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DC’s “Manhunter” Canceled January 19, 2007 6:15 pm

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The critically acclaimed comic book series, Manhunter, has been canceled.


Passions Canceled [Update] January 17, 2007 3:00 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Cancellations, News, Television.

NBC has canceled the soap-opera Passions, which ran for eight seasons.


ESPN cancels “Quite Frankly” January 12, 2007 8:59 pm

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ESPN has quietly canceled Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith.

The late-night series was introduced August 2005 and aired at 6:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2, but after a half year of low ratings (the series averaged a dreadfully low 0.1 household rating) it was moved in January of last year to 11:00 p.m.



Bravo Cancels Queer Eye January 12, 2007 3:00 pm

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Bravo has cancelled Queer Eye for the Straight Guy after five seasons. The show debuts its fifth season this summer and that will be its last.

“The O.C.” Canceled [Updated with Nielsen numbers] January 5, 2007 12:30 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Cancellations, News, Television.

On February 22nd, The O.C. will end its run after four seasons on Fox.

From the Fox Press Release:

The sun will set for the last time on THE O.C. when the series ends its four-season run Thursday, Feb. 22 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. The countdown has begun, with all-original episodes airing from Thursday, Jan. 4 through the last episode on Feb. 22.

“THE O.C. Season Four finale will also be the series finale. This feels like the best time to bring the show to its close, said Josh Schwartz, creator and executive producer of THE O.C. Thanks to the hard work of our cast, crew and writers, we have enjoyed our best season yet, and what better time to go out than creatively on top. It has been an amazing experience and a great run. For a certain audience, at a certain time, THE O.C. has meant something. For that we are grateful.”

The blogsite What’s Alan Watching? had an update from the show’s creator addressing, and shooting down, rumors that the show would be shopped to another network:

Part of my quote from the press release that didn’t make the cut was “There has been some speculation about a Season 5 on another network but this feels like the best time to bring the story to an end”. They cut the other network stuff – but yeah, I felt better to go out now with the run we’re having then try and move the show, etc etc. and maybe not be able to deliver the same level of quality. Teen dramas have a shelf life. We’ve had a lot of parties on the show, and so I’ve learned, best not to stay too late.

The news, while dissapointing to the show’s fans, should not come as much of a surprise, given the decline in ratings the series has experienced in just one year.

Comparing the first eight episodes this year to the same string of episodes last year, The O.C. is down 2.61M (41%) among total viewers, 40% among total households and 41% among adults 18-49 (full numbers below):

  • Households – 4.2/6 to 2.5/4
  • Viewers – 6.40M to 3.79M
  • A18-49 – 2.9 to 1.7

And preliminary fast national ratings for last nights episode (1/4/2007) still show a struggling series: 2.5/4 HH Rating, 3.94M Viewers, 1.7/ 4 A18-49 rating.

Source: — Fox Press Release and [What’s Alan Watching?]End of The O.C.: Try the veal?

Note: All ratings numbers are Nielsen Finals, unless otherwise noted.

“Geraldo at Large” Canceled January 4, 2007 6:03 pm

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After only a little more than one year on the air, Geraldo at Large (from 20th Century Fox) has been canceled from syndication. Production on the show will cease mid-January, while the show will air its last episodes by the end of the month.

Television Week is reporting via a source that the cancellation could make way for a Warner Bros.’ newsmagazine based on the website TMZ.com to replace the show on the Fox stations currently airing Geraldo at Large in syndication.

Source:[TVWeek]‘Geraldo at Large’ Canceled

Syndicated Megan Mullally program canceled January 4, 2007 9:15 am

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The low-rated syndicated talk show has been pulled by NBC Universal.  Cast and crew were told on Wednesday that production would cease immediately.  It will continue to air through the end of January, as originally scheduled.

NBCU had the following to say in a statement: “We are very proud of the hard work and effort that our staff put into the production of this show. And our host, Megan Mullally, is truly one of the most talented people in our business. We are grateful to have partnered with her on the show and are appreciative for her tireless commitment, effort and dedication to this endeavor.”

Source:[Broadcasting & Cable] —  NBCU Pulls Plug on Megan Mullally

ABC pulls “Day Break” and “Show Me the Money” from schedule December 15, 2006 5:51 pm

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ABC has pulled both struggling shows from their lineup, effective immediately.

“Show Me the Money” had actually just recently been given an additional six episode order, but ABC has canceled that order and ended production of the program.

“Day Break” will be replaced with an hour block of comedies to be named in the future, while “Show Me the Money” will be replaced with an airing of “America’s Funniest Home Videos”.

ABC pulling “Help Me Help You” in favor of bigger dose of “Big Day” December 15, 2006 2:03 am

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Effective next week, ABC is pulling all remaining episodes of “Help Me Help You” and replacing them with an extra half-hour of the new comedy “Big Day”.

