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ChenowethIt’s become an annual tradition. TV shows that have ended or have been cancelled — and in some cases have been off the air for a year — are given television’s biggest honor. It kind of feels like waiting until after someone’s died to say nice things about them.

This time around, the first award of the night went to a cancelled show veteran. Kristin Chenoweth took home a statuette for her role as quirky waitress Olive Snook on the quirky Pushing Daisies series. The tiny actress struggled to hold onto the heavy award and was overcome by emotion.

Backstage, the Tony Award-winner said, ” I wasn’t expecting to cry, and wasn’t expecting to win… This is the most special experience in my career.” After talking to the press, she was checked out by onsite paramedics because of signs of a migraine.

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A sketch comedy program which follows much in the same vein as Saturday Night Live. Although it sports a name and logo with the popular humor magazine, it shares little more than a few related sketches like "Spy vs Spy," Don Martin cartoons, and images of the magazine's mascot, Alfred E. Newman.
Posthumous Honors: Cancelled TV Shows Nominated for 2009 Emmy Awards

Posthumous Honors: Cancelled TV Shows Nominated for 2009 Emmy Awards

July 21, 2009
It happens every year. Shows that have ended or (more likely) have been cancelled are nominated for the industry's highest honor, the Emmy Award. Interestingly, many of them are nominated for the show's last episode. Though the cast and crews of these shows may attend the award ceremony on September 12th, they sadly won't be working with each other the next morning. Here are the lucky and yet not-so-lucky nominees... According to Jim, Battlestar Galactica, Boston Legal, ER, Everybody Hates Chris, Life on Mars, MADtv, The Mole, My Name Is Earl, Pushing Daisies, Samantha Who?, and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
TV Show Obituaries: 85 Series from the 2008 – 2009 Season that are Cancelled or Ending

TV Show Obituaries: 85 Series from the 2008 – 2009 Season that are Cancelled or Ending

May 27, 2009
Those not returning for the 2009-10 TV season include 4Real, According To Jim, America's Toughest Jobs, American Gladiators, Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?, Battlestar Galactica, Boston Legal, Celebrity Circus, Celebrity Exposé, Celebrity Family Feud, Charlie Jade, Chocolate News, Cristina's Court, Crusoe, Cupid, D.L. Hughley Breaks The News, Deal Or No Deal, Dirty Sexy Money, Do Not Disturb, Don't Forget The Lyrics!, Easy Money, Eleventh Hour, Eli Stone, ER, Everybody Hates Chris, Fear Itself, Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends, Frank TV, Harper's Island, Hole In The Wall, Homeland Security USA, Howie Do It, In Harm's Way, In The Motherhood, Kath & Kim (US), King Of The Hill, Knight Rider (2008), Kyle XY, Last Comic Standing, Late Night With Conan O'Brien, Life, Life On Mars (US), Lipstick Jungle, MADtv, Momma's Boys, Most Outrageous Moments, My Own Worst Enemy, Nashville Star, Opportunity Knocks, Osbournes: Reloaded, Prison Break, Privileged, Pushing Daisies, Reaper, Samantha Who?, Sit Down, Shut Up, Stargate Atlantis, Stylista, Superstars Of Dance, Swingtown, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, The Baby Borrowers, The Chopping Block, The Emperor's New School, The Ex List, The Game, The L Word, The Middleman, The Morning Show With Mike And Juliet, The Shield, The Starter Wife, The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, The Unit, The Unusuals, Total Request Live, Trust Me, Valentine, Without A Trace, and Worst Week.. Sadly, there may be more. Here are the details: 4Real (CW) Part of the failed partnership between Media Rights Capital and CW, this reality series follows celebrities as they travel around the world and meet inspiring community leaders. Eight episodes were produced but only seven aired. TV show dates: October 5 -- November 23, 2008. According to Jim (ABC) This old-style sitcom about a headstrong contractor and his beautiful wife was successful in its early seasons but, by season five, the ratings really started to decline. Still, the network kept renewing it and the sitcom managed to survive for eight seasons. TV show dates: October 3, 2001 -- May 5, 2009.
2008 – 2009 Cancelled TV Shows: 10 FOX Series That Won’t Be Back for 2009 – 2010

2008 – 2009 Cancelled TV Shows: 10 FOX Series That Won’t Be Back for 2009 – 2010

May 21, 2009
FOX announced its new schedule for the 2009 - 2010 season earlier this week and, other than the renewal of Dollhouse, there weren't many surprises. Shows that will be back next season include 24, American Dad, American Idol, America's Most Wanted, Bones, Cops, Dollhouse, Family Guy, Fringe, Glee, House, Kitchen Nightmares, Lie To Me, The Simpsons, So You Think You Can Dance, and 'Til Death. So You Think You Can Dance is also airing over the Summer. It'll be joined by Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?, Don't Forget The Lyrics!, Hell's Kitchen, and The Moment of Truth. Joining them will be Mental and More to Love. Shows not returning next season include Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?, Do Not Disturb, Don't Forget The Lyrics!, Hole In The Wall, MADtv, Osbournes: Reloaded, Prison Break, Secret Millionaire, Sit Down Shut Up, and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. King Of The Hill has been cancelled but, because FOX still has some leftover episodes, the network has indicated there are plans to air a few next season.
<em>MADtv:</em> Late Night Comedy Series Signs Off — for Now

MADtv: Late Night Comedy Series Signs Off — for Now

May 16, 2009
Tonight marks the final original episode of MADtv, at least on FOX. The network cancelled the show last December after 14 years on the Read more . . .
<em>MADtv:</em> Cast Gearing up for the TV Show’s Big Finale

MADtv: Cast Gearing up for the TV Show’s Big Finale

April 25, 2009
With the long-running pop culture parody show set to end on May 16th, the jokers over at MADtv are going all out to make the Read more . . .
<em>MADtv:</em> FOX Cancels Comedy TV Series, Producer Says Show Will Go On

MADtv: FOX Cancels Comedy TV Series, Producer Says Show Will Go On

November 12, 2008
After 14 years on the air, FOX is pulling the plug on its late-night Saturday TV show, MADtv. Though the sketch series has had Read more . . .
<em>Match Game:</em> A Saucy Update of the Classic Game Show

Match Game: A Saucy Update of the Classic Game Show

June 24, 2008
Move over Gene Rayburn, Charles Nelson Reilly and Brett Somers  — a new Match Game is coming to town! An updated version of the classic Read more . . .
2007 Cancelled Shows: FOX Cancels Plenty of Series

2007 Cancelled Shows: FOX Cancels Plenty of Series

May 17, 2007
Though the FOX network has fewer primetime hours to fill than other networks (15 vs. 22 hours), they’ve certainly burned through their share of TV Read more . . .

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