“Law & Order” is not the only show to have gotten the ax.
Tis the season when fans find out which shows will be returning next season and which ones won’t.
Fox network renewed “Lie to Me” and “Human Target” while ABC reportedly will bring back “V” and NBC has given the green light to bring back “Chuck.”
Other shows reportedly haven’t been as lucky. Deadline.com is reporting that Fox will cancel “The Wanda Sykes Show” after one season.
Meanwhile, over at EW.com, Michael Ausiello is reporting that ABC is getting rid of “Romantically Challenged,” “Better Off Ted,” “Scrubs,” and “FlashForward.” He also reports that NBC has canceled both "Mercy" and "Trauma."
So if you are keeping track, the shows that have been recently reported as canceled are:
"Better Off Ted," ABC
"Romantically Challenged," ABC
"Ugly Betty," ABC
"Past Life," Fox
"‘Til Death," Fox
"Law & Order," NBC
"The Wanda Sykes Show," Fox
While those set to return are:
"The Cleveland Show," Fox
"Cougar Town," ABC
"Law & Order: SVU," NBC
"Modern Family," ABC
"The Vampire Diaries," CW
"The Good Wife," CBS
"How I Met Your Mother," CBS
"NCIS: Los Angeles," CBS
"Human Target," Fox
"Lie to Me," Fox
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This is why I don't watch TV anymore. You get involved with a story and then boom they pull the rug out from underneath you. Take 'Flash Forward' for example. I understand some shows just are not that great, but heck they should at least show some type of BS ending when they cancel a show instead of just dropping it into, I wonder what the heck was going on land. Reminds me of the old story 'The lady or the tiger'!
Many of the shows on that list were not cancelled. Many of them ended. There is a difference. Shows like 24, Ugly Betty, Lost, Scrubs and Smallville just had their last episodes and it was over. Never cancelled. Also Glee and Chuck are not canceled. Glee was a huge hit and won a few Emmies. You think FOX would cancel that show? lol!! Flash Foward was cancelled however, which is stupid since the way it ended, we'll never know what happened. They should make a 4 hour 2 part movie to rap it up at least. If you're going to make shows like this, do leave cliff hangers. What happened to "Defying Gravity"? Did that get canceled too?
I agree with last lap and ScottTee...FlashForward is above and beyond better than V!
Why can't NBC just give people what they want?! Just type, "Chuck Comic Con 09" on Youtube and scroll in about 1:25.
Bloom, in your defense, the formatting of the article was not all that great. So it isn't really your bad for misinterpreting it... I also got duped for a second. Guess we shouldn't be skimming.
how has this person still not fixed their list. It makes them look sloppy
nbc-cancelled 3 of there top shows-trauma,mercy, and law and order-this is dummer then dumd-no wonder cbs is aways on top !!!!
are you guys stupid? halfway down the list it says
While those set to return:
I can`t believe Mercy and Trauma got axed!!! Get rid of Cleveland, the reality shows, HIMYM and Two and Half Men... V???? pulease...it was good in the 80`s but now its just stupid, the acting is crap and as if people could tell from the beginning that they were evil!!!!!!
What about "The Middle"? I love that show. Any news?
I wonder if they take into account all of the people who watch the shows online at sites like fancast.com and hulu.com. They always talk about ratings but I think their system is flawed. Only so many families can take part in the Nielson ratings program and it would seem to me that with all of the technology they have they could get a more accurate picture of who is watching what. I hate to see Mercy and Trauma go.....I will miss watching them online.
Yeah!!!!! Tell'em Maggie C!!!
V AS THE ARTICULE SAYS WAS RENEWED!
Smallville was not cancelled,season 10 starts in September
Puh-leeze, I am so fed up with ABC and their shenanigans. They totally jerked around Ugly Betty, which, although not perfect over the past few years was still one of the better shows on TV. They moved it to Fridays and replaced it with Eastwick, which a) was actually very cute and had a great cast and b) was completely marketed to to the wrong people – they put it on Wednesdays when they should have slotted it for Sundays after Desperate Housewives. Well just when Eastwick's plot was getting rolling they naturally realized it wasn't hitting big so (shock!) they cancelled that. Then the shoved Ugly Betty back into its old time slot but of course by then it had been moved around so much that it lost its footing and it was axed. All that just to replace that time slot with Happy Town (or what I like to call "Crappy Town) and lo and behold after just 2 whopping episodes of that show, it's cancelled. Now they're canceling FF and keeping V??? The people who are sitting around their boardroom making these decisions need to get off their meds!!
no Lost was cancelled! It was decided last year when the network told Lost producers to wrap it up!
