Renewed/Cancelled/NEW TV Shows for 2011 – 2012 Season

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Renewed TV Shows

Updated September 22, 2011

ABC

 

Returning series:

20/20
America’s Funniest Home Videos
The Bachelor
Body of Proof
Castle
Cougar Town
Dancing with the Stars
Desperate Housewives
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Grey’s Anatomy
Happy Endings
The Middle
Modern Family
Primetime
Private Practice
Rookie Blue
Saturday Night Football
Secret Millionaire
Shark Tank
Wipeout

CBS

Returning series:

48 Hours
60 Minutes
The Amazing Race
The Big Bang Theory
Big Brother
Blue Bloods
Criminal Minds
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
CSI: Miami
CSI: NY
The Good Wife
Hawaii Five-0
How I Met Your Mother
The Mentalist
Mike & Molly
NCIS
NCIS: Los Angeles
Rules of Engagement
Survivor
Two and a Half Men
Undercover Boss

 

The CW

 

Returning series:

90210
America’s Next Top Model
Gossip Girl
Nikita
One Tree Hill
Supernatural
The Vampire Diaries

Fox

 

Returning series:

American Dad!
American Idol
Bob’s Burgers
Breaking In
Bones
Buried Treasure
The Cleveland Show
COPS
Family Guy
Fringe
Glee
House
Kitchen Nightmares
MasterChef
Mobbed
NFL on Fox
Raising Hope
The Simpsons

NBC

 

Returning series:

30 Rock
America’s Got Talent
The Apprentice
The Biggest Loser
Chuck
Community
Dateline NBC
Fear Factor
Football Night in America
Harry’s Law
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Love in the Wild
NBC Sunday Night Football
The Office
Parenthood
Parks and Recreation
The Sing-Off
The Voice
Who Do You Think You Are?


Cancelled TV Shows

2011–12 United States network television schedule, September 2011 through May 2012

Not returning from 2010–11:

ABC

Better with You
Brothers & Sisters
Detroit 1-8-7
Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution
Mr. Sunshine
My Generation
No Ordinary Family
Off the Map
Skating with the Stars
Supernanny
V
The Whole Truth

 

CBS

$#*! My Dad Says

CHAOS

Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior

The Defenders

Flashpoint (moved to Ion Television)

Live to Dance

Mad Love

Medium

 

The CW

Hellcats

Life Unexpected

Shedding for the Wedding

Smallville

 

Fox

America’s Most Wanted (moved to Lifetime)

The Chicago Code

The Good Guys

Human Target

Lie to Me

Lone Star

Million Dollar Money Drop

Running Wilde (burned off on FX)

Traffic Light

 

NBC

America’s Next Great Restaurant

The Cape

Chase

The Event

Friends with Benefits

Law & Order: LA

Love Bites

Outlaw

Outsourced

The Paul Reiser Show

Perfect Couples

School Pride

Undercovers


 

Pilots for the 2011-2012 season!

Here’s a list with the most ‘important’ pilots that stand a change of being picked up by networks:

CBS

1. The Doctor (Rina Mimoun, David Nutter). A mother (Christine Lahti) reconnects with her adult children when she joins the family medical practice (drama). Also starring: Eva Amurri, Scott Foley, Michael Boatman and Kyle MacLachlan.

2. Ringer – Ordered to series and Moved to “The CW” (Peter Traugott, Richard Shepard Eric Charmelo, Nicole Snyder). On the run from the mob, a troubled young woman (Sarah Michelle Gellar) hides out by inhabiting the life of her wealthy twin sister, until she learns that her twin’s life has a bounty on it as well. Also stars Nestor Carbonell, Kristoffer Polaha, Tara Summers. (drama).

3. Rookies (Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, James Mangold, Ken Sanzel, Richard Price). Six NYPD rookies balance their personal lives with learning the beat on the streets of Manhattan. Stars Judy Marte, Adam Goldberg, Leelee Sobieski, Tom Reed, Terry Kinney and Stark Sands (drama).

4. Person of Interest – Ordered to series (Jonah Nolan, JJ Abrams, Bryan Burk). Crime drama centered on an ex-CIA agent, presumed (Jim Caviezel), who teams up with a mysterious billionaire (Michael Emerson) to prevent violent crimes in New York City before they happen (drama).

5. Vince Uncensored (Pheof Sutton, Conan O’Brien, David Kissinger). After a life-changing experience, a man (Michael Chiklis) decides to take a more honest approach to his life, work and family. Multi-camera comedy (comedy).

6. How to be a Gentleman (David Hornsby, Ted Schachter). Based on the book of the same name. It’s a male buddy comedy that follows an unlikely friendship between a traditional, uptight columnist (Hornsby) and his rough-around-the-edges friend and trainer. Dave Foley also stars. (comedy). .

7. Rob Schneider project (Lew Morton, Eric and Kim Tannenbaum). Schneider stars as a confirmed bachelor who has just married into a tight-knit Mexican-American family. Also starring Nadine Velazquez, Tony Plana, Lupe Ontiveros. (comedy).

