The networks will keep cancelling TV shows just as surely as they’ll keep introducing new ones. Below is the list of TV series that will or have ended during the 2012-13 season. In short, they won’t be back for 2013-14.
This list will be updated as the season progresses so feel free to bookmark and check back.
If you believe a show has been cancelled and don’t see it here, you can check the 2011-12 and 2010-11 lists.
30 Rock (NBC)
Season seven is the end for Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin) and Liz Lemon (Tina Fey).
666 Park Avenue (ABC)
The horror series got off to a slow start and the ratings kept dropping. There are only 13 episodes.
1600 Penn (NBC)
There won’t be any second term for this Josh Gad sitcom. It’s ended after 13 low-rated episodes.
90210 (The CW)
The ratings have really dropped this season so the network has pulled the plug after five years and 114 episodes.
The show’s ratings took a big dip in season two so it’s been canned after 24 episodes.
America’s Best Dance Crew (MTV)
Produced by Randy Jackson, the reality competition ran for seven seasons before being cancelled by MTV.
America’s Most Wanted (FOX, LIfetime)
After 23 seasons, FOX dropped the crime-stopping show. It was picked up for two seasons on Lifetime but they’ve now dropped it as well.
American Chopper (Discovery)
The reality series was cancelled once, was revived, and has now been dropped again. Will it be revived for a second time?
American Guns (Discovery)
The reality series was cancelled following the tragic shootings in Newtown. There won’t be a third season.
Anderson Live (syndicated)
The daytime talk show won’t be returning for a third season. The show will continue to air through Summer 2013.
Animal Practice (NBC)
It turns out that even little monkeys can be fired.
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (Travel)
The cable channel has announced that the 18 episodes of season eight will be the show’s last.
Attack of the Show! (G4)
On the air since 2005, this technology and pop culture series was cancelled due to G4 rebranding itself as “a more upscale, sophisticated guy TV space.”
Bachelor Pad (ABC)
Series creator Mike Fleiss has said the show won’t be back this summer.
Beavis and Butt-head (MTV)
After several years away, Mike Judge resurrected his animated duo. The last episodes aired in December 2011 and there hasn’t been any word about him making any more.
Being Human (BBC America)
The UK supernatural series is ending with season five which has six episodes. The Syfy version will continue.
Ben and Kate (FOX)
The network pulled the low-rated sitcom from the schedule, leaving six unaired episodes.
The Big C (Showtime)
The cable channel renewed the series for a fourth and final season. Four hour episodes will wrap the show.
Body of Proof (ABC)
After two low-rated seasons, producers tried to spice things up in season three. It didn’t help and ABC has decided to call it quits.
Bomb Girls (ReelzChannel)
The show has been cancelled in Canada but will wrap up with a two-hour movie.
The cable channel has dropped the Kelsey Grammer series after two seasons and 18 episodes. There won’t be a third season but the may make a movie to wrap things up.
Breaking Bad (AMC)
Walter and Jesse have been given their walking papers. Who will survive to see the end? The final eight episodes will air during Summer 2013.
Following the death of one of the show’s stars, the cable channel has decided to cancel the show.
Burn Notice (USA Network)
The cable channel has announced that season seven is the end of the series.
The Catalina (The CW)
Another reality show, this program ran for six episodes during the summer of 2012. Not many viewers noticed.
The Choice (FOX)
Hosted by Cat Deeley, this dating show tried to find mates for eligible celebrities. The show never found much ratings love.
Common Law (USA Network)
The bickering cops have solved their last case together. The Friday night series was cancelled due to low ratings. A crime?
CSI: NY (CBS)
After nine seasons and 197 episodes, Gary Sinise and company are done.
Cult (The CW)
The thriller series debuted to low ratings and was then sent to Friday nights. It did much worse there and the network pulled and cancelled the show.
The Revenge-like series started okay in the ratings but quickly fell. The numbers just couldn’t justify a second season.
It was announced that the show’s eighth season will be its last. The series finale is expected to air in September 2013.
Dirty Jobs (Discovery)
The Mike Rowe series has been on the air since 2003 but they won’t be making any more episodes.
Do No Harm (NBC)
Following the worst premiere in major broadcast network history, the peacock dropped this drama. Only two episodes had aired.
Dogs in the City (CBS)
The Justin Silver and his canine pals won’t be back on the network this summer.
Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23 (ABC)
The network pulled the sitcom after poor ratings in season two, leaving eight leftover episodes. The stars confirmed the show’s cancellation.
Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime)
The cable channel decided to drop the series after four seasons on the air. UPDATE: Lifetime decided to un-cancel the series.
With Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Robin Thicke, and Jennifer Nettles as mentors, this singing competition aired during the summer of 2012. It won’t be back.
Emily Owens, MD (The CW)
The smallest network has decided they won’t be producing any more episodes of the low-rated drama.
The cable channel has opted not to order a third season of their low-rated dramedy.
The Fades (BBC America)
The series aired for six episodes on BBC America here in the States. It originated in the UK where the decision was made not to create a second season.
Family Tools (ABC)
Two low-rated episodes was all the alphabet network needed to know that they didn’t need this sitcom on the 2013-14 schedule.
Fairly Legal (USA Network)
Despite making some changes after the first season, the ratings just wouldn’t go up. It’s now been cancelled after 23 episodes.
This Canadian series started airing on CBS and then moved to ION. The producers announced that the show would end after five seasons and 75 total epiosdes.
Never a big ratings success, this cult-favorite series said goodbye with a fifth season of 13 episodes.
Futurama (Comedy Central)
The animated series has been cancelled again, this time by Comedy Central. The seventh and final season will conclude in September 2013.
The Glass House (ABC)
CBS sued ABC because they felt that this was a knock-off of their long-running Big Brother series. They ultimately dropped the suit because Glass House was such a ratings failure. ABC dropped the show for the same reason.
Go On (NBC)
The peacock network has decided against making a second season of the Matthew Perry sitcom.
Golden Boy (CBS)
This show drew mediocre ratings at the start but they started to perk up mid-season. Unfortunately they dropped back down again and CBS has now cancelled the series.
Gossip Girl (The CW)
The smallest network renewed the drama for a sixth and final season.
Green Lantern: The Animated Series (Cartoon Network)
The adventures of Hal Jordan have been cut short — after two story arcs and 26 episodes.
Guys with Kids (NBC)
The young dads will have more time to spend with their families. The show’s been cancelled.
Happy Endings (ABC)
This little sitcom established a small but faithful following in the first two seasons. For whatever reason, many stopped watching in season three.
The Hour (BBC America)
Revolving around the production of a current affairs program in the 1950s, this UK series lasted two seasons and 12 episodes.
How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life (ABC)
This sitcom with a very long name didn’t attract enough viewers to be renewed for a second season.
Judge Joe Brown (syndication)
After 15 years, the court show is ending over a contract dispute.
In Living Color (FOX)
The network had plans to reboot the sketch comedy series but later decided against it.
One of the most popular shows on cable television, iCarly ended with a special in November 2012.
The Inbetweeners (MTV)
Though the original has been a big hit in the UK, the US version didn’t catch on with many viewers. There won’t be a second season.
Inside Men (BBC America)
Following the events leading up to an armed robbery, this UK drama ran for just four episodes. It’s been confirmed that there won’t be any more.
The Jeff Probst Show (syndicated)
Stations had signed up for two years of the talk show but it never caught on with a large audience so it’s been cut. The tribe has spoken.
Jersey Shore (MTV)
The cable channel has decided to pull the plug on the very successful reality series after six seasons.
The Job (CBS)
After two very low-rated airings, the network pulled the competition off the air. CBS may get around to airing the six leftover episodes but they surely won’t be making any more.
The late-night talk show has been cancelled after two seasons. Rest assured, Kathy Griffin will return to television soon.
The LA Complex (The CW)
Bell Media in Canada decided to drop the drama and The CW followed suit here in the states. There are just 19 episodes and two seasons.
Last Resort (ABC)
The action drama got off to a poor start and the ratings got worse as the season progressed. ABC won’t order any episodes beyond the initial 13.
The cable channel decided to end the story about a group of modern Robin Hoods. Thankfully, the cast and crew were able to film a true series finale.
Life’s Too Short (HBO)
The comedy has ended after just seven episodes but the cable channel will air a wrap up special.
Love You, Mean It with Whitney Cummings (E!)
After just a few months and a dozen episodes, this talk show has been pulled.
Made in Jersey (CBS)
Not surprisingly, CBS has dumped the low-rated Friday night drama after just two episodes. Petition link.
Malibu Country (ABC)
Reba McEntire’s first sitcom ran for years but this one just didn’t catch on.
The BBC announced that the show is ending after five seasons and 65 episodes. The series finale is expected to air on Syfy in March.
The Mob Doctor (FOX)
The network isn’t ordering any more episodes of the low-rated drama.