Cmon, to those who are complaining that Glee or Vampire Diaries are not cancelled so the list is inaccurate, what part of "REPORTED AS CANCELLED" don't you understand?
When you say "REPORTED" it means it still needs "CONFIRMATION" to be considered as "FACT" thus what happened to cancellations of Scrubs et al.
But I'm happy about Chuck!!!!!! Way to go Nerd Herd!!!!!!! :)
I'm w/ last lap – between FF and V would have preferred to see FF stay and V go.
"Glee" is a big hit. It hasn't been canceled.
I personally think all reality tv shows need to be cancelled. the problem is they are so cheap to produce/develop, we will never see the end of them. Even worse, they are cheap to make and in some cases get good ratings. Thats the holy grail of television produers/devlopers. Cheap to make and great ratings.
This list is not accurate. Smallville and Vampire Diaries have not been canceled.
I still can't believe FOX canceled Firefly. Since then, no cancellations surprise me.
Shame about Better Off Ted. That should was really good, but suffered from a lack of executive commitment to give it a decent time slot and advertising budget to find its audience.
U R an Idiot.... Obviously Glee has NOT been canceled as well as Cougar town, Fact check please, otherwise shut your mouth :p
I love better off Ted and think Portia is an amazing actress
Sad to see Mercy and Law & Order go! Glad to see "Til Death" go – it started out so funny but this year the writing is the worse on TV. – who ever though up the stupid "sit-com" storyline? I'm very happy to see that "The Good Wife" & "Modern Family" got renewed... 2 of my fav shows.
I am sorry to see Trauma get the axe. IMHO it was the best new show this season, but it got no love. I hope Anastasia Griffith gets a new gig worthy of her talents.She is only the best actress on television.
Two of my favorite shows were cancelled. Better of Ted is ahead of its time. Love the geek humor! The second show was cancelled last fall: Three Rivers. This was a great show; they should have given it more time to gain an audience.
Looks like people are beginning to understand how millions of fans felt when they canceled Jericho a Second Time.
All we have gotten since the series ended was a comic book.
No Movie yet as promised.
Good Series Die and Cheap To Make Survive.
Sad Commentary but it's the honest to God Truth.
Rush's kidneys are healthy, his radio show is going strong, and that creep Wanda Sykes is off the air... life is good!!
A television show is considered canceled regardless of who decides to end its run. And looking that this list, I won't miss any of these programs. Primetime television stinks. They'd be better off replacing these shows with reruns of "The Price Is Right" and "The Newlywed Game".
I wish they had canceled V and kept FlashForward. FF has improved
since the break, while V is still spotty at best. Pretty soon I'll won't be watching much TV at all.
Bummer that Trauma's on the list. Liked that show a lot. :(
Most of what is on TV is so bad , it drives me to watch oldies, HGTV, animal channels, I prefer them to the crap that is on TV now !! Reality, Reality Shows, they stink in every way possible !! I could count on one hand the good series that are on TV !!
I'm very happy to read that they are keeping "The Good Wife " on. This is a great show with some of the best actors on TV. We need to bring back our great actors and get rid of the cheap a$$ reality shows !!
Fun, I agree with you. Two of the lamest shows on television. One where there is hardly anyone left for Charlie to lay and the other where a guy racking up the babe conquests is an "out of the closet" gay man – which there is absolutely nothing wrong with a gay man playing a straight character, but knowing he is gay, makes the character laughable.
Here are two more series that SHOULD be placed on the list of cancellations:
Two and A Half Men
How I Met Your Mother
Sorry to see 'Better Off Ted' go – would have loved to have seen it come back for another season. Please get rid of some of the reality show crap and get back to proper entertainment – like Fringe! (third season – excellent news).
Chuck made the cut (again)!
This is awesome news, indeed!
Well – half of them I can see being cut off the air – but LOST, Law and Order & SVU, as well as Lie to Me are shows that I watched religiously. I am very upset that they are canceling great shows. The others were just stupid. You know which one they should can – The Office. Dumbest show ever. I guess I am not going to be renewing my cable subscription or watching TV anymore. It's officially turned to crap.
