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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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g. c August 16, 2011 at 1:44 am

I agree with everything everybody is saying! You take great shows with substance and end them without letting them finish. So alot of us are stuck wondering what happened! I loved the show V, it ended with my hopes of intrgue to find out what happpens next! BUT KNOW WONT FIND OUT! The show the Gates very interesting show waited all year for it and no nothing! And i absolutly loved HELLCATS! That show cheered me up! But i honestly find it absolutly disguisting that we dont have any say in all this! i dont think that its fair to just drop them, they could have at least allowed the people who enjoyed these many Fallen shows to have the fulliment of closure! just a thought! And other shows i liked that are gone were; Heroes, The Forgotten, The 11th Hour, Flash forward, thats to name a few! Anyways i will end here! And hope someday the networks will hear our many concerns on the goodness of american television, until then i still choose not to watch the garbage thAT IS BEING LEAKED INTO the box we call TV!

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J Kobe August 7, 2011 at 3:45 pm

All the major networks have had a problem keeping well-scripted shows on the air–if NCIS: The Event was released it would do just fine. I follow darker shows, scifi, etc. and they never survive on the majors. It is a miracle that Fringe has lasted, though FOX has been able to sustain one SciFi/fantasy show at a time. Hint: don’t bother with a 2nd FOX scifi until at least after Fringe gets cancelled. (NBC, CBS and ABC cans all of theirs in one season or less). It is waste of time to get involved. The 2nd tier networks have some good well-written stuff and give their shows a chance because they don’t move them around a lot and/or show them more than once a week. IF AMC comes up with a scifi subject I’ll be on board–”figuratively”

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Mr. P August 4, 2011 at 12:20 pm

Seriously??? I mean seriously?? Pretty much every show I enjoyed and looked forward to last season is cancelled. I think I’m done watching TV. This always happens and I waste my time getting interested in a show just to never know what happens next. At least give a show with decent ratings one more season to finish up. Going to miss The Event, Human Target, Lie to Me, No Ordinary Family, and V! I agree with those above who say that there are too many garbage reality TV shows.

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tone July 24, 2011 at 9:18 pm

I’ll miss Entourage, V, No Ordinary Family and Lie To Me all great Shows. I thought The Event and The Gate was the same show!! loll But like Susan C said we need more talentless shows like AI and So You Think You Can Dance and America’s got No Talent and Survivor and that Amazing Race that takes forever!!

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Susan C July 5, 2011 at 10:33 pm

Along with a bunch of of other good series, they cancel Lie to Me, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order: LA, Friday Night Lights, Jonas L.A. and Hellcats. Just another reason why people should not even bother getting interested in t.v. series unless they are about dancing, singing, or picking a bachelor or bachelorette, which is so overrated!

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GW July 5, 2011 at 8:04 pm

“Human Target” and “Lie To Me” are unique with adventure, drama, and humor. They are exciting, not boring like all the reality shows that have flooded TV programing. It is a shame that all the good programs get eliminated. Maybe another station will pick up these shows and continue good programing.

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Michelle June 21, 2011 at 11:45 am

No, not The Event and The Gates too. I couldn’t wait for the next week to see what was going to happen.

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Wendy June 18, 2011 at 11:36 pm

Lie to me, Off the Map, Hellcats and The Gates were all good…..Off the Map had become my new favorite and it was actually at a time I could watch it on TV instead of Huluing it! It is so sad that we cannot voice our opinions BEFORE the series is canceled not like it would do any good though….. Going to stop watching TV all together not entirely possible since I only watch about 5 hours a week anyway..less now with these shows gone.

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Ryan Lews June 16, 2011 at 4:14 pm

I do hope that the strongly consider not succombing to the rumors that the Special Victims Unit will no longer have a place on Television. Season 12 has proven to be the best put out so far and Dick Wolf has outdone himself yet again! Keep the incredible storylines coming Dick!!!

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Mic helle June 14, 2011 at 7:38 am

I can’t believe they cancelled Good Guys. I’ve been waiting for the new season to air. Really sad they take away the good shows and keep the bad ones.

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joel dunkel June 9, 2011 at 4:57 pm

I think cancelling”CHAOS” is huge mistake.eacvh viewer i’vementioned it to.has loved it

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Brett June 3, 2011 at 9:58 pm

I love Lie to Me and Outsourced. I can’t believe their leaving. Great shows with fantastic writing. I feel like TV execs are just not in tune with the American Viewer. But ratings are everything, Oh well. Hopefuly the few episodes each program has produced will come out on DVD. Good bye my friends, I wish you the best and hope to see you in something special very soon.

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CRAIG JACOBS June 3, 2011 at 2:14 pm

To bad about Chicago Code, great story line and even better acting, what is the problem!!!!???? Do not cancel this show it has a few seasons left in it

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Judy June 2, 2011 at 4:53 pm

I’m very sorry to see Hard Target leave. I don’t think it was given a chance (not a play on words). Get rid of the young girl and continue the show.

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Regan June 2, 2011 at 8:09 am

I watched the final of Chicago Code and I’m dumbfounded by the cancellation of this action-packed series. My wife (who is by no means a cop TV series lover) can’t get enough of the program. Fox has taken a season to set up all the characters and based on your moral code, everyone has who they like and dislike. I have a hard time getting the song out of my mind after I watch the program. It plays for a day or more. I don’t like crime and I like the way they go about solving it. All good actors. Strong personalities. Give it a chance Fox and maybe figure out a way to advertise it better?!

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