May 14th, 2011
11:28 AM ET
Friday saw the cancellation of several shows on ABC and NBC, following Tuesday's string of Fox shows which got the TV equivalent of a pink slip.
One "on the bubble" show, "Brothers and Sisters," starring Calista Flockhart and Sally Field, was denied a sixth season, while many of the rest were shows that had started since this past fall.
For example, one of the highest profile new series of the season, NBC's "The Event," was also canceled.
However, show creator Nick Wauters tweeted that this wasn't necessarily the end: "Alas #theevent will not be back on NBC next season but we r actively pursuing other avenues to keep the show alive. Stay tuned for more info!"
The Peacock also canceled the third of its three new Thursday night comedies this season ("Perfect Couples" was pulled off the schedule to make room for "The Paul Reiser Show," which was canceled two episodes in). "Outsourced" was dumped by the network the day after its final episode aired.
In the meantime, Entertainment Weekly reported that "Law & Order: Los Angeles," the replacement for the original "Law & Order," would not survive to season 2, while ABC canceled the high profile comedy "Mr. Sunshine" one day after its star, Matthew Perry, announced that he would be returning to rehab.
ABC wasn't done there. Other shows that will not be returning are the reboot of "V," cop show "Detroit 1-8-7," medical drama "Off the Map," family superhero dramedy "No Ordinary Family" and traditional sitcom "Better With You."
"Family" star Michael Chiklis tweeted, "Many thanks to the fans of #NOF around the world and to the cast, crew and writers. I had a lot of fun."
Joanna Garcia, a vet of "Reba" and "Privileged," wrote about "Better With You," confirming the bad news on Twitter: "I'm so thankful 4 all of ur love & support...SO blessed 2 have such amazing fans!"
It wasn't all bad news on Friday. Aside from "Chuck," NBC picked up "Parenthood" for a third season, while midseason series "Body of Proof" and "Happy Endings" will get a second season on ABC, along with a third for "Shark Tank."
The official Twitter for the writers of "Happy Endings," so far the only one of the four new relationship comedies to get picked up, tweeted the "officially official" news to fans: "We don't know when we'll back. We don't know our order. We don't know who killed Rosie Larsen. All we know is how much we don't know."
In the meantime, CBS and the CW still have a lot to announce, and all of the broadcast networks will be making their fall schedules "officially official" next week, so stay tuned to find out more in the coming days. In the meantime, were you a fan of any of the canceled or renewed shows? Post your thoughts below.
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