Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Shows That Won't Be Back This Fall

As TV networks set their fall schedules this month, the ax has already started to fall on a number of veteran shows. Click through to find out which series have been canceled so far.

'A to Z' (NBC)
The story of Andrew and Zelda (Ben Feldman, Cristin Milioti) had an abbreviated run when the show was canned the same month it premiered last fall. Still, NBC aired all 13 episodes of the short-lived romantic comedy before it ended mid-alphabet.

'About a Boy' (NBC)
This TV adaption of Nick Hornby’s bestselling novel starred David Walton and Minnie Driver. While it aired for two seasons to favorable reviews from critics, viewers never caught on.

'Allegiance' (NBC)
Hope Davis and Scott Cohen starred in NBC’s remake of an Israeli spy drama, which was canceled in March after five episodes. After the ax fell, the remaining episodes of the show streamed online via Hulu and the network’s website.

'Backstrom' (Fox)
Rainn Wilson’s freshman detective series won’t be getting a sophomore season. "The Office" alum starred for 13 episodes in Hart Hanson’s crime comedy-drama about a self-destructive police detective.

'Bad Judge' (NBC)
Kate Walsh ("Grey’s Anatomy," "Private Practice") starred in this courtroom comedy about a tough L.A. judge side with a wild side. The quickly canceled series turned out to be a rare case of bad judgment for Walsh, who had much better success in the medical drama genre.

'Battle Creek' (CBS)
This updated take on the buddy cop genre had a straight to series commitment, but CBS parted ways with the show after a 13-episode guarantee. Josh Duhamel and Dean Winters starred as mismatched police partners on the comedy-drama set in Michigan.

'Constantine' (NBC)
Matt Ryan starred in this adaption of DC Comics "Hellblazer," but the series proved to be a rare TV miss for the franchise, and production of the horror drama was stopped after 13 episodes. Still, creator Daniel Cerone revealed that Warner Bros. is working hard to shop the series to other networks for a possible second season.

'Cristela' (ABC)
Cristela Alonzo made headlines for being the first Latina to create, produce, write, and star in her own sitcom, but after an initial full season pickup, the multi-camera comedy has been axed by ABC.

'The Following' (Fox)
Kevin Bacon played FBI agent Ron Hardy in this serial killer drama, but after three seasons, even Joe Carrol’s long-awaited execution day wasn’t enough to save this series from being killed off of Fox’s primetime lineup.

'Forever' (ABC)
"Forever" was canceled by ABC the day after its first season finale. Star Ioan Gruffud, who played immortal medical examiner Dr. Henry Morgan on the series, posted a note to fans, admitting he did not see the cancellation coming.

'Gracepoint' (Fox)
Creator Chris Chibnall’s 10-episode crime drama about two detectives (David Tennant, Anna Gunn) investigating a small town murder was promoted as a “limited run” series, so it’s not a huge surprise that it didn’t get picked up for a second season.

'Hart of Dixie' (The CW)
It’s goodbye to Bluebell. After four seasons, this Rachel Bilson dramedy has officially been canceled by The CW. Show creator Leila Gerstein Tweeted a heads up to fans in March, telling then to “buckle up” for the final episodes.

'Kitchen Nightmares' (Fox)
Gordon Ramsay headlined seven seasons of this reality show about failing restaurants, but last summer the celeb chef announced he had decided to stop making the show.

'Manhattan Love Story' (ABC)
ABC broke up with this romantic comedy early on, making it the first network cancellation last fall after airing only four episodes.

'Marry Me' (NBC)
Viewers failed to say “I do” to this short-lived sitcom, which starred Casey Wilson and Ken Marino as a longtime couple trying to make it to the altar.

'The McCarthys' (CBS)
This loud family has been silenced. CBS only aired 11 episodes of this comedy about a sports-loving Boston clan, which starred Joey McIntyre, Jack McGee, Laurie Metcalf, and Tyler Ritter.

'The Messengers' (The CW)
Fans got the message quickly: After just three airings, The CW canceled this supernatural drama about a group of people trying to prevent the Apocalypse.

'The Millers' (CBS)
Will Arnett, Beau Bridges, and Margo Martindale starred in this family-themed CBS comedy, while Sean Hayes ("Will and Grace") joined the cast as Kip Finkle for the show’s sophomore season. In an unusual move by CBS, the plug was pulled on the sitcom a few episodes into Season 2.

'The Mindy Project' (Fox)
Mindy Kaling’s buzzy sitcom has been canceled by Fox after three seasons, but there’s Hulu hope for fans of the show. Universal television is in serious talks with the streaming site for a possible two additional seasons of the comedy, so fans may have not seen the last of OB/GYN Mindy Lahiri and her quirky crew.

'Mulaney' (Fox)
Former "Saturday Night Live "writer John Mulaney starred as a fictional version of his stand-up self in this Fox comedy, which got the ax after just 13 episodes.

'One Big Happy' (NBC)
It’s one big sad for fans of this six-episode NBC sitcom. The Ellen DeGeneres-produced comedy was about Lizzy (Elisha Cuthbert), an openly gay woman pregnant with her BFF’s (Nick Zano) baby.

'Red Band Society' (Fox)
After an initial 13-episode order, this Fox series about sick teens living in a hospital pediatric ward had an untimely demise when it was pulled from the network’s schedule after 10 episodes.

'Resurrection' (ABC)
After two seasons, ABC has decided not to resurrect this fantasy drama for a third round. The show, about Missouri residents who find loved ones returning from the dead, starred Omar Epps, Frances Fisher, and Matt Craven.

'Revenge' (ABC)
For four seasons, Emily VanCamp and Madeline Stowe starred in this soapy drama set in the Hamptons, but things took a turn this year when Stowe’s character Victoria Grayson was seemingly killed off. At least fans got closure with the series finale.

'Selfie' (ABC)
Even social media couldn’t save this short-lived comedy, which was pulled by ABC last fall. Karen Gillan and John Cho starred in 13 episodes, but only 7 of them aired on TV.

'Stalker' (CBS)
Dylan McDermott and Maggie Q starred as LAPD detectives in this police procedural about stalking victims, but the show was quickly criticized for its violence against women. The single-season series ran for an unusual 20 episodes.

'State of Affairs' (NBC)
Katherine Heigl’s NBC political drama was supposed to be her comeback series, but it failed to bring the "Grey’s Anatomy" alum back to her previous status as a primetime powerhouse. Even a huge lead-in from "The Voice" wasn’t enough to save this show.

'The Taste' (ABC)
This cooking-themed reality competition boasted big name TV chefs Nigella Lawson and Anthony Bourdain as mentors, but ABC won’t be cooking up any new episodes after its three-season run.


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