8. The Assistants (Tucker Cawley, Eric & Kim Tannenbaum). About a young ensemble about four assistant who work for a celebrity couple. TJ Miller and Emily Rutherfurd star (comedy)

9. Two Broke Girls – Ordered to series A comedy that sounds strikingly similar to the romantic travails the showrunner mined so famously in “Sex and the City.” It stars Kat Dennings and focuses on twenty-something female friends in New York.

10. Unforgettable – Ordered to series ==> Add to your watchlist < == . Carrie Wells is an enigmatic former police detective with a rare condition that makes her memory so flawless that every place, every conversation, every moment of joy and every heartbreak is forever embedded in her mind. It’s not just that she doesn’t forget anything ¿ she can’t; except for one thing: the details that would help solve her sister’s long-ago murder. Stars: Poppy Montgomery (“Without a Trace”), Dylan Walsh (“Nip/Tuck”) Michael Gaston (“The Mentalist,” “Rubicon”), Kevin Rankin (“Big Love,” “Friday Night Lights’) and Daya Vaidya.   ABC 1. Hallelujah – DEAD (Marc Cherry). When the Tennessee town of Hallelujah finds itself being torn apart by forces of good and evil, a stranger arrives to bring justice, peace and quite possibly restore the faith in the world that the residents so desperately need. The episodes will be punctuated by songs sung by the gospel choir, which serves as a sort of Greek chorus. Stars Jesse L. Martin, Frances O’Connor, Terry O’Quinn, Arielle Kebbel, Donal Logue, Zoey Thompson Deutch (drama) 2. The River – Ordered to series ==> Add to your watchlist Add to your watchlist Add to your watchlist Add to your watchlist Add to your watchlist Add to your watchlist Add to your watchlist Add to your watchlist Add to your watchlist Add to your watchlistAdd to your watchlist

FOX

1. Alcatraz – Ordered to series (J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Liz Sarnoff). Revolves around Alcatraz Island and notorious criminals housed there. Stars Sam Neill, Jorge Garcia and Robert Forster (drama).
More plot info on Alcatraz :
In this series exec-produced by J.J. Abrams (Lost, Fringe), Garcia plays “the world’s foremost expert” on the titular island lock-up, who joins an investigation into the sudden reappearance of prisoners and guards who mysteriously disappeared from the prison some 30 years prior.

2. The Finder – Ordered to series (aka Bones spinoff): Based on The Locator books by Richard Greener, about a former military policeman who can find anything. Geoff Stults stars along with Saffron Burrows and Michael Clarke Duncan (drama)

3. Locke & Key (Alex Kurtzman, Robert Orci, Joe Hill): Based on Hill’s graphic novel, a supernatural drama about the adventures of the Locke family in home with portals to other places. Stars Miranda Otto, Nick Stahl, Jesse McCartney and Sarah Bolger (drama)

4. Exit Strategy (Antoine Fuqua): Stars Ethan Hawke as the leader of a team of experts who help the CIA with extractions. Also features Tom Sizemore and Megan Dodos (drama).

5. Touch (Tim Kring, Peter Chernin, Katherine Pope). A man played by Kiefer Sutherland discovers his mute, autistic son can predict the future (drama).

6. I Hate My Teenage Daughter – Ordered to series (Sherry Bilsing-Graham, Ellen Kreamer). Two women who were tormented by mean girls when they were younger, and are now appalled to realize their daughters are turning into the same type of girls they never liked (comedy).

7. Tagged (David Guarascio, Moses Port). A workplace ensemble set at the Baltimore County coroner’s office. Starring Gary Cole, Robin Givens (comedy).

8. Iceland – (Andrew Bobrow). Centers around a group of friends who are reunited and nurture each other after the death of one of their own. Cast includes Zach Gilford, Kerry Bishe (comedy).

9. The New Girl – Ordered to series – Starring Zooey Deschanel, who will join her sister, Bones star Emily Deschanel, on the Fox schedule.
Deschanel stars as an adorably unlucky-in-love elementary school teacher who moves away from her ex-boyfriend and in with three rowdy men. Liz Meriweather (No Strings Attached) is an executive producer.

NBC

1. 17th Precinct – (Ron Moore). World ruled by magic, not science. Stars Stockard Channing, Jamie Bamber, Kristin Kreuk, Easi Morales (drama).

2. The Playboy Club – Ordered to series (Chad Hodge). Set in the 1960s, the drama takes a look at the lives of Playboy bunnies. Stars Amber Heard, David Krumholtz, Eddie Cibrian (drama).

3. Smash – Ordered to series (Steven Spielberg, Neil Meron, Craig Zadan, Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey, Theresa Rebeck). Follows a cross-section of characters who come together for the exhilarating ride of putting on a Broadway musical. Stars Debra Messing, Katharine McPhee, Jack Davenport, Anjelica Huston (drama).

