24 Ending or Cancelled TV Shows for the 2010 – 2011 TV Season

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Has your favorite TV show been cancelled? Here’s a list of television series that won’t be back for the 2011–2012 TV season. If your favorite is on the list, you have our condolences.

This list encompasses shows that have been cancelled so far, covering those that get the ax between June 1, 2010 and May 31, 2011. In some cases, the last episode of a show aired months earlier but the network didn’t get around to canceling the series until later. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, try the 2008–2009 page, the 2009–2010 listings, or maybe you’ve gotten lucky!

Now, let’s bow our heads and remember these fallen series…

18 to Life (The CW)
A comedic series, about a pair of teens who get married on a dare, didn’t register with US viewers. It’s already been renewed in Canada for a second season. Though the series was confirmed as cancelled in the US, producers have been told that the remaining season one episodes will be run in December and the network might be interested in season two.

100 Questions (NBC)
This sitcom went through a lot of changes before it got to the small screen and was postponed until after the regular season. The ratings were terrible so it was cancelled after six episodes. The last one aired on July 1, 2010. We never saw Charlotte Payne find her match.

As the World Turns (CBS)
This venerable soap opera was incredibly popular in its day but has been struggling for years now. After 54 years on the air, viewers have had to say goodbye to the residents of Oakdale. The last episode aired on September 17, 2010.

At the Movies (syndicated)
Movie critics Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert began this TV show in 1986 under the title Siskel & Ebert & the Movies. The title changed several times over the years. Siskel died in 1999 and Ebert had to step away during his battle with throat cancer in 2006. Other hosts replaced them but couldn’t recapture the magic of the original sparring critics. It was cancelled and the last episode aired on August 14, 2010. Ebert later announced that he and his wife had plans for their own version of the series.

Batman: The Brave and the Bold (Cartoon Network)
This animated series teams the caped crusader with lesser-known heroes and often pays homage to the Adam West TV show from the 1960s. It lasted for two seasons before being cancelled.

Breakthrough with Tony Robbins (NBC)
A feel-good show in which motivational speaker Tony Robbins works with troubled families on a personal level didn’t connect with viewers. NBC cancelled the summer series after two episodes. The remaining four installments were released online.

The Bridge (CBS)
This is a Canadian TV show that follows a cop who’s elected to head the police union. While it’s popular enough in Canada to be renewed for a second season, CBS buried it on Saturday nights and, not surprisingly, it didn’t find an audience in the US. CBS cancelled it after three episodes but CTV will air season two.

Entourage (HBO)
A comedy-drama that follows the acting career of Vincent Chase and his boyhood friends from Queens, NY. The pay-for-view cable channel has announced that season eight will be the TV show’s last. The final batch of episodes are expected to air in Summer 2011.

Friday Night Lights (DirecTV’s Channel 101, NBC)
Centered around high school football in Dillon, Texas, it’s been announced that the critically-acclaimed (but ratings-challenged) television series is ending after five seasons on the air.

Gravity (Starz)
A comedic and dramatic look at an out-patient program for suicide survivors, this television program never found a large audience. It was cancelled after 10 episodes with the last one airing on June 25, 2010.

Hannah Montana (Disney Channel)
Miley Cyrus has decided to call it quits and move on after four seasons. The final episodes are expected to air by Spring 2011.

Huge (ABC Family)
Nikki Blonsky stars in this drama about a summer weight-loss camp called Camp Victory. The series didn’t get enough viewers for the cable channel so it was dropped after just 10 episodes. The “series finale” ran on August 30, 2010.

Larry King Live (CNN)
In June 2010, venerable interviewer Larry King announced that he would be leaving the grind of hosting his own nightly show after more than 25 years. His program will be replaced by one hosted by British television personality and journalist Piers Morgan.

Law & Order: Criminal Intent (USA)
Vincent D’Onofrio and Kathryn Erbe return for this venerable crime drama’s final season of eight episodes. They will air in 2011.

Lone Star (FOX)
The critics and some viewers loved it but Lone Star never found an audience. Revolving around a con man who has a conscience, FOX pulled it after two nights of disastrously bad ratings. There are four episodes left unaired.

My Boys (TBS)
Revolving around a female sports writer in Chicago, this sitcom ran for 49 episodes and four seasons. TBS cancelled it so we’ll likely never find out how the story of PJ and her friends comes to a close.

