Has your favorite TV show been canceled?
TV Series Finale featured thirty-five TV shows between June 1, 2011 and May 31, 2012 that have been cancelled so far. If your favorite show is on the list below, you have our condolences.
Now, let’s take a moment to bow our heads and remember these fallen TV series…
- Against the Wall (Lifetime) NEW
This family cop drama didn’t catch on with a large enough audience so it was canned after one season on the air. The last episode aired in September.
- Bored to Death (HBO) NEW
Starring Jason Schwartzman, Zach Galifianakis and Ted Danson, this show revolves around a man with writers block. The ratings dropped a lot in season three so HBO opted not to give it a fourth season.
- Breaking Bad (AMC)
Walter and Jesse have been given their walking papers. The final 16 episodes will finish airing in either in 2012 or 2013.
- Camelot (Starz)
The ratings weren’t great and there would have been production challenges in making a second season so the cable channel pulled the plug. The drama lasted 10 episodes.
- CHAOS (CBS)
A comedic action series, this show was delayed until late in the season. When it finally debuted, few noticed. CBS burned off most of the episodes on Saturday nights.
- Charlie’s Angels (ABC)
The original series was a big success for ABC but this one flopped. Production was shut down after eight episodes and the show was cancelled.
- Chuck (NBC)
Has there ever been a time when this TV show wasn’t in danger of being cancelled? NBC decided to renew it for a fifth and final season of 13 episodes, giving the cast and crew ample time to craft a series finale.
- The Closer (TNT)
Kyra Sedgwick supposedly made the decision to end this top-rated series after seven seasons on the air. Though Brenda Leigh Johnson will depart, some of the characters will continue in a spin-off called Major Crimes.
- Desperate Housewives (ABC)
Rather than wait until the ratings dropped any further, the network has agreed to close down Wisteria Lane after eight seasons on the air.
- Ebert Presents: At the Movies (PBS) NEW
Continuing the format of film criticism that was made popular by Ebert and Gene Siskel, this weekly program reviews a number of new and classic films. It didn’t find enough financial support and ended up being put on hiatus.
- Eureka (Syfy)
Based on the ratings, this show was apparently too expensive to continue producing. The fifth and final season will air in mid-2012. After the cancellation announcement came down, the cable channel ordered an additional episode to allow Eureka some sort of proper finale.
- Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (ABC) NEW
Ty Pennington and his crew are getting a little rest. The network has cancelled the reality show but will still air it as occasional specials.
- Free Agents (NBC)
The second NBC series of the new fall season to be pulled, this Hank Azaria sitcom fell to a 1.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic, despite much stronger lead-ins. For whatever reason, audiences just rejected this one.
- Friends with Benefits (NBC)
The peacock network delayed this sitcom until the middle of the summer, an indication that they had no faith in it. The ratings were indeed terrible and they only aired 12 of the 13 episodes.
- H8R (The CW)
Hosted by Mario Lopez, this reality series matched celebrities with regular people who dislike them in the hopes of changing their perception. Few were interested.
- The Hard Times of RJ Berger (MTV)
This high school series was barely renewed for a second season and the ratings only got worse in year two. Despite leaving some shocking and unresolved storylines without a conclusion, RJ and his pals won’t be back.
- HawthoRNe (TNT)
Starring Jada Pinkett Smith, this medical drama lasted three seasons and ended on a major cliffhanger. Sadly it’s been cancelled and won’t be back.
- How to Be a Gentleman (CBS)
The sitcom did decently by most standards but CBS has big hit comedies and new ones have to meet a high standard. CBS cut the season order to nine episodes, shut down production, and shipped the show to the Saturday night graveyard.
- How to Make It in America (HBO) NEW
Ben and Cam try to make it in the fashion industry but their show didn’t make it past season two.
- Hung (HBO) NEW
Ray Drecker (Thomas Jane) may be popular with the ladies but the cable channel tiered of his company. They’ve cancelled the show after three seasons and 30 episodes.
- In Plain Sight (USA)
The cable channel has announced that season five will the last for Mary McCormack and company.
- In the Flow with Affion Crockett (FOX)
The comedy sketch show ran during the summer months and didn’t generate much interest. It’s been canned and all six episodes have aired.
- Lopez Tonight (TBS)
George Lopez’s sitcom ran for six seasons but his late-night talk show barely lasted two before being cancelled.
- Love Bites (NBC)
This anthology series about amour was conceived to revolve around two women in search of love. Off-camera problems created delays, what aired was very different, and most people ignored it.
- Memphis Beat (TNT)
Jason Lee and company won’t be back for a third round of episodes. The show was cancelled after two seasons on the air.
- Men of a Certain Age (TNT)
Though beloved by some critics and viewers, this drama never caught on with a big audience and lasted just two seasons.
- The Nate Berkus Show (syndicated) NEW
The interior designer will finish out his second season but there won’t be a third year of episodes.
- The Nine Lives of Chloe King (ABC Family)
This drama left viewers with cliffhangers but the ratings just weren’t good enough for them to make any more episodes.
- One Tree Hill (The CW)
This venerable series has continued to endure despite some major cast changes. The network decided to pull the plug following the ninth and final season of 13 episodes.
- The Playboy Club (NBC)
This NBC TV series stumbled right out of the gate and was pulled after three episodes. It wins the distinction of being the first network TV series to be cancelled of the fall crop.
- The Protector (Lifetime)
A drama about a single-mom police detective, this TV series never caught on with a big audience and the cable channel decided not to order a second season.
- Skins (MTV)
There was an uproar from some parents groups when this show premiered. That died off and so did viewer interest. It certainly didn’t help that many sponsors pulled their ads from the show. The cable channel cancelled it after one season.
- State of Georgia (ABC Family)
The sitcom’s ratings were terrible so it was no surprise that the cable channel cancelled it after all 12 episodes had aired.
- Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns (TBS) NEW
This sitcom was based on Perry’s 2008 film comedy of the same name. It lasted for five seasons and 140 installments. The series ending aired on November 18, 2011.