4. Wonder Woman – (David E. Kelley). A reboot of the superhero tale that’s a serious, non-campy take on the DC Comics character. Stars Adrianne Palicki, Cary Elwes, Elizabeth Hurley (drama).

5. Special investigations L.A. (Stephen Gaghan, Peter Chernin, Katherine Pope). In the style of Traffic, the drama is set in the world of crime, law enforcement, and politics in modern-day L.A. Stars Jimmy Smits, Danny Pino, Madchen Amic, Noah Emmerich (drama).

6. Grimm – Ordered to series (Jim Kouf, David Greenwalt). Dark but fantastical cop drama about a world in which characters inspired by Grimm’s Fairy Tales exist. Stars David Giuntoli, Bitsie Tulloch, Kate Burton (drama).

7. Prime Suspect – Ordered to series (Alexandra Cunningham, Sarah Aubrey, Peter Berg). Series adaptation of the British miniseries. Stars Maria Bello, Kirk Acevedo, Aidan Quinn, Peter Gerety. (drama).

8. Awake (Form. called REM ) – Ordered to series (Kyle Killen). A procedural hybrid which follows the simultaneous and parallel lives of a detective who can not let go of any aspect of his fractured family after a horrible car accident. Stars Jason Isaacs, Wilmer Valderrama, Steve Harris (drama).

9. The Crossing (Josh Brand, Peter Horton, Aaron Kaplan). In the aftermath of a difficult war, a Civil War soldier crosses the country and settles into a complicated town where he is welcomed as its savior — whether he likes it or not. Stars Robert Knepper, Emma Bell, Claire Wellin, Bill Sage (drama).

10. Free Agents – Ordered to series (John Enbom, Karey Burke, Todd Holland). Based on the UK format, this single camera comedy looks at the attraction between two quirky co-workers who are both on the rebound. Stars Hank Azaria (comedy).

11. Are you there, Vodka? It’s me, Chelsea – Ordered to series (Chelsea Handler, Tom Werner, Dottie Dartland Zicklin, Julie Larsen). Inspired by Handler’s best-selling memoir that will focus on the lives of a group of 20-somethings who live and work together with a very outspoken young woman. Stars Handler, Laura Prepon, Lenny Clarke. (comedy).

12. Bent – Ordered to series (Ted Quill). Single-camera comedy about a recently divorced Type A single mom who tries hard not to fall for the sexy surfer dude contractor she hires to re-do her kitchen. Stars Amanda Peet, Jeffrey Tambor, David Walton (comedy).

13. Brave New World – (Peter Tolan, Michael Wimer). This single-camera workplace comedy follows a group of unusual characters at Pilgrim Village, a theme park that specializes in recreations of New England in 1647. Stars Ed Begley, Jr, Robby Benson, Nick Braun (comedy).

14. Up All Night – Ordered to series (formerly known as Alpha Mom) – Another comedy series that takes an irreverent look at parenthood through the point of view of an acerbic working mother (Christina Applegate) who never thought she’d be a mom, along with her stay-at-home husband (Will Arnett) and opinionated parents. Maya Rudolph co-stars in the series from writer Emily Spivey who will executive produce along with Lorne Michaels (Saturday Night Live).

15. Whitney – Ordered to series . Based on the stand-up comedy of Whitney Cummings the series revolves around the ups and downs of a young couple in a committed relationship. Cummings penned the pilot and will executive produce with Betsy Thomas (Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel), Scott Stuber (Your Highness), Quan Phung and Barry Katz (Good Luck Chuck). Andy Ackerman (Perfect Couples) directed the pilot. If the series is half as good as Cummings stand-up, then we’re in for some good stuff.

16. BFF – Ordered to series

The CW

1. Danni Lowinski (Executive producer Jennie Snyder Urman): A young female law school grad who can’t find a job decides to open her own law office – in a kiosk at the local mall. Cast: Amanda Walsh, Carla Gallo, Neal Bledsoe, George Dzundza, Utkarsh Ambudkar

2. Awakening (William Laurin & Glenn Davis, Howard T. Owens, Carolyn Bernstein, Todd Cohen): Two sisters come of age and face off against one another amidst the beginning of a zombie uprising. Cast: Lucy Griffiths, Meredith Hagner, Brian Hallisay

3. Hart of Dixie (Leila Gerstein, Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage, Len Goldstein): Culture shock awaits a young New York City doctor after she inherits a medical practice in a small Southern town inhabited by an eclectic and eccentric group of characters in this comedic drama. Cast: Rachel Bilson, Jamie King, Wilson Bethel, Cress Williams

4. Cooper and Stone (Laurie Arent): A contemporary and genuine drama centered on two young women, who are the best of friends, facing the same personal and professional struggles as any other women their age. Despite having their own individual styles and very different backgrounds, they share a unique bond: They’re partnered as two of Chicago’s best homicide detectives. Cast: Alexandra Breckenridge, Riley Smith

