Cancelled Shows 2012: Networks Drop Dozens Of Shows
Fans of Missing, GCB, Awake, or Can You Hear Me, Chelsea, will have to look for something new to watch. NBC, ABC, CBS, and FOX have cancelled dozens of shows for the 2012 season.
The major networks are setting their schedules for the fall season which means that several announcements have been made over the last few days about which shows were getting the axe and which shows would be continued.
CBS Cancelled Shows - CSI: Miami, A Gifted Man, How to Be a Gentleman, NYC 22, Rob, Unforgettable
“CSI: Miami leaves an amazing television legacy — a signature look and style, global popularity and as a key player in CBS’s rise to the top over the past decade. We thank all the producers — led by Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman and Ann Donahue — and its talented cast, led by David Caruso, for 10 outstanding seasons. Viewers around the world will continue to enjoy rebroadcasts of ’CSI: Miami’ in syndication and on key digital platforms for many years to come.”
CBS also cancelled A Gifted Man, which starred Patrick Wilson.
FOX Cancelled Shows - Alcatraz, Allen Gregory, Breaking In, The Finder, House, I Hate My Teenage Daughter, Napoleon Dynamite, Terra Nova
Fox also said goodbye to a few new shows. Alcatraz, Breaking In, I Hate My Teenaged Daughter and The Finder are all being canceled. Fox did decide to renew the new Kiefer Sutherland drama, Touch. Seattle PI reports that the cancelled shows will make room for several new comedies like It’s Messy, Ben & Kate and The Goodwin Games.
NBC Cancelled Shows - Are You There, Chelsea?, Awake, Bent, Best Friends Forever, Free Agents, Harry’s Law, The Playboy Club, Prime Suspect, The Firm.
NBC also said goodbye to several shows. The drama Awake won’t be making it to season two. Either will comedies Are You There, Cheslea and Bent. Best Friends, Forever and Harry’s Law will also be cancelled. NBC staples like Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, The Office, 30 Rock, Community, and Parks and Recreation, will be returning next year. As well as new comedies Whitney and Up All Night. Smash and Grimm will also see a second season.
NBC will also be introducing several new shows. Go On, The New Normal, Animal Practice and Guys with Kids will beef up NBC’s comedy lineup. Revolution and Chicago Fire, will add some more drama to NBC and Stars Earn Stripes, Howie Mandel’s White Elephant, Ready for Love, and Surprise with Jenny McCarthy will join Celebrity Apprentice and The Voice to complete NBC’s reality programming.
Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment, said:
“We’ve taken a few first steps toward a turnaround over this past season and now we’re seeing a real opportunity to accelerate that process. We’ve got a lineup of new shows that will really get people to sit up and take notice. And with the Olympics coming this summer and two nights of ‘The Voice’ in the fall, we’ve also got the tools we need to give our shows the kind of launch they deserve.”
ABC Cancelled Shows - Charlie’s Angels, Desperate Housewives, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, GCB, Man Up, Missing, Pan Am, The River, Work It,
ABC will be cancelling Missing, The River, Pan Am, and GCB. New comedy Don’t Trust the B— in Apartment 23 has been renewed for another season.
ABC will also be adding new shows The Neighbors and How To Live With Your Parents for the Rest of Your Life to the schedule. Malibu Country, which stars Reba McEntire, will also be making its debut on ABC. The network has also greenlit new drams Zero Hour, Red Widow, Last Resort, and 666 Park Avenue.
ABC will also be getting rid of Cougar Town. The show hasn’t exactly been cancelled, but next season will be airing on TBS and not ABC.
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