Skip to comments.Networks cancel a heap of shows
Posted on 05/18/2012 8:11:20 PM PDT by EveningStar
If you bid "Desperate Housewives" a fond farewell last week, did you also mourn "Unforgettable," "Harry's Law" "Terra Nova" and "Ringer"?
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The one show coming to an end that I will miss is House.
Not that I mind, I speak that vernacular from birth, but I've never seen it as a headline.
Next, it'll be a butt-load of shows.
I liked Terra Nova in spite of it’s silliness, but Fox found it too expensive. House ran it’s course some time ago.
I don’t watch any left-stream media network shows. Not one. Somehow I survive.
As long as Supernatural is coming back for season 8 and Person of Interest is back for next season, all is well in TV land.
Awake was pretty interesting though. I only watched the pilot of Unforgettable...didn’t seem that bad, but I never got into the rest.
I did not write the headline. I think that most of the time, the author of the story does not write the headline. Writing the headline is probably left to some junior flunky.
I thought “Ringer” was renewed.
The descriptions of many of the new replacements do not sound all that interesting or exciting. Most of them seem to be the same ole themes and scripts.
A number of them will probably be pulled within the first month or two.
I noticed with the last episode of Awake that the preview for next week called it ‘the finale’. Maybe, they will have closure, and not leave it hanging, like so many other cancellations in the past.
NCIS too. They could do without Jamie Lee Curtis. She is so silly.
Me too. I’ve loved House since the beginning up until a couple of years ago. It just got too unbelievable. I told Hub the den is all mine next Monday night....I’ll have my tissues ready for the end and it doesn’t look like it will end happily. (sniff).
And maybe that's what senior editors are these days, 'junior flunky' writ large.
If I wasn't laughing so hard, I could almost work up a tear about how far the printed media has fallen.
My wife did watch "Desperate Sluts" as I called it, the rest are totally unknown. NFL is the only reason networks have for existence, IMO.
I will give you a TV if you can't afford one. I watch a lot of TV and I think I have a spare around here somewhere. Randy
I find it ironic that Supernatural is heading to Season 8 and Castle is heading to Season 5.
Both were nearly cancelled at the ends of their first seasons.
Maybe networks should take a clue — people don’t like to watch new series, if the threat of cancellation is hanging over them. Networks need to give new series a chance. There have been several series that I didn’t start watching until late in the series or even into the 2nd year.
Amazing the crap people will waste their precious time on.
I thought so too. They didn't really end it so it will be frustrating if they leave it hanging.
“I don’t even own a television and have no idea what shows they are talking about... but who wrote that headline?”
Lol, I DO own a television and have no idea what shows they are talking about!
Says ‘Sioux city Journal’,get it? Heap big reporter guy/Sioux city.
No worries, mate. The show will be in syndication forever.
21 hours a week is valuable.
True. And one of the questions I get is 'where do you get the time?' to do what I do.
I don't waste it on television. But that actually pisses some folks off.
You are probably right.
I’ll miss “Unforgettable”, and moments of “Hhouse”. But my big 5 made the cut:” Justified”, “Bones”, “Castle”, “NCIS”, and “Grimm”
Will be missing Terra Nova. They shouldn’t have spent so much time on character development and just jumped right to the dinosaurs shredding people. The T-Rex transport toward the end of the season was awesome!
First season and most of second season of House was great. After that it got very tedious. The last season was torture because of the horrible female supporting cast.
I really like Grimm. :)
As in many movies, you have to ignore a character that doesn’t fit. With NCIS, they have been trying to fit Gibbs with a love life and have yet to have any success. I say, leave it alone ... Gibbs is doing fine and will until the series ends.
but cancelled "Allen Gregory,"
A show so horrendously unfunny that it sucked the humor from the shows around it making them less funny too. It was like Al Franken that way.
ABC cancelled... "Charlie's Angels,"
I checked epguides.com and they actually showed seven episodes of it. I didn't think it lasted that long.