5. Heavenly (Richard Hatem, Rob Doherty, Ross Fineman, Mimi Leder): A dedicated young female attorney and a former angel team up to tackle cases at her legal aid clinic. She comes to the rescue of her clients… while he saves their souls. Cast: Ben Aldridge, Elizabeth Ho

6. Secret Circle (Andrew Miller, Kevin Williamson, Elizabeth Craft, Sarah Fain, Leslie Morgenstein, Gina Girolamo, Liz Friedlander): Based upon the book series by L.J. Smith (author of The Vampire Diaries book series), the story of a young woman who moves to a new town and discovers that not only is she a witch and part of a secret coven, but she’s also the key that will unlock a centuries-old battle of good versus evil. Cast: Britt Robertson, Thomas Dekker

 

Showtime

1. Homeland – 12 episodes ordered (Alex Gansa, Avi Nir, Gideon Raff, Howard Gordon, Michael Cuesta, Ron Telem) : A psychological thriller about a CIA officer (Danes) who becomes convinced that the intelligence that led to the rescue of a presumed- U.S. soldier (Damian Lewis) was a setup and may be connected to an Al Qaeda plot to be carried out on American soil. Mandy Patinkin also stars as a veteran CIA Division Chief who serves as a mentor to Danes’ character. Cast : Claire Danes , Damian Lewis, David Harewood, Diego Klattenhoff, Laura Fraser, Mandy Patinkin . (drama)

2. House of Lies – 12 episodes ordered (Jessika Borsiczky, Martin Kihn, Matt Carnahan, Stephen Hopkins) : Based on the tell-all book House of Lies: How Management Consultants Steal Your Watch and Tell You the Time by Martin Kihn. Cheadle stars as Marty, a highly successful and cutthroat consultant who is never above using any means (or anyone) necessary to get his way with and for his clients. Bell plasy Jeannie Van Der Hooven, a razor-sharp Ivy League graduate who works at Marty’s firm. Co-stars include comedian Ben Schwartz and Josh Lawson as well as Dawn Oliveri, Glynn Turman and Donis Leonard Jr. (comedy)

3. Untitled Davidoff & Brennan project (Dov Davidoff, Katherine Pope ,Neal Brennan, Peter Chernin) :
Improv series in which sketches illustrate the conversation between the two comedians.
Cast : Dov Davidoff , Neal Brennan . (comedy)

A&E

1. Big Mike (Doug Robinson, Ed Decter, John Strauss, Paris Barclay) : Grunberg will play the title character, a plus-sized detective and a force of nature in the San Diego PD. One of the best in his field, he gets things done, knows all the right people, gets along with everyone, and knows all the best places to eat. Cast : Greg Grunberg, Anthony Ruivivar, Elizabeth Bogush, Ken Leung,
Nicole Ari Parker. (drama)

2. Longmire (Craig Johnson, Greer Shephard, Greg Yaitanes, Hunt Baldwin,John Coveny, Michael M. Robin ) : Based on the Walt Longmire Mystery series of novels by Craig Johnson, the project centers on a charismatic, dry-witted Wyoming sheriff (played by Matrix actor Robert Taylor). Katee Sackhoff will play Vic, one of his deputies. Also Stars : Bailey Chase, Cassidy Freeman, Lou Diamond Phillips . (drama)

Cinemax

1. Transporter – 12 episodes ordered (Fred Fuchs, Klaus Zimmermann, Luc Besson) : Transporter, the series, will center on professional transporter Frank Martin, played in the movies by Jason Statham. Operating in a seedy underworld of dangerous criminals and desperate players, Martin can always be counted on to get the job done — discreetly. He has three rules: Never change the deal, no names and never open the package.(drama)

2. Strike Back – 10 episodes ordered (Andy Harries, Chris Ryan, Dan Percival, Elaine Pyke, Frank Spotnitz, Michael Casey, Richard Zadjlic): Following a charismatic former U.S. Special Forces operative who teams up with a British military unit to stop an international terrorist group. The show is inspired by an acclaimed UK series and a book by author and former special forces officer Chris Ryan. Philip Winchester (Fringe) and Sullivan Stapleton (Animal Kingdom) will star. (drama)

FX

1. Alabama (Paul Young, Peter Principato, Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon) : Alabama is set a thousand years in the future aboard the United Nations peacekeeping spaceship: The Alabama and begins six years into their seven year mission to maintain peace and enforce treaties between planets in their jurisdiction: Sector 187-G. The show will follow the crew as they visit hostile planets, meet alien life-forms, and try to have sex with each other in their tiny, metal bunk beds. Cast : Brandon Johnson, Mindy Sterling, Natasha Leggero, Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon . (comedy)

2. American Horror Story (Brad Falchuk, Dante Di Loreto, Ryan Murphy) : FX and the producers are keeping the premise of American Horror Story under wraps, but a breakdown for the pilot lists its main characters as Ben Harmon, a sensitive therapist, and Vivien Harmon (Connie Britton), his gorgeous wife who is a force to be reckoned with in spite of her vulnerable demeanor. Also Cast : Denis O’Hare . (drama)

