Don’t you just hate it when you get into a show just to have it cancelled by the all-powerful networks that are in charge of the fates of your favourite characters? Unfortunately, the studios are in it to make money, so when a show is underperforming, it gets the axe to make way for more promising fodder. Of course, shows can get cancelled for other reasons, such as scheduling conflicts or contract issues, but where does that leave us as the viewers? If you were in love with one of the following 10 shows, you might want to find another show to obsess over.
“GCB” was clearly in place to help fill the overly dramatic shoes left behind by the ladies of Wisteria Lane. Despite a heavy-hitter cast and tons of marketing, the show could never really take off. Looks like Kristen Chenoweth better find another guest spot on “Glee.”
I hope that Sarah Michelle Gellar was getting paid double to play two separate characters in the CW’s mystery/drama, “The Ringer.” She’ll need it more than ever now that the network has ditched the show after two seasons on the air.
FOX has had hits with cartoon series “The Simpsons” and “Family Guy”, so why not with “Napoleon Dynamite” too? It turns out that Napoleon isn’t as funny as a cartoon character, so he’ll need to return to his life of farming and llama-feeding.
“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition“
Hey, I’ll be the first to admit that I couldn’t watch “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” without shedding a few tears. But as heart-warming as the show was, it also got a little repetitive: Sad family + house demolition + “move that bus!” = me crying every time. The show got cut and my Kleenex budget is thankful.
“Best Friends Forever“
A show about a sad BFF moving in with her friend and her friend’s boyfriend sounds funny… for about five minutes. The concept couldn’t stay afloat with better buddy comedy offerings, so I guess it was more like “Best Friends for a Season.”
Tons of fans are crying foul, but I don’t mind that “House” will be cancelled. It had a good run, and it started getting really ridiculous. It went from smart medical drama to overly cheesy and completely unbelievable soap opera in about two seconds. “Grey’s Anatomy” might wanna take a few notes.
“Are You There Chelsea?“
The Chelsea Handler brain child starring Laura Prepon as a younger version of Chelsea herself fell flat, a lot like other female-driven shows like “Whitney” and “2 Broke Girls.” Unfortunately for Handler, the other two shows were renewed, while hers will be shelved indefinitely. Back to the talk show!
I watched a few episodes of this drama/mystery while on a long flight, and it seemed really entertaining. Then I realized I was on an airplane, and a Styrofoam cup of Coke also seemed pretty exciting. I couldn’t follow it when I tried watching at home, and it looks like I’m not the only one. FOX says “Sayonara” to the inmates.
It was the most expensive pilot to ever be made, but the show about dinosaurs could never live up to the massive hype. So what you’re telling me is that the general public isn’t interested in dino-dramas? Who knew!?
I was under the impression that any “CSI” show could do no wrong, but it appears that low ratings cursed Horatio and the crew. I’ll miss all of the cheesy one-liners and blatant use of sunglasses as a prop.
If your favourite show made the cut list this year, never fear! With the invention of Internet TV, none of these cancelled shows will be gone forever. Plus, it just frees up space on your DVR for new shows!
When Todd Lam isn’t browsing the internet and watching TV, he is usually found writing for www.cabletv.com.
Written by Todd Lam