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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  1. macushla says

    I do NOT understand how Fox could cancel “The Good Guys”! It was completely unrealistic, but completely HILARIOUS! I was skeptical about Bradley Whitford in a comedy (tho his comic delivery in West Wing and Studio 60 was perfect), of his doing an accent and was REALLY skeptical about that awful mustache, but this character was EPIC, just inspired, side-splitting. And Tom & Rita’s little boy, Colin? Just the perfect foil– remarkable comic timing and deadpan facial mugging. But then, I don’t understand how Fox does a lot of things, like letting Lisa Edelstein get away in their salary-cutting moves.

  2. macushla says

    Very disappointed about the cancellations of “Lie to Me” and “Friday Night Lights”! Loved the witty repartée between Tim Roth and the rest of the cast, even if the series itself was a bit farfetched. “Friday Night Lights” was unique in the realistic turnover of graduating characters, rather than finding silly, soap opera gimmicks for them. And to the extent any TV series is realistic (i.e., not much), it at least produced real, blue collar people without excess stereotyping– people are multi-dimensional, imperfect and do have real problems which are not always resolved.

  3. chris z says

    this shows get canceled because u air them at the same time that american idol, or the dancing crap, next big thing! if they would run with the other big series then rating would b up! but american idol plays at 8pm and so does the cape! 2 good shows at same time! and to many people WILL NOT PAY FOR A DVR! U NEED TO THINK ABOUT!

  4. Thelma says

    I love: Human Target, Chicago Code, and Chase. I love especially: The Good Guys and Breaking In, and the Event because our whole family can sit down and watch it together. My 3 boys love the Good Guys. Like everyone says here..its the ratings..the money..I am so sick and tired of reality shows…but I guess a lot of people thrive on the gossips and lives of other people…I just wish there’s another network that would listen to us and put all these good shows together…

  5. Jewell says

    They don’t even give shows a chance to gain ratings! I loved Breaking in! It was hilarious! Human Target was different and the cast was awesome! One thing I notice is they seem to almost want a show to fail by moving it from the night you always watch to some obscure night. They doom the shows. I do not watch reality shows. I will not watch them ever. I noticed I am watching less and less TV and if they keep cancelling good shows I won’t be watching it at all. I will say the spin off of Criminal Minds was a bad idea, they cast that all wrong. So that is the only one I can agree should cancel.

  6. GAFARMBOY says

    I watched 3 Fox shows. Good Guys, Human Target and Fringe. I’ve never heard someone say, 1 out of 3 ain’t bad.

  7. Angie says

    Loved Law and Order LA but absolutely HATED Terence Howard. Sorry but he is reason enough not to watch.

  8. TVismylife says

    I am really sorry to see Human Target go. It’s well written, action packed, and has a great cast. I guess if you aren’t binge drinking, over-tanning or dancing with someone you don’t stand a chance…Booooooo!

    Fox, please reconsider.

    Chance, Guerrero and Winston, I will really miss you guys!

  9. keith says

    CW what r u thinking Hellcat’s was a good show but u moved it off of weds night it was find on that day there was nothing that i watch on weds but tues you got CBS top shows so sad that u cancled it i lved the cast

  10. Jodie says

    So far on the list I have to say I’m going to miss, Brothers and Sisters, Lie to Me, The Chicago Code and Friday Night Lights. It’s a death sentence to be well written. More cheap reality TV like the Jersey “whatever”. This is crap.

  11. says

    I’m really going to miss Chicago Code. I also love Human Target.

    I don’t get why they choose reality shows over good writing. I guess it’s cheaper to produce, but nothing is as good as it used to be. Many shows are cancelled when they should be moved to a better night or time slot. They should ask the people before they cancel shows.
    It’s just not right.

  12. b.cox says

    NBC<CBS< and ABC….what is wrong with you guys????I love L&O LA,,,,,I hate to see it go…really good drama, superbly cast…if you think I am watching another reality show,,you are nuts…TNT, USA, and Sundays PBS have great drama…who needs you…If you take off Castle, BlueBloods, The mentalist, The Good Wife or Harry's Law,,we are really through…I refuse to see your adds and will become a computer geek…what is wrong with you guys?

  13. Anonymous says

    Wow i thought soaps were never in danger for getting cancelled how can you cancel aldl my children? That is such a dumb move now that it will be off the air i will not watch abc channel again! How dare you abc now i know how you feel about your viewers

  14. Kathi says

    I can’t believe Human Target and The Chicago Code are being cancelled. They are two of the most exciting shows on tv right now. FOX is constantly cancelling the best shows and leaving the stupid ones on the air.

    • metaphor says

      DITTO!! They’re history, along with nearly every other show with a plot, good acting, and intelligent scripting. We’re so sick of stupid ‘reality’ – meaning cheap to produce – shows with no content that we’re reading more and tv surfing less. [And we buy lots of stuff so advertisers will miss us.] Get with it, programming people!

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