There have been a lot of cancelled shows, and it could be quite a headache trying to keep up with the growing list. As is our custom, we are bringing you a comprehensive list of shows you’ll no longer be seeing.
In no particular order, here they are:
There were doubts it should’ve even gone on to a fourth season, but ABC had a sweet spot for “Revenge.” Its first season revitalized the network and started a swing of drama wins with “Once Upon a Time” and later “Scandal” and “How to Get Away With Murder.” ABC owed “Revenge” one (or four seasons in this case) to find its way again. Too bad it never really did.
After a first season that captured viewers’ attention, the Kevin Bacon series struggled creatively and lost its audience and buzz. And with the success of “Empire,” dark, violent shows may not be in vogue at Fox right now.
The Mindy Project
Beloved by TV critics and starring the popular “Office” alum Mindy Kaling, Fox had a couple reasons to keep “The Mindy Project” around. But its ratings are poor and most of the time business becomes the functional word in show business.
Despite a groundswell of activism among fans in support of a second season of the comic-based show, there are very few reasons NBC could’ve kept this show another season. It wouldn’t even air the totality of its first.
The network’s previous inability to announce the show’s official cancellation could be the result of a few things: embarrassment over jumping on the comic-book adaptation craze and failing, as well as a desire to maintain its relationship with executive producers Daniel Cerone (“Dexter”) and David S. Goyer (“Batman” trilogy). NBC is known to make silly decisions for relationships.
Viewers have apparently grown tired of waiting for the answer to will they or won’t they? Despite the show’s strong leads, Ken Marino and Casey Wilson, it has had a bumpy ratings journey with long periods of declining viewership and sudden rises. Well, the rollercoaster ride is over and it’s time to get off.
About A Boy
NBC’s highest-rated sitcom in its first season, “About a Boy” has plummeted in its second season. With a healthy amount of comedy pilots waiting in the wings, it can afford to let “About a Boy” go, even if it means cutting ties with executive producer Jason Katims (“Parenthood,” “Friday Night Lights”) for a bit.
One Big Happy
The Ellen DeGeneres-produced comedy about a lesbian whose plan to have a baby with her straight best friend goes to pieces when he suddenly meets a new woman got mixed results from critics. But, viewers were pretty clear that they weren’t going to tune in to find out what happens.
State of Affairs
A pretty impressive solid 8.6 million people tuned in to the show’s premiere to see if she still had it, but the finale went out with just 4.6 million viewers. But, but, there was a cliffhanger! Sorry, folks.
There was a lot of excitement around “Office” alum Rainn Wilson’s new detective dramedy. But it failed to find an audience.
It may be a little early since “The Messengers” has aired for only a few weeks, but The CW basically shoved this supernatural show into cancellation territory.
It premiered late in the season and on Friday nights. It had seemed the network had already given up on it before it even premiered.
Hart of Dixie
Everyone from the show’s creator, its stars and its small loyal group of fans have declared the show over after its low-rated four-season run, but The CW was the last to be able to utter the word “canceled.”
Theres no more coming back for ABC’s “Resurrection.”
Last year, the series premiered with huge ratings for ABC but fell consistently after that. That should have been a sign for the network to bury the show.
But, it went on to a second season that just couldn’t recapture its audience.
This supernatural drama about a man who can’t die struggled for an audience since its premiere episode. It was a surprise when ABC decided to order a full season of the series.
No doubt, it hoped it would find an audience. Plus, it hales from Warner Bros. Television, a partner on high-profile Marvel shows “Agents of SHIELD” and “Agent Carter.” It never did find its audience and WBTV should be happy that ABC gave it a fighting chance.
Culled from Business Insider