The network will run back-to-back episodes of “Big Day” starting next Tuesday. ‘Help Me’ is on hiatus effective immediately. Nine of the show’s 13 episodes have aired, with no decision yet made on whether or not the remaining four episodes will be shown.

At its current rate of double airings, “Big Day” will reach the end of its 13-episode order by mid-January and ABC has not yet made a decision on the future of the series nor made plans known on what will air in the 9:00 PM timeslot after the show’s 13 episodes have been aired.

“3 Lbs.” pulled from schedule November 30, 2006 2:33 am

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The new CBS medical drama “3 Lbs, which stars Stanley Tucci, will be pulled from the schedule after three unsuccessful weeks on the air.

The series premiered on November 14 to a weak 9.86M viewers and has been declining each week.  According to preliminary numbers, its third, and most likely final aired episode, averaged 7.95M viewers and a 2.4/6 in adults 18-49.

CBS has yet to officially confirm the shows cancellation.

8 episodes of the series have been filmed and it is not yet known whether CBS will air the remaining episodes at a later time.  Its possible they may choose to run them on their online video service Innertube.

The time slot will likely be filled by an hour repeat of one of many crime procedurals CBS has at their disposal.

Fox Pulls “The Rich List” and “Happy Hour” November 4, 2006 6:40 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Cancellations, Television.

Fox has pulled two new series’; “The Rich List” and “Happy Hour” from their schedules due to low ratings.

Next week a special airing of “The O.C.” will fill in the hour left over by the removal of “The Rich List” while an extra episode of “‘Til Death” will occupy the timeslot freed up by “Happy Hour”.

“The Rich List” aired only one episode and struggled to make it out the gate with a dismal 4.14M viewers and a 1.5/4 A18-49 rating.

“Happy Hour” began its run back on September 7th with 5.97M viewers.  It aired a total of four episodes with an average of 4.98M viewers, with the most recent airing this past Thursday drawing only 3.18M viewers with a 1.4/3 A18-49 rating.

Kidnapped Pulled From Schedule November 1, 2006 7:43 pm

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Previously put on life support in a Saturday night timeslot, NBC has decided to pull the new series off the air due to low ratings.

When the series was announced, NBC had promised that they would stick to the show for at least the entire first ordered season (13 episodes) due to the show’s serialized nature, which is why instead of pulling it outright, they moved it to the Saturday timeslot.

But NBC couldn’t justify the cost of keeping it on the schedule, and have decided instead to pull it.  The most recent Saturday night airing delivered only 3.71M viewers with a 1.2/4 A18-49 rating.

There is good news though for fans who have continued to watch. According to TV Guide, all 13 episodes will be filmed, and NBC will stream the remaining eight episodes for free on their website at NBC.com beginning this Friday.

Kidnapped Canceled? October 5, 2006 12:27 pm

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According to sources (being reported on as early as yesterday) the first casualty of the new season has been announced. Kidnapped, the critically acclaimed by lowly viewed series, has apparently been canceled by NBC (NBC has yet to confirm this).

According to sources, the show will wrap after the original 13 episode order. A decision on where and if NBC will air the remaining 10 episodes should be known sometime today.

The series premiered September 20th to a disappointing 7.6M viewers. The second episode dipped further to 6.3M and the third episode, which aired last evening, dropped even further to about 5.2M viewers.

Blade: The Series Canceled September 29, 2006 2:13 am

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Cancellations, Television.

On her MySpace account, actress Jill Wagner had this to say about the cancellation of the SpikeTV Original Series:

Just wanted to say thanks again to all of you who supported me and Blade the Series. I was just informed today that there will be NO 2nd season of Blade the Series. I really enjoyed playing Krista and i hope that i did her justice at least for one season! However, that is not the end of Jill Wagner’s acting career. I will keep you guys posted on what’s next for me. Again i say thanks for the support. Hey, there is always the DVD right????
Jill Wagner

The series started off strongly, premiering in June of this year to the tune of roughly 2.5M viewers, the highest ever for a SpikeTV Original Series.

However, the show quickly lost that audience and by the fourth episode, 1.07M viewers (less than half of those who tuned in for the two-hour pilot) were still watching.

Lucky Louie Canceled September 18, 2006 10:57 pm

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Lucky Louie

The short running adult comedy series that began this season on HBO was canceled today.

The series ran for 13 episodes and averaged 1.3M viewers, hardly enough to warrant a renewal, especially when many critics didn’t find much to like with its approach towards humor. Its sex and curse word laced episodes differed heavily from most half-hour sitcoms out there.

“Louis is an incredible talent and a wonderful partner,” said Carolyn Strauss, president of HBO Entertainment, in a statement. “We loved trying our first multicamera show with him, and we look forward to other projects with Louis in the future.”

Source: TV Week