Saturday, May 11, 2013

This Summer's Cancelled TV Series Are...

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Spring cleaning!

Here is a list of this summer's (2013) cancelled TV series. Some had it coming, while others were shut down prematurely. Read on!

QUIZ: Which TV series should not have been cancelled? (bottom)

Smash
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The curtains have dropped on Smash. For good.
NBC has officially canceled the musical drama after two seasons.
The series, which stars Katharine McPhee and Megan Hilty, will bow out on Sunday, May 26 with a special two-hour finale. [1]
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Happy Endings
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Happy Endings, aka one of our favorite comedies currently on TV, has been canceled by ABC after three (glorious) seasons.
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But all hope is not lost, fans of awesome comedy as a source tells us [E! News] USA Network is definitely interested in picking the series up. Fingers crossed, prayer circles, sacrifices...we'll do whatever it takes, USA! [2]
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Body of Proof, How to Live With Your Parents, The Family Tools, And Red Widow
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In addition to axing Happy Endings (Boo! Hiss!), the network has canceled five more series.
Freshman series How to Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life), The Family Tools and Red Widow have both been canceled, while the network opted not to renew sophmore comedy Malibu Country starring Reba McEntire and Dana Delany's procedural Body of Proof.
But it wasn't all doom and gloom as ABC also renewed Scandal, Grey's Anatomy, Once Upon a Time and several other shows. [3]
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Go On, Whitney, Up All Night, Guys With Kids And 1600 Penn
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The Friends' star's [Matthew Perry] freshman comedy Go On has been canceled by NBC.
This is just the latest comedy to be canceled by the peacock network as it also axed Whitney, Up All Night, Guys With Kids and 1600 Penn. [4]
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The New Normal
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NBC announced today that will not be renewing The New Normal for season two.
The comedy, which revolved around a gay couple (Justin Bartha and Andrew Rannells) who adopt a baby through a surrogate, was not the ratings runaway the peacock network hoped for after pairing it with Go On on Tuesday nights. Go On's cancellation was announced Friday morning. [5]
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CSI: NY, Vegas, Golden Boy And Rules of Engagement
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CSI: NY has been canceled by CBS after nine seasons. The cancellation of the long-running procedural leaves the original CSI as the franchise's only series left on the air; the network canceled CSI: Miami last season.
Also axed? Freshman dramas Vegas, which starred Dennis Quaid and Michael Chiklis, and Golden Boy. Plus, David Spade's sitcom Rules of Engagement was canceled after seven seasons as well. [6]
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Southland
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TNT has canceled Southland after five seasons.
In a statement, the network said, "TNT has made the difficult decision not to renew Southland for another season."
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"We are enormously proud of Southland, which stands as one of the best police dramas ever made. Executive producers John Wells, Chris Chulack and Jonathan Lisco, along with creator Ann Biderman and our partners at Warner Bros. Television, have given us five seasons of powerful, unforgettable storytelling, for which we are deeply grateful.," the network said. "We also want to thank the amazing cast for their impassioned, no-holds-barred performances, and the production team for their tenacity shooting on the streets of real-world Los Angeles. We wish everyone associated with Southland the very best."
This isn't the first time the critically acclaimed cop drama has been canceled: NBC axed the show in 2009 after just one season before TNT picked it up. [7]
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Stay tuned as we publish a list of those TV series that got picked up!

READ: Which TV series were picked up and renewed this summer?

QUIZ!

<a href="http://www.sodahead.com/entertainment/the-following-tv-series-were-just-cancelled-which-of-them-should-have-been-continued/question-3685167/" title="The following TV series were just cancelled. Which of them should have been continued?">The following TV series were just cancelled. Which of them should have been continued?</a>

[Source: E! News]

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