3. Powers (Brian Michael Bendis ,Charles H. Eglee, David Alpert, Michael Avon Oeming, Michael Dinner) : The story follows two homicide detectives who investigate cases of people with extraordinary abilities, and is based on a graphic novel series by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming. (drama)

USA

1. Eden (Jace Alexander, Ken Hanes, Mary Hanes) : Eden, centers on a young hotel worker (Nick D’Agosto) who, with the help of his escaped con artist cousin (Enver Gjokaj), gets a job as the concierge at an elite NYC hotel. Together they manage to provide the hotel guests with whatever they desire, at whatever the cost. The pilot, whose two-male lead setup is in the mold of such USA series as Psych, Royal Pains and White Collar. Also cast :Camille Guaty, Gretchen Egolf, Judith Light . (drama)

2. Over Under (Bronwen Hughes, Dan Halsted, Sheila Callaghan ) : Centers on Paul (Steven Pasquale), a day trader with a massive gambling problem who is fired from his job six months after a bad trade costs his firm millions. Shut out of the job market, he and his wife move to Brooklyn. There, Paul finds an unlikely partner, expectant father Marino (Anthony Carrigan), to start a high-end bookie business. (drama)

3. Wild Card (Cary Brokaw, Stephen Godchaux) : The project, from Fox TV Studios, is about people behaving badly at night in Las Vegas and two very different lawyers, Will Garratt (Ben Lawson) and Eliza Evans who who solve their problems before morning. Also Cast : Edi Gathegi . (drama)

4. Common Law (Cormac Wibberley, Dan Shotz, Jon Turteltaub, Karim Zreik, Marianne Wibberley) : The project, written by Cormac & Marianne Wibberley, centers on cops Wes Mitchell and Travis Marks, partners at LAPD. The problem is Wes, a methodical former lawyer with a passion for cars, gardening and his ex-wife, and Travis, a maverick ladies’ man who served time in juvie, can’t stand each other. To revive their flagging professional relationship, their Captain sends them to couples therapy. Cast : Amy Acker, Jack McGee, Michael Ealy, Warren Kole .

TNT

1. Dallas (Cynthia Cidre, David Jacobs, Michael M. Robin) : The updated Dallas, from Cane creator Cynthia Cidre and Warner Horizon, centers on the offspring of bitter rivals and brothers J.R. and Bobby Ewing – J.R.’s son, John Ross (Josh Henderson) and his cousin Christopher (Jesse Metcalfe) – who clash over the future of the Ewing dynasty while the fate of Southfork itself weighs in the balance. Cast : Brenda Strong, Jordana Brewster, Josh Henderson, Julie Gonzalo, Larry Hagman, Linda Gray, Patrick Duffy. (drama)

Starz

1. Boss – 8 episodes ordered – (Brian Sher, Farhad Safinia, Gus Van Sant, Kelsey Grammer, Lyn Greene, Richard Levine, Stella Stolper ) : Boss centers on Kane (Kelsey Grammer), the mayor of Chicago, who is diagnosed with a degenerative mental condition that only he and his doctor know about. Jeff Hephner will play the state’s treasurer, an impeccably handsome and ambitious Chicago native who is clearly about to become a major player on the Chicago political scene. Also Cast : Alex Zajac, Connie Nielsen . (drama)

2. Magic City – 10 episodes ordered – (Geyer Kosinski, Mitch Glazer, Tony To ) : Set in Miami in the late 1950s-early 1960s, Magic City chronicles the collision of mobsters, politicians and entertainers at the first preeminent Miami hotel just as Fidel Castro takes control of Cuba and shuts down Havana as a gambling haven. It centers on a suave Jewish-American man (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) who builds the hotel and along the way makes some strange bedfellows and many powerful enemies. Also Cast : Christian Cooke, Steven Strait. (drama)

^^^The Event^^^

Meanwhile, NBC has axed The Event, but that may not be the end of the show. According to Deadline, “Talks are underway with at least one distribution partner to take over the serialised drama. The Event executive producer Steve Stark wouldn’t comment, but I hear new original programming player Netflix’s name tossed around. Word is that there has been interest from several cable and digital entities. Stark said that they are exploring the opportunities with the ‘full support’ of the studio, UMS. ‘NBC has been an amazing partner, it launched the show beautifully,’ he said. Added creator Nick Wauters: ‘We have a dedicated fan base, and we promised them we will deliver one way or another and will continue to tell our stories.’”


0 thoughts on “Renewed/Cancelled/NEW TV Shows for 2011 – 2012 Season

  1. Rachel

    HUMAN TARGET, it had everything. Action,humor,intrigue,romance,drama,depth. It was great now I find out it’s been cancelled. It’s an outrage.Something pathetic like the Office, is still on. (Not your network). So many useless shows. Two and half men. No way it will work w/o Charlie Sheen. Yes he was an ass, but he made it work because he lived what his character was about. I was looking forward to seeing the program.

