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The List of What Shows Were Cancelled Yesterday

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Yesterday, the 12th of May was a sad sad day. We lost some good shows guys. While there may be hope for some of them to move on to streaming networks like Hulu or Netflix, some are likely gone for good (and others it’s about damn time.)

We lost “Agent Carter” which fans were expecting for a while. It has had low rating for both seasons despite being a fan favorite among, well almost everyone but particulary women and young girls. It was also rumored the show was not meant to go on longer than a few seasons because of where it fit into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. (though I am calling bullshit on that because I feel like it could have stretched out a little bit longer than two seasons.)

ABC decided not to move forward with another Marvel spin-off series titled “Marvel’s Most Wanted,” which was to have starred S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s Adrianne Palicki and Nick Blood and their characters Bobbi and Lance. The two characters left SHIELD in the last season so there are hopes among fans that the duo will return to the series that has been renewed for a fourth season.

“Castle” was also cancelled following the end of the 8th season. This isn’t totally surprising considering recent news that one of the lead stars, Stana Katic was departing from the show. Apparently the network felt without her and Nathan Fillion together, a ninth season wasn’t feasible.

“Nashville” has been cancelled after 4 seasons. Which as a Nashvillian, I am pretty happy about this.

ABC continued their slaughtering of the line up so that they can eventually rename their network the Shondaland Channel by cancelling “The Family,” “Galavant,” and “The Muppets.”

CBS cut the cord on the “CSI” franchise with the cancellation of “CSI: Cyber.”

Then we have FOX which cancelled one of the better new shows of this year. The network has cancelled “The Grinder” starring Rob Lowe, Fred Savage, and Mary Elizabeth Ellis. Bad move FOX. They also cancelled “Bordertown,” “Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life,” and “Grandfathered.”

The CW picked up a “Supergirl” (where it should have been all along) but on the other hand they have decided that “Containment” won’t be back next season.

Cancellations and Renewals in the TV Verse – Master Guide 2015


In case you wanted to know if your favorite shows were renewed or cancelled but were sick of wading through the millions of news releases this past week. Here is a compilation of most each networks and the shows they have announced regarding their renewal and cancelations status!


ABC has renewed “Agent Carter” and “Marvel’a Agents of SHIELD” for new seasons. Whoo!

The network has also renewed “Once Upon a Time,” “Secrets and Lies,” “Black-ish,” “Fresh Off the Boat,” “The Goldbergs,” “The Middle,” “Modern Family,” “Galavant” “Castle, “Grey’s Anatomy,” “How to Get Away with Murder,” “Scandal,” “Nashville,” “American Crime,” “The Bachelor,” “Dancing with the Stars,” “Shark Tank,” “20/20,” “American’s Funniest Home Videos,” and “Beyond the Tank.”

They have officially cancelled freshman shows “Forever,” “Cristela” and “Resurrection.” The reality-competition cooking show “The Taste” has also been cancelled.

ABC have also ordered several new television series including an “Uncle Buck” remake television adaptation. Other shows include a revival of “The Muppets,” comedy “The Real O’Neals,” “Dr. Ken,” starring Community’s Ken Jeong, drama “Quantico,” anthology series “Wicked City,” the biblical drama series “Of Kings and Prophets,” another forensic thriller “The Catch,” a political and supernatural drama “The Family,” and an untitled drama series centering on the oil discovery in American history that triggers a geopolitical shift and an economic boom in North Dakota on a scale not seen since the American 1849 Gold Rush


CBS has greenlit FOUR new dramas as well as TWO new comedies for the fall television season. Three of the dramas are television adaptations of movies: “Rush Hour,” “Limitless,” and “Code Black.” The third drama is a “Criminal Minds” spin-off called “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders.” (Don’t get your hopes up with the “Rush Hour” series, it does not include Chris Tucker OR Jackie Chan. Insert Sad Face.)

The two new comedies from the network will be “Angel From Hell” and “Life in Pieces.”

CBS also ordered “Supergirl” officially to series earlier this week!

The network cancelled “Battled Creek.”


FOX officially greenlit new shows “The Frankenstein Code” starring Robert Kazinsky (Pacific Rim, True Blood). The story follows Jimmy Pritchard (Kazinsky), “a morally corrupt retired cop given a second chance at life when he is brought back from the dead. Now younger and stronger, Pritchard will have to choose between his old temptations and his new sense of purpose.”

The network has cancelled “The Following” after it’s third season while they have also announced that “Backstrom”would not be returning for a second season. “The Mindy Project” was also cancelled but may find life at Hulu for another season.

“Bones” will be returning for an astounding 11th season however with new showrunners. Several other of the network’s most popular shows are also returning for new seasons including “Sleepy Hollow,” The Simpsons,” New Girl,” “Family Guy,” “Bob’s Burgers,” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.”

Freshman shows returning for a second season include “Empire,” “Gotham,” and “Last Man on Earth.”


NBC has cancelled fan favorite show “One Big Happy,” the Ellen DeGeneres produced comedy series. The network also pulled the plug on “Constantine,” “State of Affairs,” “Marry Me,” and “About a Boy.”

NBC has ordered to series the Mark Paul Gosselaar show “People are Talking.” It has also ordered a  new comedy/variety show from DeGeneres, tentatively titled Little Big Shots, with Harvey attached to host. The network picked up two drama series, “The Player” and “Game of Silence.”

“Mysteries of Laura” has been renewed for a second season. “Undateable” and “Night Shift” will return for third seasons.


Will update as more cancellations or renewals come in!