My Generation (ABC)
A new drama that follows a group of high school students some 10 years after they graduated. The series stumbled out of the gate and ABC pulled it after two episodes had aired. There are six left on the shelf.

No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency (HBO)
Produced in conjunction with the BBC, this series follows a small detective agency in Botswana, run by Mma Ramotswe. The show is finished as a TV series after seven installments but may return as a pair of movies.

Outlaw (NBC)
Jimmy Smits has had some good luck and some bad luck on TV. Unfortunately, this drama about a former Supreme Court Justice was ignored by most viewers. NBC cancelled it after four episodes had aired. The remaining four installments were shifted to Saturday nights.

The Oprah Winfrey Show (syndicated)
The queen of daytime talk is stepping down and will launch new programming on the new OWN cable channel in Fall 2011. The final episode of Winfrey’s syndicated show will air on September 9, 2011

Party Down (Starz)
Following a group of aspiring writers, actors and misfits as they work as a catering team, this series ran for two seasons and 20 episodes. The last episode, which was hardly watched, ran on June 25, 2010.

Persons Unknown (NBC)
A group of strangers find themselves trapped in small town and are under constant scrutiny of security cameras. The show tanked in the ratings on Monday nights and was shuffled off to Saturdays, the TV graveyard. NBC promoted it as a self-contained series but plenty of things were left unresolved by the end. The finale aired on August 28, 2010.

Secret Diary of a Call Girl (Showtime)
Star and executive producer Billie Piper signed a deal for the fourth and final season of this UK series. They’ll begin airing on ITV2 in late January 2011. There’s no word yet on when they’ll run in the US.

Smallville (The CW)
After 10 seasons, it looks like Clark Kent will finally become Superman. Will we get to see the man of steel slip on the familiar blue and red tights before the end? We’ll have to wait and see.

What do you think? Are there any shows on this list that you’ll particularly miss?

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155 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. dewayne says

    heather I agree if they cancel harry’s law im done i only watch nbc for the law and order’s and harrys law besides that nbc suck and they dont give a show a chance like look at smallville on cw 10 years and that show has lost a lot of viewers but they kept renewing it until the cast got tired of it i mean it is wrong to put a show on than cancel it or why cant nbc do what they have done with some other shows like merlin i like that show and when it did not get the viewers they send it to their sister network syfy and look at usa it seems to keep its shows like they renewed in plain sight and i was worried it was going to get cancelled so nbc needs to grow a damn pair and cbs is decent and abc sucks period except for the middle and modern family and one more thing that kills me is reality shows really people watch dancing with the wash up stars and the bachelor its sickening

  2. Heather says

    Man, NBC and the other networks really needs to get it together and use an up-to-date method to calculate ratings for shows, especially since almost everyone has a TIVO or DVR now and most of America is not even home to watch prime time television anymore since we have a 24/7 work week. It seems like the best shows leave too soon and the ones worth booting get to stay. Look Networks, the whole limited group of people that have the Nelson boxes on their television set aren’t cutting it anymore, can you please catch up with the rest of the world with technology?

  3. Margaret says

    I am tempted to stop watching NBC!! Every time they actually get a good new show, such as Chase, they show a few episodes and then cancel it! They should have tried to move it to another night or time slot—not cancel it!!

  4. Linda says

    Chase was the best new show. Why not try moving it to another
    night? Like Sunday or Saturday. There are too many reality shows.

  5. Michelle says

    I have a very hard time starting to watch any show on NBC when they cancel a series there is never any closure all of a sudden it is just over. Like Chase I really liked that show.

  6. brad says

    NBC sucks first they cancel Heroes that i got in too. Then they cancel Chase, Why don’t they sell some of these shows to ABC or FOX.

  7. andrew says

    i read this list and i almost cried for like 9 of these shows.. partically persons unknow this show brought me and my sister closer together then any thing before we got into so many fights about this and who the program was. we have beeen waiting for season two for ever! and now its not comming i felt like screaming and i wish they would just continue it! please love andrew mendoza(:

  8. Hall says

    What about Chase on NBC ? Good show there are so many NCI ,CiS SHOWS . Who cares. You show that these shows are coming to watch and than you take them off just like that . Why bother putting them on TV . You don’t leave them on long enough to see how they go. There was always some thing on to block it and than next week you look to see it and it is not on . I think NBC sucks .

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