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    1. Ron Post author

      Hi Rachel,

      thanks for your comments! 🙂
      there has been a lot of shows that has been axed over the years that are really good and it makes me wonder who makes the decisions and based on what ratings.
      I think the tv culture has changed and since shows can be delivered on demand, not to mention “downloaded” it makes it hard to gauge exactly how popular a show really is.

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  2. Rachel

    HUMAN TARGET, it had everything. Action,humor,intrigue,romance,drama,depth. It was great now I find out it’s been cancelled. It’s an outrage.Something pathetic like the Office, is still on. (Not your network). So many useless shows. Two and half men. No way it will work w/o Charlie Sheen. Yes he was an ass, but he made it work because he lived what his character was about. I was looking forward to seeing the program.

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    1. Ron Post author

      Hi Rachel,

      thanks for your comments! 🙂
      there has been a lot of shows that has been axed over the years that are really good and it makes me wonder who makes the decisions and based on what ratings.
      I think the tv culture has changed and since shows can be delivered on demand, not to mention “downloaded” it makes it hard to gauge exactly how popular a show really is.

      Reply
  3. Glenna

    I loved Human Target and a lot of other shows that have been cancelled. I’m afraid to start watching anything new this year because the networks seem to cancel them before they even get a chance. NETWORKS maybe you are checking the wrong place for your ratings.

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  4. Glenna

    I loved Human Target and a lot of other shows that have been cancelled. I’m afraid to start watching anything new this year because the networks seem to cancel them before they even get a chance. NETWORKS maybe you are checking the wrong place for your ratings.

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  5. Susan

    Rubicon actually made you have to think. What American audience wants to have to do that? Was one of the best in many years.

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  6. Susan

    Rubicon actually made you have to think. What American audience wants to have to do that? Was one of the best in many years.

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  7. Bogart

    Chase human target event V the series Chicago code chaos Detroit 187 all great shows but bring the shows that says it’s ok my teenage daughter got knocked up or being Erica the real L word cougar town Desperate House wives and a pill head nurse, wonder why today there are no morals

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  8. Bogart

    Chase human target event V the series Chicago code chaos Detroit 187 all great shows but bring the shows that says it’s ok my teenage daughter got knocked up or being Erica the real L word cougar town Desperate House wives and a pill head nurse, wonder why today there are no morals

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  9. Angie

    Just when there is a nice somewhat family oriented show on they cancel it…RIDICULOUS !! “NO ORDINARY FAMILY” was just getting to develope a nice plot, and was getting interesting, and they cancel it? Come on!!! They could have tried it on at another time, day, or even a different network!! WE LOVED IT!!! When do the viewers have a choice??

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  10. Angie

    Just when there is a nice somewhat family oriented show on they cancel it…RIDICULOUS !! “NO ORDINARY FAMILY” was just getting to develope a nice plot, and was getting interesting, and they cancel it? Come on!!! They could have tried it on at another time, day, or even a different network!! WE LOVED IT!!! When do the viewers have a choice??

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  11. Spaniel53

    NBC ‘s outsourced looks like it was also axes . I thought it was a lot funnier than some of the other stuff that was renewed like the office and community and parks and recreation . Two terrible shows !

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  12. Spaniel53

    NBC ‘s outsourced looks like it was also axes . I thought it was a lot funnier than some of the other stuff that was renewed like the office and community and parks and recreation . Two terrible shows !

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  13. czvet

    …. If I thought it would bring back Human Target, Detroit 187, CHAOS and a couple others … I’d write something here … but like Bogart say’s above …. it’s the trash that wins ….

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  14. czvet

    …. If I thought it would bring back Human Target, Detroit 187, CHAOS and a couple others … I’d write something here … but like Bogart say’s above …. it’s the trash that wins ….

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  15. Wayne

    Human Target, Detroit 187, The Defenders. Examples of what is wrong with TV. These were fun shows, good characters, and better than many I am sure that will replace them. No wonder I am giving up on network TV.

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  16. Wayne

    Human Target, Detroit 187, The Defenders. Examples of what is wrong with TV. These were fun shows, good characters, and better than many I am sure that will replace them. No wonder I am giving up on network TV.

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  17. Tim

    Rubicon was excellent — great writing and acting. PLEASE BRING THAT ONE BACK!!! They always cancel the shows I like and renew the mundane. Chicago Code, Human Target, Dark Blue, The Good Guys, Lie to Me….. all good shows worthy of keeping. It’s a shame because the networks have made some great pilots over the last few years but don’t give the shows much of a chance to make it by word of mouth. I am a diehard Seinfeld (the show) fan but even that first season was a little rough before the cast got their timing down. I guess we will be stuck with more brain dead reality shows and the inevitable new releases of CSI Poughkeepsie, CSI Chattanooga, and CSI Little Rock……….

