89 Ending or Cancelled TV Shows for the 2010-11 TV Season [part 2]

Human Target canceled season threeThe following is the third part of a list of TV series that are ending or have been cancelled during the 2010-11 season.

For more, be sure to check out part one, part two, and part three of the listings.

Note: Go here for the latest 2011-12 season list.

Networks and cable channels have different ideas of when a season starts or ends but, to us, it makes sense to start the season on June 1, 2010 and and it on May 31, 2011. In some cases, the last episode of a show aired earlier than these dates 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.

Downfall (ABC) NEW
Hosted by Chris Jericho, this game show takes place on top of a building and puts a contestant’s potential earnings on a conveyer belt. If they don’t answer correctly or fast enough, they and their prizes are sent hurling off the building to the streets below. All five produced episodes aired.

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.

The Event (NBC)
A part of NBC’s troubled Monday night line-up, this serial drama began decently but kept losing viewers nearly every week.

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.

The Gates (ABC)
The summer serial revolves around a gated community that’s populated by people with supernatural secrets. Though vampires and magic are very popular with viewers, this one didn’t catch on. It won’t be back for a second season.

Glory Daze (TBS)
A sitcom about a bunch of college guys in the 1980s didn’t catch on with audiences. The show’s life has been cut short after one season and 10 episodes.

The Good Guys (FOX)
Though it has some passionate fans, this FOX series could never attract a very big audience. The network has decided to discontinue it and all 20 episodes have aired.

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.

Greek (ABC Family)
This college-based series was barely renewed for season four because of a decline in ratings. Season four gave the producers enough time to create a true series finale which aired in March.

Hannah Montana (Disney Channel)
Miley Cyrus decided to call it quits and to move on after four seasons. The final episode aired January 16, 2011.

Hellcats (The CW)
This show about a college cheerleader didn’t bring in enough viewers for the network executives. The finale aired on the same day it was cancelled, May 17th.

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.

Human Target (FOX) NEW
Christopher Chance has survived all kinds of dangerous situations but couldn’t survive the ratings game. The action TV series has been cancelled after two seasons.

I’m in the Band (Disney XD)
This sitcom about a boy band won’t be back for a third season. The remaining season two episodes will air throughout the rest of this year.

In Treatment (HBO)
The Gabriel Byrne series has come to a close after three seasons but HBO has indicated that they’re interested in continuing it in another form.

JONAS LA (Disney Channel)
The trio of Jonas brothers may still be popular with the pre-teens but their TV show never caught on. It began as JONAS with the boys attending school on the East coast. The moved west and the show’s title changed but the ratings didn’t get better. No season three.

Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List (Bravo)
The reality show’s been a part of Bravo’s schedule since 2005. Griffin will continue doing specials for the cable channel.

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 was replaced by one hosted by British television personality and journalist Piers Morgan.

Last Comic Standing (NBC)
This reality series was cancelled by NBC in 2008 and then revived for 2010. It may rise again someday but not for next season.

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

Law & Order: Los Angeles (NBC) NEW
Dick Wolf has had a long and successful relationship with NBC but that wasn’t enough to save this latest series in the Law & Order franchise.

Lie to Me (FOX) NEW
The series about the ultra-observant Cal Lightman (Tim Roth) and his team has come to a close after three seasons on the air.

Losing It with Jillian (NBC) NEW
Starring one of the trainers from The Biggest Loser, this weight-loss series ran for one season of eight episodes. The finale aired on July 20, 2010.

For more, be sure to check out part one, part three, and part four of this list.

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

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123 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. Yvette Hicks says

    ABC and FOX would not know a good show if it hit them in the face…..I guess stupid-a$$ reality shows RULE!

  2. Marion Wilde says

    Take off decent shows that attract older viewers? The vieweres that can *afford* to purchase the products hyped? Then put on stupid sitcoms and reality shows? Think I’ll start watching the 2700 movie tities I’ve collected on DVD. They don’t get cancelled after one season…..