[NBC] ordered a heap of new series and cancelled ..."The Playboy Club,"
Three episodes and out.
Yeah, instead you sit your butt down and waste your time at FR. LOL.
I watched the first episode of ‘Harry’s Law’ and that made up my mind - good to see them go.
‘The River’ seemed like a long mini-series so no big deal. Just got done watching the last episode of “Awake’ online - it’s slow but had merit, I guess. ‘Terra Nova’ was neat, hopefully someone will pick it up on another network.
I watch most TV online - small window usually when I surf other stuff or do work/work....mostly it’s just background noise - but - no commercials:)so it cuts down time if I decide to really watch something - most half hour shows are down to 19 minutes, or less...hour shows around 41 minutes.
Disappointed to hear about “Pan Am”, but the last new show I really went out of my way to watch was “The Wonder Years”, and that ended what, twenty years ago?
agree with castle, ncis, and bones. i enjoyed finder but miss the british pilot bartender from the bones episode and enjoyed unforgetable. i watch almost as much on usa as i do mainstream; white collar, burn notice, in plain sight (gone), covert affairs.
am currently starting star trek deep space 9 from the library. i think ds9 was the best of the star treks but is third behind farscape (2) and babylon 5 (1).
(Puts on sunglasses.) They cancelled CSI Miami.
it’s late. FIREFLY is between babylon 5 and farscape and stargate sg1 is 4th.
My guess is the last scene of the last episode will reveal the entire series to be a dream by House who is a mass murderer locked up in an insane asylum.
I haven’t watched network TV since about 2007. I have maybe five TV shows that I watch all week. Any other TV viewing comes from DVDs. The rest of my spare time is spent on reading and hobbies.
CBS, ABC and NBC should just give up the news and entertainment business. All three are just pathetic. The cable networks are the only ones putting out good drama shows. Hardly anyone is putting out good comedy shows.
And instead of Firefly network TV keeps shows like Castle.
< smiling through the tears>
Harry’s Law is gone? I feel that a great burden has been lifted from me. Never watched it but I couldn’t escape the promos.
I don’t watch TV. Not interested. Too many other important things to do. I have a Bluray player and 3d capable TV for the occasional movie. No network or cable content.
I forgot to put “Alcatraz” on the list. Not only did I like it, but NONE of the core questions were answered.
Last time we bought a new TV, the “A-Team” and “Remington Steele” just came on the air and Michael Jackson just released “Thriller.” Still, it is nice to hook up my Blu-Ray to the old 1982 Zenith. B-)
Shot mostly in my hometown of Vancouver BC...Canada, not SF. It was created by Jj Abrams of LOST’ fame and he wanted it to be as ridiculous as LOST. I like the immortal angle of the prison and the most obvious actually hasn’t been answered either: who were the idiots who miscast the blond chick and the fat dude? Sam neill always is great in anything on screen and made it bearable..
Greatest thing to happen to TV. Getting rid of CSI Miami was a godsend. This program was so full of actors that couldn’t act it was hilarious. Not to mention all the overwhelming mistakes in police procedure that presented itself as legitimate police procedure. Also all the mistakes in sequential events (like radio calls that indicated two or more miscreants and when the police arrive, only one culprit on the scene and no explanation).
My wife and I watched it just to see who could pick out the most mistakes.
You may disagree with me, but I think a lot of art (and yes, some TV is art) was created by "queers" over the centuries. My bet is that most Freepers watch TV.
I loved it because it was so hilarious. And so overacted. And so randomly plotted. And for the over-the-top way David Caruso delivered his lines. It was funnier that most of the sitcoms, unintentionally but funny nevertheless. Oh, and the wide variety of stereotypes it managed to seize upon. The only thing it lacked was a Trouble with Tribbles episode. Nearly perfect as far as I am concerned, and I will continue to watch the reruns.
Supernatural rocks.........best show on TV in years, hands down. Period.