never got around to watching, but always intended to.  Guess I might as well just delete them now.  But I love Kristin Chenoweth
  • Pan Am
  • Missing
  • The River

NBC Official Cancels:

  • Chuck (Final Season) – I seriously thought this ended last season.
  • Free Agents
  • The Playboy Club
  • Prime Suspect
  • The Firm
  • Best Friends Forever
  • Bent
  • Are You There Chelsea
  • Awake
  • Harry’s Law – watched the first several episodes and loved it.  Then they started adding a bunch of characters and actors from Boston Legal and I couldn’t take it anymore
  • Fear Factor
  • The Marriage Ref
  • Minute to Win It
  • The Sing-Off – Sad to see this one go 😦
  • Who Do You Think You Are?

On the Bubble:

  • Biggest Loser – **Updated – Now Officially Renewed!
  • Celebrity Apprentice – **Updated – Now Officially Renewed!

Fox Officially Canceled:

  • House (Final Season)
  • Allen Gregory
  • Terra Nova
  • Alcatraz
  • The Finder
  • I Hate My Teenage Daughter – watched the first episode and hated it.  Hate the title too.
  • Breaking In
  • Napoleon Dynamite – not cancelled yet, but is expected to be.  Didn’t even realize they made a show about him.  Is it a cartoon?

So there you have it.  As more shows are added I will update this list.  What are your thoughts?  Any surprises?

7 responses »

  1. Dorothy says:

    I really liked GCB , Harry’s law and the Finder. Can’t believe that these shows aren’t coming back. I found GCB very entertaining. Too bad they aren’t giving it more time by letting it be part of the fall line up.

  2. Why is Finder getting canceled? Fox sucks…. three shows I watch plus house gone! Guess fox will be little use to me.

  3. Steve says:

    do you think they might cancel a lot less shows if they started to make family shows instead of shows either centered on anger, death, or sex?

    • It definitely appears that dramas are being canceled the most. I knots I prefer something lighter like realty TV shows or sitcoms. I think with most households owning a dvr, you no longer have to settle for watching something on TV that didn’t really catch your eye in the first place. You don’t have to watch the 8pm show at 8pm. You can watch it at 10pm when all of these dramas are on. Most of the shows being canceled are ones in their first season. If you don’t see the commercials for them or it doesn’t sound interesting, you’re not going to set your dvr to watch it.

  4. Lissa says:

    I watched all of Alcatraz…it was kinda neat. Bummed about Harry’s Law…but I only watched the first season…it was never available OnDemand. I agree about that show I Hate My Teenage Daughter. I never watched because the title was terrible.

  5. Katie says:

    I am a little bummed by the loss of GCB. I really thought it was cute, first episode was bad, but it was finding its legs…

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