89 Ending or Cancelled TV Shows for the 2010-11 TV Season [part 4]

Working ClassThe following is the fourth 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.

Scoundrels (ABC)
Airing over the summer, this TV show performed even worse than its sister show, The Gates. All seven episodes have aired and there won’t be any more.

Shaq Vs (ABC) NEW
This reality series pits the star athlete against other stars in their own fields of expertise. It ran for two seasons and 10 episodes but is now done.

Secret Diary of a Call Girl (Showtime) NEW
Star and executive producer Billie Piper signed a deal for the fourth and final season of this UK series. They’ll begin airing on Showtime on April 7th.

Skating with the Stars (ABC)
Essentially an on-ice version of Dancing with the Stars, this reality series was not a hit in the ratings and won’t be back for season two.

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.

Stargate Universe (Syfy)
The most recent member of the Stargate franchise hasn’t attracted as many fans as the previous series. Syfy has cancelled the show and all of the episodes have now aired. Producers and MGM are looking at possible ways to continue the series in some way.

The Suite Life on Deck (Disney) NEW
After two series, it looks like Mr. Moseby is finally getting a rest. Mr. Tipton sells the ship and Cody, Zack, London, Bailey, and Woody graduate.

Supernanny (ABC)
Nanny Jo Frost announced that she wanted to end the series so that she can start a family of her own. The finale aired on March 18, 2011.

Terriers (FX)
Though many viewers and critics loved it, this series never caught on in a big way. FX aired all 13 episodes but there won’t be any more.

Traffic Light (FOX) NEW
This sitcom got poor ratings right out of the gate and they went lowers as the weeks went on. FOX has cancelled it after 13 episodes and one season.

True Beauty (ABC) NEW
Contestants on this reality show believe that they’re competing in a contest of external appearance and talents but they’re actually being judged on their inner beauty. It lasted 16 episodes and two seasons.

Tyler Perry’s House of Payne (TBS) NEW
This sitcom revolves around the Payne family who live in a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia. With 222 episodes, it’s the second-longest running US sitcom with an African-American cast (behind The Jeffersons).

Undercovers (NBC)
An action-comedy series that revolves around a husband and wife spy duo never really got off the ground. The peacock network has decided against ordering anymore episodes, effectively cancelling the TV show.

The alphabet network renewed the serial despite lackluster ratings. Season two did even worse so the cancelled it. Sorry Visitors!

United States of Tara (Showtime) NEW
The ratings had been sliding for quite awhile so the cable channel decided not to order a fourth season.

The Whole Truth (ABC)
This legal series starring Rob Morrow and Maura Tierney had lousy premiere numbers and the ratings seemed to sink lower every week. It’s not known if the network will get around to airing all of the episodes.

Working Class (CMT)
The cable channel’s first sitcom had a great start but the ratings dropped too low for it to get renewed. The last episode aired on April 1st.

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

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

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228 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. Marissa says

    I dont think you should cancel Breaking In it was really funny and it got a decent amount of views so you should br!ing it back for a 2nd season

  2. Paul Anderson says

    Stargate Universe was well written with great tech and scifi stuff. Still, looking thru this list, most cancellations are justified.

  3. TDK says

    I will miss all of these (some more than others but all of the ones in my list are better shows than many things that “do well” in the ratings): $#*! My Dad Says (CBS), Better with You (ABC), Breaking In (FOX), The Cape (NBC), Chase (NBC), The Chicago Code (FOX), Dark Blue (TNT), The Defenders (CBS), Friday Night Lights (NBC), The Good Guys (FOX), Human Target (FOX), Law & Order: Criminal Intent (USA), Lie to Me (FOX), Mr. Sunshine (ABC), No Ordinary Family (ABC), Running Wilde (FOX), and Terriers (FX). By the way, one that wasn’t on your list that I will miss is Better Off Ted.

    Although it never surprises me when shows I like get cancelled (because ratings never seem “fair” to me, especially in our current age of DVR and Internet TV), it always disappoints me.

    • TDK says

      I will also miss Closer but at least they will be allowed to wrap things up in a finale. It’s horrible when shows get cancelled in mid-stream and leave you hanging.

  4. Kathy says

    How many more “reality” shows can there be? We watch TV to escape reality for a little while. . .we see it every day and don’t care to watch people on tv fighting and trying to be the “ultimate sole survivor” to win a million $$. Don’t care to watch people placed together under one roof to test them against each other or moral standards (Big Brother — oh brother, what a waste of time. . . boo to Julie Chen for hosting such nonsense -should have stuck to true journalism)! And how many more forensics can we take (NCIS and CSI are like Survivor; in every country, on every island that exists, reknowned or not)! PLEASE RECONSIDER #*!? My Dad Says, V, Mad Love, Off the Map and all the others that were not polled by us viewers!

  5. Ceil Akin says

    I know it’s so much cheaper to make all the reality shows which is why so many of them survive. I’m retired and am a die-hard TV addict. I have two DVRs and record four shows simultaneously during primetime. I love sitcoms, dramas, police dramas, CSI, NCIS, Criminal Minds, NatGeo, Science, Bio, History, Discovery, Animal Planet, Syfy, and more. I record everything and watch during my own timeframe. Don’t care for many of the reality shows. BORING!! I like to laugh and to think. My TV wakes me at 7:30 and lulls me to sleep between 12 & 2 AM. The rating system has no idea what people are really watching. So many great shows have lasted only one season–it’s ridiculous!!!

  6. kk says

    Who ever is in charge of ratings sucks!!!! Lie to Me was great, unlike all those stupid reality shows. Chase, Human Target, Off the Map, and Brother’s and Sister’s was also great.

  7. Jody says

    Brother’s and Sister’s is one of my favorites!!!! I will definitely miss the Walker Family… And i too wonder what happened to Cold Case???

    • Icy says

      Cold Case was cancelled last May, due to the fact that everyone was contracted for seven seasons. The cast wanted to move on, CBS purposely put it on at ten pm, just so they could say that it was low ratings, that not enough younger fans watched it; Which wasn’t even true.

      They should had made a better series finale, the network clearly knew they weren’t going to renew it….

  8. adnil says

    Can’t understand why all these “reality” shows stay on and shows like Chase get cancelled. Yes, who does the ratings? Not us “common” folks who watch the shows for sure. What ever happened to Cold Case? It was one of my favorite shows. Oh well…..

  9. Barb says

    Detroit 1-8-7 will definitely be missed. The main character’s relationship with his coworkers was interesting. All actors seemed to be well cast. It was actually filmed in Detroit. Too bad it was cancelled rather than some other shows that are still on.

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