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Round One: Which TV Show Should Be Saved from Being Cancelled?

Better Off Ted and TraumaAs you can tell by looking at this page, several shows have already been cancelled this season. And unfortunately, the blood-bath isn’t over yet.

By May, numerous other TV shows will be cancelled and loyal viewers will have to say farewell to characters that they’ve come to know and love. There are more than 30 shows that are very possibly on the chopping block right now.

Some are almost certainly goners (Better Off Ted, Brothers) while others are very likely to return for another season (Fringe, Castle). Crazy things can happen though. Who would have guessed that NBC would end up ordering seven more episodes of Trauma after essentially cancelling it?

Round One: Which bubble show should be saved?

  • V (2%)
  • Trauma (7%)
  • Scrubs (2%)
  • Rules of Engagement (1%)
  • Past Life (0%)
  • One Tree Hill (4%)
  • Numb3rs (2%)
  • The New Adventures of Old Christine (2%)
  • Mercy (2%)
  • Mental (1%)
  • Melrose Place (1%)
  • Medium (9%)
  • Life Unexpected (1%)
  • Lie to Me (3%)
  • Human Target (1%)
  • Heroes (3%)
  • Gary Unmarried (1%)
  • Fringe (8%)
  • the forgotten (1%)
  • Flashpoint (2%)
  • FlashForward (3%)
  • The Deep End (1%)
  • Community (3%)
  • Cold Case (1%)
  • Chuck (8%)
  • Castle (7%)
  • Brothers (0%)
  • Better Off Ted (13%)
  • Accidentally on Purpose (3%)
  • 'Til Death (0%)
  • 24 (8%)

Total Votes: 1,613

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This is your turn to play network executive. Which bubble show would you save if you had the power to do so?

This is a smackdown-style game which means that we’ll be doing it in three rounds. You can only vote once right now but, next week, we’ll take the top winners and you can vote again on those.

Is choosing just one of these shows too tough? Is a TV programmer’s job an easy one? After you’ve voted, leave a comment below and share your decision. You might just convince someone to follow your lead!

UPDATE: This round is now closed. Please proceed to round two…


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{ 69 comments… read them below or add one }

Julie August 18, 2010 at 12:06 pm

Heroes and Flashforward are two great shows that at least deserve a wrap-up episode so we know what happened


Erica August 11, 2010 at 7:09 pm

Please do not cancel Trauma or Mercy. Give it another season


Aaliyah July 1, 2010 at 4:45 am

As The World Turns should be kept on the air, its the best soap by far, better than DOOL or B&B and Y&R.


Natalie Vargas June 29, 2010 at 7:51 pm



Erin June 22, 2010 at 3:33 pm

KEEP MERCY ON!!! PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


V. House May 28, 2010 at 7:51 pm

I still would like to know if Bonnie really wanted to be taken off the air to do something else. It is really hard to know because I am sure she can’t say how she really feels on air. I will miss her very much. She was a bright spot in my morning.


francne May 28, 2010 at 4:59 pm

mercy, trauma, and Miami Med should be renewed, can’t believe that they are canceling flash point,,,,,, everyone I know has been watching it…… same with mercy, and trauma….Medium one of the most entertaining….. I am going to increase my cable stations, I have about had it with abc, nbc, cbs, and if fox cancels fringe, their out as well..francine


Debi May 17, 2010 at 11:17 pm



surbhit May 15, 2010 at 10:53 pm

flashforward is one of the most amazing shows i hav ever seen
it should b renewed if not on abc then on sme other network!!!


John May 13, 2010 at 5:55 pm



V. House May 7, 2010 at 3:20 pm

I think that Bonnie Hunt should not be canceled. For those of you who do not even know about her – her show in the morning is one of the funniest, warm, and genuinely entertaining shows on TV. She involves her also very funny crew and her mom who guests on there once a week is HILARIOUS.
NBC is making a BIG mistake. She was not even advertised that much. Her shows were genuinely entertaining and I could not believe that she is being canceled.
When a really good show gets going – why do the networks have to mess with it ?
If you never saw her show – you missed a really great thing ! ! ! ! !


Rebekah April 20, 2010 at 9:30 pm

Trauma, Rules of Engagement, FlashForward, Fringe, Lie to Me, Mental, and Past Life are all awesome shows and should keep on keeping on!!!


jack March 29, 2010 at 12:27 am

i hope Numbers does not get cancelled, its a great show and I have yet to be turn away even when I watch reruns on TNT between 4am and 6am.


Christina March 28, 2010 at 5:08 pm

They better not cancel Mental i love that show and so does my mom we watched every episode please bring the show back please we are soooooooo looking forward to it!!!


christine March 26, 2010 at 3:52 am



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