Melrose Place is still "in the bubble" it seems. I think it deserves a second season.
They also renewed Fringe for a third season.
NBC has cancelled Mercy? I would expect nothing less from the execs behind the Tonight show debacle. Cancelled Law & Order also. These shows, among others, are victims of a network ran by Nuts, Boobs, and Crazies- NBC!
Bring back NYPD Blue (but only if David Milch writes it).
NYPD Blue and The West Wing are still the best things on Television, and they've been off the air for years.
lot of those programs are already picked up. CNN goofed. Get your head in gear!
Shows that I was really interested in were not listed one way or the other. Guess that falls into no news is good news. On a side note I would love to see the SyFy channel ditch the lame wrestling which should be on Spike. Nerds like us want sci fi on SyFy not morons wrestling around in their underwear. And bring back the old TechTV and ScreenSavers they were at least current and informative shows.
Amen to bringing back The Shield!!! I did enjoy Trauma, though. I am sad that apparently Friday Night Lights has only one more season after this one. I haven't watched Idol this year, but I love Dancing with the Stars and Celebrity Apprentice.
I dont care about the other shows... the only one I care about is The Vampire Diaries. I cannot wait for the second season just watch the season finale and man Its going to be awesome!!!!!!!
Ok... who's watching The Cleveland show? Just stop it right now! I think they should give the following shows one more season: Law and Order, Trauma and Mercy.
Why the heck did they cancel Mercy?? Such a great show. I am devistated. Wednesdays were one of my favorite days because I got to come home and watch my favorite nurses.
Glad to see Chuck and Lie to Me will be back. Both have great casts!
So happy they are keeping community! Great show! Chuck is coming back too, thats good too!!! I hope they cancel American Idol... that show needs to end........ And I was kinda disappointed when they cancelled Ugly Betty. It had some good moments...
Oh,and bring back the Shield and cancel that snoozefest DWTS.Justified is pretty good too.
I enjoy V – But I find it hard to believe that no Fifth Column V person would not go on live TV and show people that they are lizzards.
And on FLASH Forward, I find it hard to believe that the FBI Guy did not already Knock out the guy who is supposed to be with his wife in the flash forward.
Cleveland show sucks.Spartacus and breaking bad,now that's entertainment!!!Please cancel 90210,Melrose Place,and most of all Bachelor/bachelorette.
SERIOUSLY, "V" is coming back?! BORING
So happy. All the shows I was worried about, got attached to are actually all coming back, unlike last year.
Congrats to: Parenthood, Chuck, Lie To Me, NCIS LA, V & Human Target.
Thank you (for once) TV Execs on your excellent choices.
Not too concerned by L&O getting the axe, all the L&O's especially Criminal Intent with the horrendus goldbloom need to go they are well past their prime.
Glad Human Target got renewed. I'm enjoying it much more than I had expected.
I thought FlashForward had potential but suffered from bad writing. V has potential IF (a big IF) they polish the writing and directing. The plot has been fairly decent.
Dear Jonathan Frakes (aka, "Number One")
Please do not direct another episode of V. Everything you touch turns to crap.
On this page "Human Target" is gone and in the upper right corner "Human Target" is renewed. Seems like the left and right hands don't speak.
Too bad that Mercy is going it was a great show. Hopefully it gets picked up somewhere. Of course Cleveland show, really?
I love Lie to me!!!!!! So happy it's picked up. I wish the networks would just announce them all at one. I know House and NCIS (my favs) are high ratings, but I still get nervous
Proofreading or proof-reading...ironic that you didn't even proofread your own text...
Flash Forward has potential but, as with "V", I think they hurt it for taking a hiatus from new shows like they did for a while. I am hoping "Legend of the Seeker" will get picked up by someone, I notice it wasn't listed in this article, but I've read it was cancelled too.
Read more closely before criticizing, Glee is listed as "set to return".
Ok – my bad. I had my friend point out that in the middle of the list it says While those set to return are- way to freak me out!
So Glee was cancelled? Yea right. This list is bogus. And LOST wasnt cancelled idiot. Who is proof reading this stuff?
The Cleveland Show is horrible. Just run old Famiy Guy episodes in it's place. It sucks.
Scrubs died long ago..... this just makes it official.
Umm....you list Lost as a "cancelled" show. Although it is finishing its last season, it wasn't cancelled. It ended of its own volition as announced three years ago.
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