  3. Nicole says

    This is ridiculous! Lie t me was an amazing show! The networks are nuts! How are they supposed to get ratings when there are 5 million shows on at the same time? Plus, they keep canceling all the great shows and leave on this bull reality! Come on! I start watching a show, younger hooked, they end the season with a cliffhanger, and then they cancel it! At least end the show, or cancel it before the finale. So they have time to close up the story lines!!!!!!!!

  4. Dumb Networks says

    They cancel good shows and leave that reality crap and singing, dancing, other stupid stuff on. If they cancel Sons of Anarchy I will cancel all my cable and internet and live in the woods!! There were some good shows on that list!

  5. JackTheRipper says

    What the networks should do is to create finale episodes ahead of time so that if they decide to cancel a show, they can air the finale and give the show closure, or at least put the finale online. Ten of my favorite shows are going bye bye, and most if not all will be unresolved. If that fact isn’t a killer, I’d like to know what is?

  6. Susan Beamer says

    Definitely will miss Human Target…hoping FOX will reconsider their decision…loved the show and the cast!!!

  7. C Canttell says

    1. Sorry to see The Supernanny go. What she did works. Many people (and especially the children) have and would benefit from another “super” nanny with the charm, honesty and knowledge – has/is someone looked for a replacement?

    2. Heck, if 2 1/2 men can replace Charlie (hip, hip horray since NO ONE is worth that kind of money for each episode) then what are you waiting for. I know NOW I will watch it – made me sick to think of the job less and people striving to just survive.

    3. Glad to see some series such as “Castle” “Mentalist” “Good Wife” making it back with just good entertainment and not all that blood and guts that I must watch after kids are in bed.

  8. expat says

    Imagination and brains yield to “reality” and bubblegum. Lie to Me, Stargate U, Chicago Code, Detroit 1-8-7, Medium. Ugh, I have enough reality to deal with.

  9. says

    Networks don’t give shows a chance to catch on anymore. I was particularly fond of Chase form the very beginning. After watching Law and Order: LA mid way through I thought it would catch on because the Law and Order format is very familiar but predictable and has little focus on the main cast. The show that I will miss far more than is Brothers and Sisters; it was refreshing to see normal family dysfunction on tv for a change. It seems that they ax any show that portrays real people and keep mindless nonsense on tv.

  10. CaptainObvious says

    You should have canceled “The Abortion” err I mean “Private Practice.” The show is politically-motivated crap.

  11. Paula R says

    It seems like they axe every show that my family, friends & I look forward to seeing. Breaking In & Happy Endings were two hilarious new shows! Laugh Out Loud Funny! Then to find out you’re cancelling excellent shows like Lie To Me, Detroit 187, Chicago Code, Lights Out, Chase, Terriers and Off the Map …. REALLY??? Lets also add in Brothers & Sisters and Parenthood on the Axe List. COME ON!! Are they kidding? Who are the idiots in charge of deciding a show’s fate? Do they decide to cancel any shows that have the slightest bit of acting talent, intelligence, creativity or incredible writing? Does everything have to be all about money? Can’t some of it actually be for pure entertainment? Let’s just air MORE crap Reality Shows for the totally brain dead & Teens. Let’s remake more stupid shows & movies that we’ve seen over & over again. Love those Remakes … NOT!! Anytime Writers come through with new, creative & interesting shows- they go back to the “same old” junk TV that worked in the past decades. The audience & writers have changed in the last 40 years. Thanks to the New Age of Electronics, your audience actually does have intelligence. The Writers should be allowed to be imaginitive & earn the money they are getting paid for… so let them write! If you don’t allow creativity, why are they there?? Let us care when they go on strike. Some of us actually enjoy new ideas . I love it when the Network heads scratch their heads & ponder why so much of their audience has gone to Cable. Its’ because Cable allows their shows to be fresh, imaginitive & challenging. Cable allows it’s audience to use it’s brains, which the “Axe Men” apparently don’t seem to know how to use.

  12. AG says

    I think that from now on, instead of investing in a series from the beginning, and then seeing it canceled with a cliffhanger, I’m just going to catch up on the successful shows only.

  13. pat says

    Detroit, Brothers and sisters, Human Taget. and Lie to me were great show, It is sad when you cancel a good show and you keep reality tv for no brainers

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