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  18. Tim

    Rubicon was excellent — great writing and acting. PLEASE BRING THAT ONE BACK!!! They always cancel the shows I like and renew the mundane. Chicago Code, Human Target, Dark Blue, The Good Guys, Lie to Me….. all good shows worthy of keeping. It’s a shame because the networks have made some great pilots over the last few years but don’t give the shows much of a chance to make it by word of mouth. I am a diehard Seinfeld (the show) fan but even that first season was a little rough before the cast got their timing down. I guess we will be stuck with more brain dead reality shows and the inevitable new releases of CSI Poughkeepsie, CSI Chattanooga, and CSI Little Rock……….

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  19. Kirk

    Shocked about Detriot 1-8-7, but the rest I could see them dying. Now looking at the new shows, how many times are we going to see a show about high school kids with demonic powers? If network TV wants that type of audience, fine. I just want a show about demonic characters from all aspects like ghost, demons, witches and warlocks, vamps, werewolves, and the devil himself, with the other side like angels, fairies, spirits, and God fighting them. Something like Supernaturals, but deeper and somewhat believable.

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  20. Kirk

    Shocked about Detriot 1-8-7, but the rest I could see them dying. Now looking at the new shows, how many times are we going to see a show about high school kids with demonic powers? If network TV wants that type of audience, fine. I just want a show about demonic characters from all aspects like ghost, demons, witches and warlocks, vamps, werewolves, and the devil himself, with the other side like angels, fairies, spirits, and God fighting them. Something like Supernaturals, but deeper and somewhat believable.

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  21. Sara

    Brothers&Sisters was awsome. I loved the show and i really hate to see such a realistic family dhow be cancelled and replaced by a show set back 30 plus years ago (Panam),

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  22. Sara

    Brothers&Sisters was awsome. I loved the show and i really hate to see such a realistic family dhow be cancelled and replaced by a show set back 30 plus years ago (Panam),

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  23. Crystal

    It figures. If I really like a show, it gets cancelled. LIe to Me, The Defenders, The Chicago Code, The Good Guys, and especially Chase were all favorites of mine. Why don’t they get rid of some of the so-called reality shows? There’s way too many of them. I’m about ready to give up on watching TV shows!

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  24. Crystal

    It figures. If I really like a show, it gets cancelled. LIe to Me, The Defenders, The Chicago Code, The Good Guys, and especially Chase were all favorites of mine. Why don’t they get rid of some of the so-called reality shows? There’s way too many of them. I’m about ready to give up on watching TV shows!

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  25. Sandy

    Now days they do not give the show enough time to even get viewers interested!!! Give them a chance. I love A Gifted Man and Detroit 1-8-7

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  26. Sandy

    Now days they do not give the show enough time to even get viewers interested!!! Give them a chance. I love A Gifted Man and Detroit 1-8-7

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  27. Ruthie G

    They sure do know how to get rid of some good shows and keep the crappy ones.
    I’d rather go blind than watch any reality show…the worse of which is “dancing with the stars.”
    Who give a *$*# about folks dancing and sing who really can’t do either?
    Top Modeling, Racing around the globe…all nonsense shows with no redeeming
    qualities that I can see.
    I’ll take the worse cop show any day over any of those shows.
    What a huge waste of time, money and energy for some of the shows that’s put and kept on.

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  28. Ruthie G

    They sure do know how to get rid of some good shows and keep the crappy ones.
    I’d rather go blind than watch any reality show…the worse of which is “dancing with the stars.”
    Who give a *$*# about folks dancing and sing who really can’t do either?
    Top Modeling, Racing around the globe…all nonsense shows with no redeeming
    qualities that I can see.
    I’ll take the worse cop show any day over any of those shows.
    What a huge waste of time, money and energy for some of the shows that’s put and kept on.

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  29. Marc

    I am so sick and tired of the main networks destroying great shows. Lie to me, Human Target, Chicago Code,etc etc… all gone because some company somewhere seems to think there aren’t enough viewers. Ever wonder where they get those numbers? Cable boxes perhaps? Doesn’t count tv’s without one, or people with lives that watch it recorded on another device, or online days later… There are fan sites trying to save many of these shows. After Idol in early 2011 Breaking in premiered. It was hysterical and the only great comedy fox has put out in a long time. It got cancelled regardless of ratings. Strangely, THAT project I am told is coming back! There IS hope… albeit small.

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  30. Marc

    I am so sick and tired of the main networks destroying great shows. Lie to me, Human Target, Chicago Code,etc etc… all gone because some company somewhere seems to think there aren’t enough viewers. Ever wonder where they get those numbers? Cable boxes perhaps? Doesn’t count tv’s without one, or people with lives that watch it recorded on another device, or online days later… There are fan sites trying to save many of these shows. After Idol in early 2011 Breaking in premiered. It was hysterical and the only great comedy fox has put out in a long time. It got cancelled regardless of ratings. Strangely, THAT project I am told is coming back! There IS hope… albeit small.

