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2007 Cancelled Shows: ABC Cuts Some Beloved Series

George Lopez canceledABC is still doing well in the ratings so they can be picky about what they keep on their network schedule for the 2007-08 schedule. They have a lot of new shows. Here’s what won’t be returning:

Big Day – This quirky sitcom about a couple’s wedding day ran for 12 episodes, leaving one episode unaired. The ratings were low so it won’t be back.

Day Break – The Taye Diggs dramatic series was pulled after six episodes and ABC subsequently released the remaining episodes online. Diggs is committed to the Grey’s Anatomy spin-off Private Practice.

Extreme Makeover – This personal makeover series ran for four season and 55 episodes. Three have gone unaired. The Ty Pennington Home Edition will return for another season.

George Lopez – The six-year-old sitcom, which often performed better than most everything else ABC could put up against American Idol, has been dropped. The series finale ran last week on May 8, 2007.

The Great American Dream Vote – The Donny Osmond-hosted reality show was pulled after two episodes. Three episodes never aired.

Help Me Help You – Ted Danson’s sitcom, about an egotistical therapist and his patients, was cancelled after nine episodes. Four episodes went unaired.

In Case of Emergency – This sitcom starred David Arquette and Jonathan Silverman and just never caught on. One of the 13 episodes was left unaired.

The Knights of Prosperity – Nine of the 13 episodes of this sitcom have aired. The network said that it would return with Ray Romano as the new target of the “knights.” There was speculation that these four episodes would be combined with a small second season order but it didn’t happen.

What About Brian canceledThe Nine – Many of the cast members have been committed to other ABC shows so it’s no shock that this series has been cancelled. ABC pulled this serial drama after just seven episodes and fans are still waiting to see the rest. The first seven are available on The Ninevia iTunes and the rest may be released online at some point.

Show Me the Money – The William Shatner game show seemed to be a success initially but its popularity declined at warp speed. Six additional episodes were ordered and then quickly cancelled. Five episodes have aired to date.

Six Degrees – The first of ABC’s serial dramas to be pulled in the 2006-2007 season, Production was completed on 13 episodes and, after a brief return on Friday nights, the network has been releasing the episodes online. It’s no surprise that it won’t be back

What About Brian – The Barry Watson series was saved last year but the network felt the ratings just didn’t warrant a third year. The last episode aired on March 26th. Watson will star opposite Christina Applegate in new sitcom Sam I Am on Monday nights.

The Jim Belushi sitcom According to Jim has not been renewed for another season but it may not be dead yet. ABC Entertainment President Stephen McPherson said, “We are talking to the studio to see if there’s something financially, a deal that would make sense for us.”

Returning in the fall are: America’s Funniest Home Videos, The Bachelor, Boston Legal, Brothers & Sisters, Dancing with the Stars, Desperate Housewives, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Grey’s Anatomy, Men in Trees, Ugly Betty, and Wife Swap.

October Road and Notes from the Underbelly will return on Monday and Tuesday nights midseason once Dancing and Bachelor finish their fall runs (or sooner if new shows fail). Lost and Supernanny will return midseason (around January). Primetime is expected to return at some point during the season, as it did this year.

Nine series will air over the summer including Traveler, National Bingo Night, The Next Best Thing: Who is the Greatest Celebrity Impersonator?, and American Inventor. Their futures have yet to be decided. Stay tuned! TV Series Finale home page

 

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kimber September 15, 2008 at 1:50 pm

what ever happened @the series finale of george lopez?? did earnie really find out somthing bad about the plant and did max drink that beer??!! someone please tell me everything!!

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Anonymous June 6, 2008 at 1:33 pm

Yeah, really would love another season of what about brian… Best show i’ve ever watched. Too bad it’s over.. :(

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ashley May 4, 2008 at 8:20 pm

Bring back George Lopez!!!!!!! Please it was a GREAT show!!!!!!!!

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chester May 4, 2008 at 8:15 pm

please please Bring back George Lopez!!!!!!! it was a really GREAT show!!!!!!!!

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Stephanie April 26, 2008 at 11:09 pm

Bring back George Lopez!!!!!!! Please it was a GREAT show!!!!!!!!

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kole z April 1, 2008 at 8:55 am

has american inventor show been canncelled. please reply thank you

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rocky March 21, 2008 at 3:30 am

I think that the george lopez show needz to come back we need it make a new season please

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cass March 19, 2008 at 8:12 am

what was the name that show on abc.. it was about a group of people winning the lottery…

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Anonymous March 11, 2008 at 10:18 am

noname 2 said,

idiot

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noname 2 February 5, 2008 at 11:48 am

Pleas people are you normal bring back What About Brian.

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Dee January 23, 2008 at 12:28 pm

I am really upset to find out that George Lopez has been canceled. While checking to find out when new episodes will be airing, I find out it has been canceled. This is the only show on tv that my family and I watch religiously. We think it is so funny, and one of the best comedies on tv. George is a really funny comedian and you can’t take that away from him so why take him away from his viewers and fans? Very bad mistake. Please bring the show back, please.

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DIANA December 30, 2007 at 12:27 pm

I CAN’T BELIEVE THAT ABC IS CANCELING THE GOERGE LOPEZ SHOW, THIS IS A SHOW THAT WE AS A FAMILY MAKE IT A POINT TO SIT DOWN AND WATCH TOGETHER, I RARILY WATCH TV, MAYBE ONCE A WEEK, BUT THE GOERGE LOPE SHOW IS EVERY NIGHT AT 10:30 FOR 2 EPISODES, THE ONLY WAY WE MISS THEM IS IF WE ARE NOT AT HOME! THIS IS A GREAT SHOW, IT’S FUNNY, IT’S A SHOW THAT YOU CAN RELATE TO AS A FAMILY AND NOT JUST AS A HISPANIC FAMILY, AS A MOM, DAD, CHILD, GRANDMA, GRANPA, FRIENDS ETC………. YOU WILL BE LOSING ALOT OF VIEWERS, YOUR RATINGS WILL DROP. YOU DROP GOERGE LOPEZ AND WERE DROPPING ABC FOR LIFE!!!

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Anonymous December 28, 2007 at 10:18 pm

you kno what? screw ABC for cancelling George Lopez. They have no idea of the huge mistake they’ve just done. that show has been one of the most popular shows in recent years, largely because of the Hispanic following. that Cavemen show is not going to last and soon ABC might have to pull a UPN and stop their operations. cancelling shows like these for pathetic reality shows and a show with absolutely no point to it shows the selfishness of these people working for ABC. George Lopez, this is coming from someone who truly appreciates your work and wishes you all the best in your career. you are one of the greatest comedians to have ever been in our homes. thanks for 5 great years on network TV. as for those working in ABC, you can just go to hell.

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jennifer lopez December 21, 2007 at 9:23 am

Please dont cancel george lopez its one of the funniest sitcoms.abc your making a big mistake. please dont cancel.

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Anonymous December 9, 2007 at 5:51 pm

i hope abc gets cancel because it is like the mets without reyes or wright

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