Mob Wives Chicago (VH1)
The cable channel decided not to order a second season of the docu-series.
Hosted by Howie Mandel, this hidden-camera flash-mob series ran for 11 episodes over the course of two seasons.
Monday Mornings (TNT)
The medical drama never caught on with a large audience so TNT opted not to order a second season.
The New Normal (NBC)
A comedy about a gay couple and their new family started out strong but the ratings declined quickly without strong lead-in support. Thankfully the storylines were wrapped up in the last episode.
The Next: Fame Is at Your Doorstep (The CW)
Mentors like Gloria Estefan, Joe Jonas, John Rich, and Nelly weren’t enough to get many viewers watching this singing competition.
The Office (NBC)
The peacock network’s highest-rated scripted series is finished with the ninth season.
The comedy’s ratings would have been welcomed on other networks but they weren’t good enough for CBS.
Political Animals (USA)
It was billed as a limited series but if the Sigourney Weaver show performed well enough, it would have become a regular series. It didn’t so there won’t be a second season.
Private Practice (ABC)
The ratings have been dropping for awhile and Kate Walsh announced she was leaving so there won’t be a seventh season.
Ready for Love (NBC)
The peacock network decided to dump the dating series after three episodes.
Red Widow (ABC)
This Sunday night drama got off to a poor start and the ratings went down from there. It’s been cancelled.
Retired at 35 (TV Land)
The cable channel dropped the low-rated sitcom after two seasons and 20 episodes.
The Ricki Lake Show (syndicated)
The daytime talk show won’t be returning for a second season.
Rock Center with Brian Williams (NBC)
This low-rated news show has been shown the door after two low-rated seasons.
Rules of Engagement (CBS)
After seven seasons and 100 episodes (and nearly as many timeslots), this sitcom has been put to rest.
Scooby Doo! Mystery Incorporated (Cartoon Network)
The latest Scooby TV series is ending after two seasons and 52 episodes.
The Secret Life of the American Teenager (ABC Family)
The fifth season of the cable drama is its last. The final episodes started airing in March 2013.
Secret Millionaire (ABC)
This reality show ran for one short season on FOX in 2008 before being cancelled. ABC picked it up in 2011 and it ran for two seasons before the alphabet network dropped it too.
The Shadow Line (DirecTV)
This detective series originated in the UK and ran for seven episodes in 2011. They all ran on DirecTV and there aren’t any more.
Shameless (Channel 4 in UK)
Season 11 of the original Shameless series (not the US version that airs on Showtime) is the last season.
Skins (Channel 4 in UK)
It’s been announced that the series will end with season seven. It will be broadcast in early 2013.
A musical drama, Smash started out strong but lost a lot of steam in its first season. NBC renewed it but a lot of viewers didn’t return to watch season two.
NBC cancelled the series after one season and now TNT has dropped it after five.
Season three is the end of the warrior’s tale.
Surprise with Jenny McCarthy (NBC)
The network announced this new reality show for 2012-13 but later cancelled their plans. Only the pilot was produced.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Cartoon Network)
Lucasfilm has announced that they are ending the animated series and postponing plans for Star Wars Detours, a new series.
Take Me Out (FOX)
George Lopez hosted this dating game show that ran during the summer of 2012. The ratings were not good so it won’t be back.
Troupe Stars: (ABC)
The singing competition for military personnel was going to start airing in June 2013 but has been dropped instead.
Viewers seem to like Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer better. Not enough people watched Touch.
Up All Night</em> (NBC)
After low ratings and backstage drama, NBC decided to just pull the plug.
This looked like a big hit last summer but never lived up to ratings expectations. It’s done.
Many Nickelodeon shows have ended with 60 episodes and this one is no exception. The final 15 episodes will air during the 2012-13 season.
Wedding Band (TBS)
The Brian Austin Green comedy series was scrapped after 10 episodes.
What Not to Wear (TLC)
The cable channel has announced that the 10th season of 26 episodes will be the show’s last.
NBC has dropped the sitcom after two seasons and 38 episodes.
A TV show about video games that includes reviews and comedy skits, X-Play was cancelled due to the cable channel deciding to go in a new brand direction.
Young Justice (Cartoon Network)
The series lasted two seasons and 46 episodes. It’s being replaced by Teen Titans Go!.
Zero Hour (ABC)
The network pulled the Anthony Edwards drama after three very low-rated episodes.
What do you think? Are you surprised or disappointed that any of these shows won’t be back for 2013-14?
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