CBS Passes on “How I Met Your Dad”


CBS has officially confirmed they are passing on the spinoff series, “How I Met Your Dad.” Can we all breathe a sigh of relief?

However, the canceling of the spinoff came as a surprise considering it had previously been casted and green lit. CBS Entertainment Chairman Nina Tassler said that there were elements of the pilot that CBS were unhappy with and that they wanted to do a new version of the pilot.

Vulture got in touch with some industry sources and found out that there were some serious creative differences between CBS and the creators, most notably with the cast.

Rumors say that star Greta Gerwig was NOT the problem (I mean how could she be? She’s a doll.) The rumors go on to say that the problem came from two of the supporting leads though it was never said who those two leads were. There was also talk that some CBS executives were worried that Gerwig’s character wasn’t “likable” enough.

On the profit side of things, Vulture reported that because 20th Century Fox produced How I Met Your Dad, and not CBS, didn’t help matters. Since CBS wasn’t producing the show, they wouldn’t have gotten any of the syndication profits.

How I Met Your Mother Spin-off Moving Forward at CBS



It was reported a few weeks ago that CBS was eyeing a “How I Met Your Mother” spinoff series, very creatively entitled, “How I Met Your Dad.” Now, it is official. CBS has ordered a pilot for the series from Emily Spivey (“Up All Night”) and “Mother” co-creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas. The three will write the script for the pilot and executive produce.

The new show will be THE EXACT SAME THING as HIMYM but an all new female lead and her zany group of friends. While I personally think that a show showing the events of the original series from the eyes of the mother would be AWESOME, that is not what CBS is going for. At least at the moment. Contrary to initial rumors, the new leading lady will not be tied in with HIMYM in any way. What a missed opportunity CBS, seriously.

There is no word yet on when “How I Met Your Dad” (why isn’t this called How I Met Your Father?) will premiere or who the studios are eyeing for cast. The project will be produced through 20th Century Fox Television, which is currently responsible for HIMYM.

CBS Targets a Potential How I Met Your Mother Spinoff


The hit CBS series, “How I Met Your Mother” is in its final season and it appears the network is considering a possible spinoff for the series. I can only hope that the spinoff has a little more payoff than 8 seasons of teasing the introduction of the titular character. YOU CAN ONLY STRING ME ALONG FOR SO LONG! Deadline is reporting the spinoff is tentatively and creatively titled, “How I Met Your Father” and would focus on a female lead with her group of friends likely doing similar nutty antics.

Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, the creators and producers behind HIMYM are reportedly teaming up with “Up All Night” creator and executive producer Emily Spivey to develop the new show. Early plans would have the new lead introduced in the final episodes of “Mother,” with the potential existing for current show’s popular characters to guest star on “Father.”

Currently, HIMYM stars Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris and Alyson Hannigan, is produced by 20th Century Fox with Pamela Fryman, Chris Harris, Stephen Lloyd, Chuck Tatham and Kourtney Kang also serving as executive producers.

There has been no word on who the studio is looking to star in the lead role for the spinoff.

It feels like CBS is missing an opportunity to tell the story from the mothers perspective rather than cast a whole new set of stars.

Dexter is Coming to Netflix on Halloween


Netflix and the CBS Corporation have officially announced today that all eight seasons of the Showtime series, “Dexter” will be hitting Netflix Instant. Beginning on Halloween (Oct 31, 2013), the first four seasons of the award-winning series will be available to watch instantly; seasons 5-8 will begin on Jan 1, 2014.

“Dexter” stars Golden Globe winning actor Michael C. Hall as the titular Dexter Morgan, a serial killer. As a Miami forensics expert, he spends his days solving crimes, and nights committing them. But Dexter lives by a strict code of honor that is both his saving grace and lifelong burden. Torn between his deadly compulsion and his desire for true happiness, Dexter is a man in profound conflict with the world and himself.

Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer for Netflix, said,

“We’re thrilled to have ‘Dexter,’ one of Showtime’s highest-rated shows on Netflix, and so quickly after it completed its record-breaking run. This is one of the great serialized dramas of the past decade and we know our members will enjoy discovering or reliving the twisted world of Dexter Morgan anywhere and anytime they want.”

Scott Koondel, Chief Corporate Content Licensing Officer, CBS Corporation, added,

“We’re excited to expand our relationship with Netflix’s premium service with this groundbreaking Showtime series. Showtime has created one of the signature programming brands on television, and this agreement for ‘Dexter’ further demonstrates the value of this content in the marketplace while expanding the show’s passionate fan base to a whole new online audience.”

“Dexter” aired on Showtime from October 1, 2006 to September 22, 2013. The series has enjoyed wide critical acclaim and popularity, including four straight Primetime Emmy nominations for Best Drama series in its first four seasons. Season four aired its season finale on December 13, 2009 to a record-breaking audience of 2.6 million viewers, making it the most-watched original series episode ever on Showtime at that time.

In April 2013, Showtime announced that season eight would be the final season of “Dexter.” The season eight premiere was the most watched Dexter episode ever with over 3 million viewers. The original broadcast of the series finale—shown at 9 p.m. on September 22, 2013—drew 2.8 million viewers, the largest overall audience in Showtime’s history.

CBS and Netflix Announce Extension of Multiyear Licensing Deal


Netflix and CBS have officially announced the extension of their multiyear licensing agreement. Under the new revised agreement, Netflix will gain new titles such as “L.A. Complex,” “4400,” and “CSI: NY” to be available for their customers. The terms of the deal, however, were not disclosed.  Continue reading CBS and Netflix Announce Extension of Multiyear Licensing Deal