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  31. Susan K

    I am happy to read that ‘The Event’ might continue. I wish Chaos would also be reconsidered as it had it all, action, humor, fun characters well cast. Think about it.

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  32. Susan K

    I am happy to read that ‘The Event’ might continue. I wish Chaos would also be reconsidered as it had it all, action, humor, fun characters well cast. Think about it.

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  33. Moe A

    There is a simple solution to this issue… Dump Neilsen! It has been so long since they got anything right !!! Then we will be able to keep watching our TV shows. Neilsen’s time has come and gone. The Internet is here… what better way to find out what people like and want to view and in real time? We need to use our buying power or boycotting power with the advertisers and Neilsen ratings would be out of a job. Anyone agree or am I just stuck in the future?

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  34. Moe A

    There is a simple solution to this issue… Dump Neilsen! It has been so long since they got anything right !!! Then we will be able to keep watching our TV shows. Neilsen’s time has come and gone. The Internet is here… what better way to find out what people like and want to view and in real time? We need to use our buying power or boycotting power with the advertisers and Neilsen ratings would be out of a job. Anyone agree or am I just stuck in the future?

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  35. kerriland

    Moe A, you’re so right… nielsons is such a joke, i was actually part of neilsons for my grocery shopping… i had to scan everything i purchased after i got home and then upload it to them… the biggest waste of my time ever,… they are so out dated its getting ridiculious. most ppl dont watch a show when its on its usual scheduled time…on demand, online, dvr, etc…
    there needs to be a better way to gauge which shows are actually getting the viewers from all aspects not just cable boxes…im not gonna be able to handle another season where most of my fav shows get cancelled… pissed about so many cancellations… yet they keep dancing with the ‘stars’ and stupid tabloid shows like the insider and entertainment tonight… so at the end of my rope with network tv… and im a tv addict so this is a huge problem… lol

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  36. kerriland

    Moe A, you’re so right… nielsons is such a joke, i was actually part of neilsons for my grocery shopping… i had to scan everything i purchased after i got home and then upload it to them… the biggest waste of my time ever,… they are so out dated its getting ridiculious. most ppl dont watch a show when its on its usual scheduled time…on demand, online, dvr, etc…
    there needs to be a better way to gauge which shows are actually getting the viewers from all aspects not just cable boxes…im not gonna be able to handle another season where most of my fav shows get cancelled… pissed about so many cancellations… yet they keep dancing with the ‘stars’ and stupid tabloid shows like the insider and entertainment tonight… so at the end of my rope with network tv… and im a tv addict so this is a huge problem… lol

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  37. Neil

    Sad day. they should at least come up with a website where people can sign their name as a petition for bringing back a show. They could even set the bar really high. Just the opportunity to do something about it with the chance that it will come back……

    oh well. TV’s a waste of time anyway. Let’s all transition back to reading…

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  38. Neil

    Sad day. they should at least come up with a website where people can sign their name as a petition for bringing back a show. They could even set the bar really high. Just the opportunity to do something about it with the chance that it will come back……

    oh well. TV’s a waste of time anyway. Let’s all transition back to reading…

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  39. Marcia

    Am truly amazed when great shows are cancelled – DETROIT 1-8-7 was FANTASTIC. Great laughs in CHAOS. After two years am still coming to terms with the termination of LIFE!

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  40. Marcia

    Am truly amazed when great shows are cancelled – DETROIT 1-8-7 was FANTASTIC. Great laughs in CHAOS. After two years am still coming to terms with the termination of LIFE!

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  41. Lisa

    I’m sad to see Off the Map is not returning. I really enjoyed that show. Also as a family we are upset that V is not returning. I don’t think Off the Map was given enough time to take hold for anyone….it had me hooked from the get go. I wish they would bring it back, it was an awesome show! Not to mention I’m already ticked about All my Children being cancelled and soon One Life to Live will be too. Pretty soon there won’t be anything left to watch except talk shows, food shows and reality tv. I think we have enough stupid reality shows already.

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  42. Lisa

    I’m sad to see Off the Map is not returning. I really enjoyed that show. Also as a family we are upset that V is not returning. I don’t think Off the Map was given enough time to take hold for anyone….it had me hooked from the get go. I wish they would bring it back, it was an awesome show! Not to mention I’m already ticked about All my Children being cancelled and soon One Life to Live will be too. Pretty soon there won’t be anything left to watch except talk shows, food shows and reality tv. I think we have enough stupid reality shows already.

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  43. obm4

    I agree with some comments.Good fun shows like Human Target and a few others were fun to watch.All THE DUMB DUMB reality shows,wife swaps,cardacian pigs,lost,survivor,amazing race.My god what trash.

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  44. obm4

    I agree with some comments.Good fun shows like Human Target and a few others were fun to watch.All THE DUMB DUMB reality shows,wife swaps,cardacian pigs,lost,survivor,amazing race.My god what trash.

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