The following is the third part of a list of TV series that are ending or have been cancelled during the 2010-11 season.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What do you think? Are there any shows on this list that you’ll particularly miss?
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