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. says

    Not one of these was a great loss to me. Some I didn’t even recognise their names. The shows I like most have been renewded for another season. YEA!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Dawn says

    Alot of great shows are gone and I am not looking foward to any of the new shows this season. Brothers and Sister loved the cast and story lines. The Defenders REALLY WAHT ARE YOU THINKING!!! HumanTarget lookforward to that each week,

  3. B. Martin says

    Human Target was really a quality series. I also loved the Good Guys. But hey that’s the problem… Fox has always come up with some brilliant shows that didn’t turn into Wildfires right away. Once in a great while they wait for an audience to build… but more often than not they just pull the plug. Examples? There are too many to list… Fringe got some time to build. But for every Fringe there are a dozen “Strange Luck”, “Adventures of Brisco County Jr”, “Good Guys”, etc.

    Boo Fox… Dammit… you should’ve let Human Target run at least ONE more season.

  4. M. Hudson says

    I want them to bring back Human Target, Lie to Me, Ordinary Family and Good Guys. W feel the same as many on this list. You take off all the good shows, good actors and put on reality junk. There are no choices anymore.

  5. a.brown says

    Several of my favorites were cancaelled but I cannot believe that Off The Map didn’t make it. It had to be far and away one of the best new shows. I’ll also really miss Human Target. The least the networks could do is wrap up the series, instead of leaving us hanging

  6. Marvis says

    It always feels like a lot of my favourite tv shows are being cancelled early. However, looking at the long list I realized it’s not really that many that I am going to miss.

    Here’s my list in order:

    1. Law & Order: Criminal Intent: legendary series with superb writing.
    2. Rubicon: I thought this was a brilliant series, but I do like the slower pace series (most don’t seem to)
    3. The Chicago Code: superb cast IMO, good stories and characters.
    4. Breaking in: I liked the cast and it was hilarious. Fast pace.
    5. The Event: gonna miss it just for the fact that there isn’t any replacement for it (we need a new flashforward/lost! ;-))

  7. JoAnne says

    I just want to know why all the good TV shows are always taken off the air and all the junky shows stay. There is still nothing to watch. The “critics” tell us what is good and it just seems that none of us like them and miss a lot of good shows. Maybe we need new critics.

  8. Brink says

    I think I could make better show scheduling and decisions than some of the losers at these networks. What do they leave on tv? Reality shows that are so mundane and have the same dribble with losers on them. All the networks have the same stuff. Friday and Saturday nights have reruns of shows that were on during the week. How lame! I also see most of the soap operas have been cancelled. Not that I like that stuff, but why leave judge what’s their names on like every othe network during the entire afternoon? Really, that is the talent American tv has to offer? Save us!

  9. Pamela Mack says

    No Ordinary Family was a good show. I think that most people didn’t watch even one episode and so it never had a chance to grab viewers. Too bad.

  10. JusT says

    Undercovers was a good show. As was Human Target. Breaking In had a chance to be a good series. Sometimes networks pull the plug way too soon.

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  12. chuck says

    You should bring back human target,Breaking in,and the stargate series because th those were very good shows

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