TV cancellations of 2011

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  1. FAST6191
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    Granted this is perhaps a bit early for such a discussion but it seems things have already started to appear so I am kicking it off now.

    For those new to this- TV shows are renewed or cancelled about this time every year which warrants a bit of discussion. They tend to deal mainly with American shows and for those unaware of how US TV works (it is very odd compared to the rest of the world we highly suggest- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSSAOa-UUgA...feature=related

    Some links
    http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/the-renew-cancel-index/
    http://tvdonewright.com/2011-2012-preview/...ellation-chart/
    http://www.tvguide.com/news/fall-tv-schedule-1005618.aspx
    http://www.tv.com/whats-renewed-whats-canc...tory/25402.html
    http://www.tvrage.com/networks/US/HBO/current_shows (most of the charts fail to include HBO and showtime which is odd as they make some of the most liked shows out there)- Game of Thrones has already been renewed for a second series.
    http://www.tvrage.com/networks/US/Showtime/ended_shows (current state of things for showtime is a bit thin on the ground but Dexter and weeds are back although word is this might be the last series of weeds, Penn and Teller's bullshit seems to have ended with Discovery getting a new show in Penn & Teller: Secrets of the Universe).
    http://www.tvrage.com/networks/US/AMC/current_shows/ (breaking bad, mad men and The Walking Dead are all returning).
    http://tvnews.pazsaz.com/cancel.html (has some stuff on USA network unlike most of the others- Law and order criminal intent seems to have been cancelled although burn notice has been renewed for at least this season (it was renewed for multiple ones last year).

    A few things have been looking like it might be their last season as well although that mainly means House and Weeds with anything behind it.

    I care not for TV network politics so going purely on what I like/watch of all them Lie to me got cancelled which was a bit of a shock. Granted it is not quite as good as it was but I thought it would have been a safe bet for renewal. Breaking in I probably should have expected but I liked it and for a bit of comedy fluff I thought it was fairly safe.

    Over to everybody else. As things get more finalised I might steal a list from somewhere.
     


  2. soulx

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    Apparently, NBC may be cancelling The Event and Chuck.

    Those are two shows that I actually watch.

    I'm especially angry that Fox may be cancelling Human Target. One of my favourite shows on television.

    ;_;
     
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    No worries for me this year. Still annoyed they cancelled Flashforward last year, that show was awesome.
     
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    a few shows I liked got canceled [​IMG]
     
  5. soulx

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    this

    Flashforward was quite awesome. It irritates me that the show ended with a cliffhanger.

    I'll never know what actually happened.
     
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    FlashForward was easily my favorite show on tv in a long time. I think they left it as a cliff hanger to hopefully entice people to make a case to try and get it renewed.

    I miss that show. I can't believe ABC canceled it after one season, didn't even give it a chance.


    Anyways, I only heard about Fox cancelling their shows. Which is brutal considering they still have Family Guy, American Dad, Cleveland Show, and American Idol. How are those not canceled yet? Is society really that stupid?
     
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    I usually don't watch much TV outside of Scrubs reruns and occasionally the Daily Show/Colbert Report and Tosh.0. I do watch Dexter though so I'm glad that's still on. Last season was pretty good. Same goes with The Walking Dead.

    It's also good to see Burn Notice still going strong. That show is awesome. I just wish I could watch more of it, most of the time I hardly see it on. My friend said the DVDs are selling cheap though so I may buy them when I can (although I still need to buy the remaining three seasons of MXC first).

    Still kinda pissed they cancelled Heroes last year. I know it went downhill from the first season but they had a pretty awesome last season and a great cliffhanger. Bummer it got canned.
     
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    I thought it was based on a novel not to mention there was talk of a book/comic to finish the series off.

    As for some of the other shows I finally put my "try not to watch shows until it finished the season/has a decent buffer or has gone beyond the first" thing in practice (or at least made more effort towards such an end) this time around which has done fairly well for me- trying to guess what other people will like/keep viable and TV networks are going to do is not a skill I seem to possess. That and I am quite happy to sit down and kill an entire series in one sitting- I like TV for the long stories it can tell (far better than films these days) and forty minutes week by week does not do it for me.
     
  9. Nebz

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    Family Guy is still pretty popular, the other 2 I don't really know about but I've seen them and really wish they'd get rid of 'em, and American Idol... Well... There's no excuse for this.
     
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    They ended StarGate Universe. I will be disappointed if they cancel Chuck it's a good series. Why don't they cancel some of these crappy reality tv shows that run rampant.
     
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    I find it relevant to link http://www.youtube.com/user/stargatefilms at this point in time, especially

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clnozSXyF4k[/youtube]


    Well I believe they cancelled cake boss.

    I guess it is because reality is cheap (full on period/fantasy/space drama costs a bit more than sticking up a stage in a warehouse) and easy (although that probably falls alongside cheap) alongside being able to maintain enough ratings [insert optional rant on state of humanity] to provide a good return on investment or net benefit.
     
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    Yeah they really scrape the dregs of humanity for these shows. Point any reality show on MTV. I cant believe they pay these people to get drunk and act a fool. It says alot about our society.
     
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    So long as The Event stays on air, I'll be happy. They could even end the series proper this season and I'd be somewhat fine with it.

    I'm disappointed that Heroes hasn't been picked back up by Syfy yet or been finished up in a movie.

    Also still mad that The Whole Truth got cancelled. I loved that show so much, but no one else seemed to. [​IMG]
     
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    I'm real mad. They cancelled Breaking In. This new show I started watching on Fox. Damn :/
     
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    I've seen that showreel before and it is NUTS. Who knew Ugly Betty was so CGI-heavy?

    I've only been watching 3 US series lately: Castle, Fringe and Running Wilde. Castle and Fringe have been renewed and Running Wilde has been cancelled, so that's not too bad I guess. A couple of UK/US co-produced programmes I liked -- The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret and Episodes -- are both coming back too, which is good. Also I'm keeping my fingers crossed for Canadian series Endgame, which has a desperate-sounding premise -- agoraphobic Russian chess grandmaster lives in a luxury hotel suite and solves crimes -- but is actually a fun, quirky series (although I'm really not arsed about the who-murdered-his-fiancee? plot arc).
     
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    On wikipedia it says Chuck is most likely coming back for a fifth season to tie up all the loose ends and
    finish it. "Media sources also remain optimistic towards the fourth season's end, saying that NBC is close to signing a fifth season of at least thirteen episodes."

    Really hoping that The Event comes back for a second season, I just started downloading it and am up to episode 10, absolutely love it.

    I fell in love with Breaking In almost straight after the first episode and it's getting cancelled =(
     
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    I like Chuck. Hope it doesn't get cancelled.

    Meh, I normally watch series that are too popular to even be considered for cancellation.
     
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    Symbionic Titan, a cartoon about 3 fighting robots who combine into 1 bigger robot, got cancelled because Cartoon Network was unable to secure a toy line.
     
  20. Buleste

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    Chuck is one of those shows that is threatened with cancellation every year but manages to pull through due to fan power (and DVD sales) so it should be safe however I hope they cancel it after season 5 as I think they've done all they can with the characters (I love the show and I especially love the guest stars they have but I can't see where they can go from here (although we've yet to see the season finale).