FOX Announces Their 2008-09 Schedule. Who’s Been Cancelled?

UnhitchedFOX is the last of the major networks to announce their 2008 – 2009 schedule. ABC, CBS and CW announced theirs earlier this week while NBC got a jump on everybody by holding their upfronts last month.

The series returning to FOX this fall are ‘Til Death, America’s Most Wanted, American Dad, Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader, Bones, Cops, Don’t Forget the Lyrics!, Family Guy, House, King of the Hill, Kitchen Nightmares, The Moment of Truth, Prison Break, The Simpsons, and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Series returning mid-season are 24, American Idol and Hell’s Kitchen.

Like the other networks, FOX is introducing very few new TV shows for the upcoming season. FOX’s are a Jerry O’Connell sitcom called Do Not Disturb (formerly The Inn); action series Dollhouse from Joss Whedon (Firely); Fringe, a sci-fi series from J.J. Abrams (Lost); and a reality series called Secret Millionaire. Fringe and Disturb debut this fall while Dollhouse and Millionaire won’t be seen until mid-season.

With that out of the way, which FOX shows have been cancelled?

Back to You — Though the Kelsey Grammer – Patricia Heaton sitcom garnered better ratings than ‘Til Death, it was cancelled anyway. All 13 episodes have aired with the last one being shown last night.

Canterbury’s Law — The Julianna Margulies series was exiled to Friday nights after an unsuccessful tryout on Mondays. All six episodes have run with the finale having aired on April 18th.

K-Ville — The network maintained that the series was not cancelled after pulling it in December. Anthony Anderson found work on NBC’s Law & Order awhile back. Of the 11 episodes, one didn’t air and surely won’t.

Nashville — The reality show was dumped back in September. There was some talk of finding another outlet but it didn’t happen. All finished episodes have aired.

New Amsterdam — FOX seemed to have little faith in this series from the start. They cut the episode order to eight and the last one aired on April 14th.

The Next Great American Band — This one never caught on and limped to the series finale which aired on December 21, 2007. All 10 episodes have been shown.

The Return of Jezebel James — This was pulled from the schedule some time ago. Only three of the seven episodes have aired. Don’t expect to see the rest on FOX but they are available on The Return of Jezebel JamesiTunes.

Unhitched — The Craig Bierko sitcom ran its course and won’t be back. All six episodes aired with the last one being seen on March 30th. Stay tuned! TV Series Finale home page

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  1. Ashton says

    I think FOX should snatch up Las Vegas from NBC, we all know of the fued between the two networks. With viewers like myself and the cancellation of Las Vegas, we have been sent into a true hatred for NBC. It would be sweet justice for FOX to take over nbc’s Las Vegas, it has atleast 3 more good years. How great would it be to have FOX stick it to nbc yet again!

  2. eddie haynes says

    wow,fox, really congrats ,no really ,on showing teens how it looks when a person gets shot in the throat ,and gets cut ,or blowed up, dont you think that you and other careless brainless pricks are putting this crap in the mind of teens, oh i want to be like sarah and go beat up everyone and kill everybody ,cause shes never arrested ,so i can go out can go out do what she does i can get away with ,think scum!! what your doing ,to us grown folkes its fake ,but to teens who fall in love with these fake people acting,they dont see anything wrong with what shes doing causeshe never gets caught,what is this show as dumb as you directors ,and thiers laws been broken but we forgot to add the cops, weak really weak,how can sarah of the show terminator break into buildings with cameras ,kill people not investgated ,steal autos and pursuit from the cops, at all ,do you directors have something against cops ,you did show them getting beat up and killed, so do you guys hate cops enough to show them how weak and corrupted they are,thats all you show,

  3. Jane says

    New Amsterdam had great potential. Why not continue the story? There is still so much that is left un-done. They should at least finish the first season!

  4. silvia says

    I really really love LAS VEGAS!!! It was a lot of intrigue and fun watching it!!!I don’t understand why it has been cancelled??!! Please…we want more episodes!!!

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