Cancellations

Season Six Will Be The Last For 'Downton Abbey'

March 26th, 2015 8:53pm EDT
'Downton Abbey' Ending After Season Six
The upcoming sixth season of "Downton Abbey" will be its last. Executive producer Gareth Neame said in a statement on Thursday: "Millions of people around the world have followed the journey of the Crawley family and those who serve them for the last five years. Inevitably there comes a time when all shows should end and 'Downton' is no exception.

"We wanted to close the doors of ‘Downton Abbey’ when it felt right and natural for the storylines to come together and when the show was still being enjoyed so much by its fans. We can promise a final season full of all the usual drama and intri...
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HBO Series Bites The Dust

March 26th, 2015 8:41am EDT
Looking
HBO has cancelled the gay series "Looking" after just two seasons. The show, by Andrew Haigh, centered on three friends in San Francisco who explored the fun and sometimes overwhelming options available to a new generation of gay men.

The network has decided to end the show, which was initially intended to be a limited series, with a special to tie up all the storylines.

A spokesperson confirmed to ETonline, "HBO will present the final chapter of their journey as a special. We look forward to sharing this adventure with the shows loyal fans."

The second season finale aired on Sunday an...
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ABC Family Just Canceled Its Most Successful Sitcom

February 10th, 2015 12:53pm EST
Melissa & Joey
ABC Family has announced that comedy series Melissa & Joey, which stars Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence and is the network's first successful sitcom, is being canceled.

The hit series will take its final bow later this summer following a four season run and over 100 episodes.

The show is currently airing the first half of the fourth season, and the second half will pick up this summer.

"Melissa & Joey will be wrapping production on its final season this week," a statement from ABC Family reads. "The comedy will conclude its storyline at the end of the fourth season, to air later this...
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Why Is Charlie Sheen Looking For A New Job?

December 23rd, 2014 11:33am EST
Charlie Sheen's Anger Management Cancelled
Charlie Sheen's FX Series "Anger Management" has been cancelled by the network.

After he was fired from 'Two and a Half Men," Sheen developed and starred in the series, which came to a close on Monday night.

The show ran for 100 episodes over two seasons.

FX announced the end date for "Anger Management" in a November press release.

The show premiered to record ratings in 2012 and close to 6 million viewers tuned in.

Since that time, ratings have since slipped with recent episodes getting fewer than 500,000 viewers.

The cast was a revolving door of who's who over the subsequent 100 epi...
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TNT Cancels 'Dallas' After Three Seasons

October 5th, 2014 10:01am EDT
Dallas
TNT has canceled its revival of hit 80s series "Dallas," the network announced on Friday.

The show ran for three seasons and incorporated several of the show's original members, including Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray, into the new cast, which included Jesse Metcalfe and Jordana Brewster.

TNT announced the news just a week after the third season finale.

"We are extremely proud of the series, which defied expectations by standing as a worthy continuation of the Ewing saga," a spokesperson for the net told Deadline. "We want to thank everyone involved with the show, from the e...
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'Orange Is The New Black' Cancelled? Not So Fast

July 13th, 2014 3:03pm EDT
Orange is the new Black
Orange is the New Black fans were freaking out last night after a website claimed the Emmy-nominated Netflix series was cancelled. However, not everything was as it seemed.

Satirical website Empire News generated a fake comment from Netflix founder Reed Hastings: "We regret to inform Netflix members that Orange is the New Black has been permanently cancelled. Also, starting September 1st, 2014, past episodes will no longer be available for streaming on Netflix."

The "joke" arrived later in the story when they came up with this gem of a "quote" from Hastings: "A woman’s place is in the hom...
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FOX Cancels Ambitious Series Before Its First Episode

July 1st, 2014 10:57am EDT
FOX Cancels Ambitious Series Before Its First Episode
It's became a running joke that FOX doesn't give TV shows a chance to prove their worth (Tru Calling, Family Guy, The Tick, Futurama, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Arrested Development, Firefly), but the network may have topped itself when it canceled an expensive series before airing even one episode.

Hieroglyph was going to be FOX's attempt into the serial drama scene dominated by HBO's Game of Thrones. It was a gamble to be sure; FOX can't exactly show the same content as HBO can thanks to censors. Still, it had a young and talented team behind it with Pacific Rim screenwrite...
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'Community' Done For Good? Hulu Drops Out Of Season 6 Deal

June 24th, 2014 6:01pm EDT
Community
Fan favorite Community is running out of places to go with a possible sixth season – Hulu has dropped out of negotiations to stream its final season.

Last month, The Hollywood Reporter said Sony Pictures Television was working hard to get the Dan Harmon comedy a sixth season. "We, more than any other studios, fight for shows that we believe in. This show had a remarkable history. There are real conversations we need to have with everyone as soon as we get back,” co-president Jamie Erlicht said at the time.

With Community being one of Hulu's most-watched television series, it appeared to b...
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7 Canceled TV Shows We Wish Netflix Would Bring Back

June 4th, 2014 6:00pm EDT
7 Canceled TV Shows We Wish Netflix Would Bring Back
Arrested Development's successful return for a fourth season on Netflix was lauded as a just reward for a show that was often viewed as a critical success but just didn't have the viewers to show for it. Arrested Development's success on Netflix started a new era of original programming for the company that has since given us other hits like House of Cards and Orange is the New Black.

With Netflix's status as a home for quality original shows still on the rise, we thought it might be fun to take a look at back at some of our favorite canceled shows that, like Arrested Development, were pe...
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'Community' Creator, Stars React To Show's Cancellation

May 10th, 2014 9:34am EDT
'Community' Creator, Stars React To Show's Cancellation
After five seasons and low ratings, NBC canceled "Community," a move that broke the hearts of many fans who hoped the network would greenlight one final season to wrap things up.

The show was set at a local junior college and featured a host of quirky characters, including a disbarred lawyer and Christian single mother. Creator Dan Harmon thanked his colleagues and fans for being part of the show.

Twitter isn't big enough to hold my condolences and more importantly my gratitude to the best fans, cast and crew in TV history. Excelsior.

— Dan Harmon (@danharmon) May 9, 2014

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